Shaun Deeb, a professional poker player with an impressive resume, emerged victorious in the WSOP Circuit main event on March 27 at the Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Verona, New York. Deeb, who hails from Troy in upstate New York and currently resides in Las Vegas, took home $275,916 in prize money and his first gold ring, adding to his five gold bracelets.
Deeb’s career has seen him earn 41 tournament victories and a total of $12,653,007 in earnings, including two other six-figure scores earlier in 2023. He faced tough competition in the $1,700 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament, which drew 1,070 entries and had a prize pool of $1,621,050. Despite the challenges, Deeb persevered and emerged victorious.
At the final table of nine players, Deeb quickly eliminated Matthew Wantman, one of his main competitors. He then maintained his lead throughout the game, ultimately defeating Giyeon Han in a brief heads-up match.
Deeb expressed his appreciation for the Turning Stone Casino and Resort, where he had played as a child with his grandmother, and for the staff who have remained friendly and welcoming over the years. He attributed his recent wins to his strong intuition, momentum, and successful all-in plays.
Notable players who also cashed in the event included James Campbell, Matt Matros, and Tony Sinishtaj, among others. Deeb’s victory adds to his already impressive legacy in the world of poker and cements his status as a force to be reckoned with in the game.
Final Table Results of WSOP Circuit
|6||Gilberto Tavares Garcia||$54,492||US|