Shaun Deeb Breaks WSOP Duck

Shaun Deeb Breaks WSOP Duck

Monday, 8 June 2015

The name of Shaun Deeb can be scrubbed off the list of the best players never to have won a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet.

After a few near misses, the 29-year-old got his hands on the gold after topping a high-class 128-runner field in the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em event.

“This is the biggest stage of all, where it’s at in poker, and where you have to win to prove yourself,” Deeb told “I wanted to cross this off my bucket list for quite some time, and I finally took it down.”

Deeb pocketed a first prize of $318,857 after outlasting a stacked final table that included Jason Koon. Greg Merson, Sam Stein, Jason Les and finally Paul Volpe.

“This was one of the toughest final tables I’ve ever played against,” Deeb added.  “This was the second time I’ve made the final in this $10K PLHE event, and to come out on top against these caliber of players was just great. It was really special to get this against Paul (Volpe), because we play together all the time. I know he wanted to win, but to get my first against him was just amazing the way it all happened.”

WSOP $10,000 PLHE Final Payouts

1. Shaun Deeb – $318,857
2. Paul Volpe – $197,048
3. Jason Les – $142,747
4. Sam Stein – $105,364
5. Greg Merson – $79,182
6. Dario Sammartino – $60,545
7. Kristijonas Andrulis – $47,081
8. Ismael Bojang – $37,227
9. Jason Koon – $29,911

Image courtesy of the WSOP.

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