Thursday, November 24 2022

Very few in the poker world have the hustle and bustle during the World Series of Poker (WSOP) this Shaun Deb a, that’s why Deeb is the last PokerNews WSOP Player of the Week.

Halfway through the series, Deeb cashed in 11 events for a total of $311,064 in earnings. Three of those cashes come from deep runs at $10,000 championship events in the past seven days alone.

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Relentless dedication

Deeb’s dedication to the game has been widely documented over the years. The 2018 WSOP Player of the Year is known for playing a full schedule so he’s always on the hunt for another bracelet or POY sweatshirt.

PokerNews recently captured Deeb taking his dedication to new heights by hosting two live events at the WSOP, sprinting back and forth across the Bally Events Center to sweat the POY race more literally. Deeb’s hustle paid off as he ended up finishing eighth in the $3,000 6-Hand Limit Hold’em event for $11,980 and 64th in $1,000 Flip & Go for $2,880.

On June 18, Deeb finished fifth in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship for $83,465, just four days after another big player made a final deposit in the $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championshipwhere he finished in fourth place for $94,606.

Deeb followed up his fifth-place finish in the Stud Hi-Lo Championship with a deep run in Online Event #4: $1,000 PLO 6-Max the very next day, managing to finish in 20th place for $3,992. The following day, Deeb found a 19th place finish in the HORSE Championship $10,000 for $20,193, his third major league win in a week.

These results tell you everything you need to know about Deeb’s performance in various matches against some of the toughest pitches in the entire series.

“Slowly I built,” said Deeb PokerNews earlier this week. “I have two final tables this week at $10,000, stuff happened but I’m glad I got a bunch of deep runs. I have a chance at POY now.”

But Deeb doesn’t attribute his recent WSOP success to hard work or dedication, but rather to a dazzled “lucky” hat he recently bought from another player.

“The hat definitely works,” he said. “I had left the hat in someone’s car, they got COVID, so I waited a week to get the hat back. So yeah, it was a hatless week and it was weird, I didn’t make any final tables I picked up the hat at the Triple Draw final table and then I’m going to the Stud 8 final table… that’s definitely not what’s under hat !”

Deeb’s 11 cashes so far at this year’s World Series have netted him $311,064 in earnings, which isn’t too shabby for a month’s worth of work. Deeb currently sits eighth in the POY rankings with 1,824 points.

Shaun Deeb’s 2022 WSOP Results So Far

June 20 Event #44: $10,000 HORSE Championship 19th $20,193
June 19 Online Event #4: $1,000 PLO 6-Max 20th $3,992
June 18 Event #40: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship 5th $83,465
June 14 Event #31: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship 4th $94,606
June 12 Online Event #3: $400 No Limit Hold’em Ultra Deepstack 363rd $530
June 12 Event #24: $1,000 FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold’em presented by GG Poker 64th $2,880
June 11 Event #23: $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 8th $11,980
June 9 Event #18: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em 160th $2,463
June 6 Event #12: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed 15th $80,000
June 3 Event #7: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better 28 $6,928
June 1 Event #3: $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em 108th $4,027
Total receipts: $311,064

Honorable Mentions

Daniel Zack: Daniel Zac won his third bracelet earlier this week by eliminating Event #40: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship for $324,174 less than two weeks after winning his second bracelet and $440,757 in Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship.

Zack, who currently holds the top spot in the WSOP POY race, also made a deep run this week in Event #46: $5,000 6-Hand No-Limit Hold’emfinishing in 90th place for $8,807.

Daniel Zac
Daniel Zac

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Brian Hastings: Brian Hastings joined the prestigious list of six-time bracelet winners this week when he landed Event #31: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship for $292,146. Hastings has become the ninth player to have six bracelets on his resume, among the likes of Daniel Negreanu, TJ Cloutier and Chris Fergusson.

Later in the week, Hastings found a seventh-place finish in Event #40: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship worth $49,571.


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