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Shaun Deeb Wins His Second World Series of Poker Bracelet Of The Summer

Deeb Earns $814,179 and Fourth Career Bracelet Overall


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Just when it looked like we might see the first summer since 1999 with no double-bracelet winners, Shaun Deeb kept the streak alive by taking down the $10,000 six-handed no-limit hold’em event with just a handful of tournaments remaining on the schedule.

Deeb, who now has four total career World Series of Poker bracelets, topped a field of 355 in the big-blind ante tournament, taking home $814,179 of the $3,337,000 prize pool. Deeb’s previous win this summer came in the $25,000 pot-limit Omaha high roller, for which he banked $1,402,683.

“I don’t know," said Deeb. "This year has just been ridiculous. To win two tough events, you know… I said it after the PLO and I’m going to say it again. It still isn’t going to sink in until I’m home, but this is exactly the summer I came out here to do.”

This was Deeb’s 15th cash of the summer, and followed up a deep run in the main event where he finished in 105th place for $57,010. He also made the money in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship event and finished third in a $1,500 no-limit 2-7 lowball tournament.

Deeb’s previous bracelets came in the 2016 $1,500 stud event, and the 2012 $10,000 pot-limit hold’em event. As a result of his stellar summer, the 32-year-old now has more than $6.4 million in live tournament earnings, and is now 10th in the Card Player Player of the Year race.

To secure his second title of the summer, Deeb had to overcome a tough final table that included John Andress (6th), Scott Margereson (5th), Romain Lewis (3rd), and Paul Volpe (2nd).

Lewis has had a number of close calls this summer. The Frenchman also finished second in the $1,500 big-blind ante no-limit hold’em event for $194,837, and second in the $3,000 six-handed pot-limit Omaha event for $293,553.

Volpe was also looking for his second bracelet of the summer, meaning once heads-up play began, the WSOP was assured of having yet another double-bracelet winner. Volpe has been on fire with eight cashes, having finished third in the $10,000 super turbo bounty event for $169,195, and first in the $10,000 Omaha eight-or-better event for $417,921. He now has nearly $7.9 million in career live tournament earnings.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Shaun Deeb $814,179 1500
2 Paul Volpe $503,196 1250
3 Romain Lewis $325,842 1000
4 Bin Duan $216,370 750
5 Scott Margereson $147,431 625
6 John Andress $103,152 500

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