Shaun Deeb, a native of Troy, NY and a professional poker player won the 2018 World Series of Poker $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller, topping a tough field of 230-entry (181 unique entries + 49 re-entries) to win his third career gold bracelet and the $1,402,683 first-place prize. The top 35 players made the money, with a minimum cash worth $37,500.
This was the largest live tournament cash and it brought his lifetime live tournament earnings to more than $5.5 million. This was Deeb’s tenth final table finish at the WSOP and his 3rd in this particular game.
“A couple of years ago, I made two PLO final tables but got seventh and eight. I really felt like I got unlucky, but there’s such variance – cracking aces, having aces hold, it’s everything in this tournament at a final table,” Deeb told WSOP reporters after closing the deal. “I got a great start to the day, got the chip lead, was really never in a bad spot. I was able to control the pot size the way I wanted to in almost every hand. It really helps to not get in an inflated pot with a marginal hand.”
Deeb entered the 5th and final day in fourth chip position with six players remaining, but just a few big blinds separated most of the players in the middle of the pack. There was lots of challenging competitors signing up with Deeb at the final table, with his five opponents combining for eight WSOP bracelets and more than $43.5 million in lifetime live tournament earnings.
Here is the Final table Result of Event #42 $25K Pot-Limit Omaha:
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in USD)|
|1||Shaun Deeb||United States||$1,402,683|
|2||Ben Yu||United States||$866,924|
|3||Scotty Nguyen||United States||$592,875|
|4||James Calderaro||United States||$414,134|
|5||Jason Koon||United States||$295,606|
|6||Ryan Tosoc||United States||$215,718|