Deeb, one of the WSOP’s top players
The New Yorker is one among the top contenders for the 2023 edition with his five bracelets and his recently acquired WSOPC ring.
Building on his success in the World Series of Poker Festival, professional player Shaun Deeb just earned his first ring in the World Series of Poker Circuit.
The events occurred on March 27 at the WSOPC Turning Stone US$1,700 Main Event and resulted in a payout of US$275,916 to the American participant.
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While Deeb may not be a household name, he has reportedly won over US$11.5 million in live tournaments and has been photographed next to the WSOP gold bracelet five times.
“I came into this event thinking I would win. My pride tells me I’m the greatest, yet the competition was far stronger than I anticipated. The guys threw me in some precarious positions, and I ended up risking more than I should have at the final table “after his most recent triumph, he stated.
This victory is especially meaningful for him as a native New Yorker since he began playing poker here in this particular casino 20 years ago.
“Twenty years ago, I started going to Turning Stone. My grandma, as well as every uncle and great-uncle I had, used to visit here often. At the local US$4/US$8 Limit Hold’em game, my grandma was a household name. This was always her favorite casino because of the wonderful treatment she received there.”
Deeb has previously won US$208,800 in the US$10,000 H.O.R.S.E tournament at the PokerGo Tour’s Mixed Games festival.
He is now planning to defend his title in the WSOP 2023, which begins on May 30 of that year. His most recent victory came in 2021, when he took home $1,251,860 at Event #53, a $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament.