Shaun Deeb is supposed to be one of the poker celebrities. However, it sounds surprising that he obtained his first WSOP title only last year. Nevertheless, one success is always followed by the next one. He managed to win the 2016 WSOP $1,500 Seven Card Stud Event by beating 331 opponents. His second WSOP title allowed him to pocket $111,101.
While entering the final round Mr. Deeb was one bet behind the current chip leader Eugene Katchalov. However, he succeeded in drawing ahead of him. He achieved victory at the final table within four hours.
The winner was really happy to get his second gold bracelet, especially taking into account the fact that he had to compete for it with many experienced professional poker players. Deeb admitted that he was very lucky. During the tournament, he obtained good cards from the dealer, so it was not so difficult to win.
The winner personally eliminated five players on his way to the victory. In the heads-up series he played against Adam Friedman. Shaun Deeb had 1.4 million chips at the beginning of the final round. As for his opponent, Adam Friedman could boast only 1,100,100 chips. Deeb immediately started increasing its advantage. In the final hand Mr. Friedman collected a pair of queens versus Deebís two tens. However, the 30-year-old player managed to collect two pairs. So, Friedman became the runner up and pocketed $68,666 as a consolation prize.
The following poker players took part in the final round: Max Pescatori (a 3rd-place finish and $46,312), Katherine Fleck (a 4th-place finish and $31,899), Eugene Katchalov (a 5th-place finish and $22,448), Yaniv Birman (a 6th-place finish and $16,147), John Monnette (a 7th-place finish and $11,878), and Cory Zeidman (an 8th-place finish and $8,941).