Shaun Deeb, a US online and live poker pro is having a profitable World Series of Poker this year with total earnings of $2.5 million, mainly from two big wins, although he has cashed 15 times this series.
The first was the $25,000 buy-in PLO High Roller, where he took home $1,402,683, and his second came over the weekend when he took down the $10,000 buy-in NLHE Six-Max event, winning another $814,179.
Both events carried the coveted winner bracelets, bringing Deeb’s WSOP jewellery collection total to four.
Deeb had to work hard for the money, besting 355 entrants, a tough final table and a heads up against triple bracelet holder Paul Volpe.
Volpe started heads up action with a more than 4 to 1 chip advantage, but Deeb staged a fight back that saw him reduce that to a 2 to 1 lead and then draw level.
Retaining the momentum, Deeb increased his lead to 4 to 1 with a clever bluff, and a few hands later he managed to eliminate his last opponent, sending Volpe to the exit and the $505,196 runner up prize.
Other final table cashes included:
3rd: Romain Lewis – $325,842
4th: Bin Duan – $216,370
5th: Scott Margereson – $147,431
6th: John Andress – $103,152