The annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) is an exciting affair. It’s the place where players from all over the world come with a hope to win and etch their names in poker history. Held in Las Vegas every summer, the WSOP gives poker players a chance to prove their mettle. This is why the WSOP gold bracelet has become one of the most coveted rewards.
While many poker legends have won their fair share of gold bracelets in the past, there are some names that are cropping up in the poker circuit from the recent past. Shaun Deeb is an American professional poker player and one of the newer poker faces in recent years. Born in 1986, Deeb is from New York and currently has five WSOP titles under his belt. He started playing poker from a young age and has a deep passion for the game. After a few years of playing poker, at just age 24, Deeb announced his retirement from professional poker. However, that did not last too long as he immediately jumped back into the game in 2010.
Years before his first WSOP bracelet, Deeb had actually made his first final table in the 2011 WSOP where he finished fourth in the $2,500 10 Game Mix/Six Handed for $67,146. This was a good call because he went on to score his first WSOP win in the 2015 WSOP where he took down the $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em for $318,857. He got this victory after defeating opponent Paul Volpe.
In 2016, this pro grabbed a WSOP bracelet by shipping the $1,500 Seven Card Stud for $111,101. 2018 was doubly sweet as Deeb nailed two gold bracelets. In 2021, this talented player won bracelet number five for $1,251,860.
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As we mentioned before Deeb is a regular online MTT (multi-table tournament) player and even has other accolades to his name like his three World Champion of Online Poker (WCOOP) player of the year titles. He also has five Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) championships to his credit. All these just goes to show how dedicated this poker pro is.
All the stats in this article are updated as of 11th March 2022!
As per Hendon Mob, Deeb’s biggest live cash score was in the 2018 WSOP when he shipped the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller – 8 Handed for a whopping $1,402,683. This 36-year-old has total live earnings worth $9,274,239 and ranks 113th in the all-time money list.
When he won his fifth WSOP bracelet, Deeb made it clear that he plans on winning even more WSOP bracelets in the future. He told PokerGo, “It’s going to take me a while, but I’m going to pass Phil,” referring to Phil Hellmuth’s record-breaking 16th WSOP title. This MTT pro further said, “I think online I’m a stronger player, and there are so many more online bracelets. I’m going to catch him one day. It’s going to take me a decade or two, but I’ll be there.” Well, as long as Deeb aims to grab WSOP gold bracelets, we will be there to cover it.
Donna Amo is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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