USA's Shaun Deeb, 32, bested a star-packed field in Event #42: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller to claim yet another WSOP bracelet and $1.4 million in prize money! It was the Las Vegas-based online and live poker pro's third WSOP bracelet after winning his first two in 2016 and 2017. Not to forget, the $1,402,683 winner's check is the largest of his career!
"It's crazy to get here," Deeb said. "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. 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."
Final Table results:
1st: Shaun Deeb, $1,402,683
2nd: Ben Yu, $866,924
3rd: Scotty Nguyen, $592,875
4th: James Calderaro, $414,134
5th: Jason Koon, $295,606
6th: Ryan Tosoc, $215,718
7th: David Benyamine, $161,020
8th: Bogdan Capitan, $123,004
Other notables who made the money:
Among those cashing in Event #42 were Jason Mercier (12th, $77,107), Luis Velador (13th, $63,350), Martin Kozlov (14th, $63,350), Robert Mizrachi (15th, $53,391), Craig Varnell (16th, $53,391), Christopher Frank (18th, $46,190), David Prociak (20th, $46,190), Sam Soverel (24th, $46,190), Mike Leah (25th, $41,049), and Erik Seidel (26th, $41,049).
Entries and prize pool:
230 players entered the tournament which created a prize pool of $5,462,500. The top 35 finishers received a minimum cash of $37,500.