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Shaun Deeb Wins 2016 World Series of Poker $1,500 Seven Card Stud Event

30-Year-Old Poker Pro Wins Second Gold Bracelet and $111,101


Shaun Deeb has been one of online tournament poker’s biggest stars for years, but he only just broke through and took down his first World Series of Poker bracelet last year. He didn’t have to wait very long to capture his next WSOP title, as just over a year later he topped a field of 331 players to win the 2016 $1,500 seven card stud event, capturing his second gold bracelet and the $111,101 first-place prize.

The 30-year-old poker pro came into the final table just one big bet behind chip leader Eugene Katchalov, a former champion of this very event. He quickly jumped out to the lead and never looked back, making quick work of the final table which resumed at 2:00 PM local time and was done by 5:45.

“I was just happy to have some chips going into Day Three and it obviously was a super tough final table with a lot of great players who have been playing for over a decade,” Deeb told “There’s a lot of run good in stud… I had all the big hands and all the 3-way pots and I ran one big bluff and it got through and with the time it just had value so it was really easy to play. I didn’t really have to outplay anyone. Anyone would’ve won with my cards in that tournament.”

Adam FriedmanDeeb busted five of his seven opponents along the way. Heads-up play began against Adam Friedman with just over 1.4 million of the 2.5 million chips in play. He continued to grow his stack, leaving Friedman with just 4 big bets by the time the final hand arose. Friedman made a pair of queens by fourth street to take the lead against Deeb’s buried pair of tens, but Deeb spike two pair on seventh street to lock up the pot and send Friedman to the rail in second place ($68,666).

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Shaun Deeb $111,101 480
2 Adam Friedman $68,666 400
3 Max Pescatori $46,312 320
4 Katherine Fleck $31,899 240
5 Eugene Katchalov $22,448 200
6 Yaniv Birman $16,147 160
7 John Monnette $11,878 120
8 Cory Zeidman $8,941 80

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2016 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.