Shaun Deeb decided to take part in Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller at the 2021 WSOP to see if he could find success just like he did at the 2018 WSOP when he won the event. Deeb ended up having a great run at the event that eventually led to him finishing in first place and winning his second $25,000 PLO High Roller Event.
Deeb Wins 5th WSOP Bracelet
The $25,000 PLO High Roller Event at the 2021 WSOP attracted a total of 212 entries which swathe guaranteed prize pool swell past $5 million. Some of the biggest names in high stakes poker took part in the event. Deeb went in with confidence as he had the experience of winning the 2018 $25,000 PLO High Roller Event which saw him collect $1,402,683.
When it played down to the final table, there was a mix of players from different countries around the world and Deeb was part of the mix. The first two players to be eliminated from the mix were Americans Charles Sinn who picked up $121,816 for his 8th place finish and Ben Lamb who collected $156,387 for his 7th place finish.
The next player to be eliminated in 6th place was Frenchman David Benyamine who finished with $205,655. Bulgarian Veselin Karakitukov was the next to go in 5th place with $276,870.The prize money for the next four players increased significantly and it was a closely contested game.
American Maxx Coleman was eliminated in 4th place for $381,394 while compatriot John Beauprez had to settle for 3rd place and $537,295. The final two players at the table were Shaun Deeb and Ka Kwan Lau from Hong Kong.
Ka Kwan Lau had a good run at the $25,000 PLO High Roller Event in 2019 when he finished in 8th place. He had the chip lead coming into the final day but did not have the momentum on his side and Deeb was responsible for eliminating all of the final five players including Ka Kwan Lau.
Ka Kwan Lau took home an impressive $773,708 for his second place finish while Shaun Deeb collected his 5th WSOP bracelet and a 7 figure payout of $1,251,860. This win has now helped push Deeb’s total career prize money past $9 million according to the Hendon Mob. He now sits in 11th place on New York’s All Time Money list and in 115th place on the All Time Money list.
Speaking of his performance during the event, Deeb said “Usually I have my one set plan, but I really kept trying to switch it up on these guys and figure out what way worked best versus them, and just running them over and making the nuts a bunch is the way to go.”
Deeb Wants To Beat Hellmuth’s Record
Deeb was very happy to win his second $25,000 PLO High Roller Event and claim his 5th WSOP gold bracelet. He has had a good run at the 2021 WSOP making two final tables and collecting his 12th cashout in WSOP history.
Deeb was not shy in outlining his WSOP goals and said that he wanted to surpass Phil Hellmuth and become the player with the most number of WSOP bracelets. Hellmuth currently leads the pack and now has 16 WSOP bracelets to his name, after winning his 16th bracelet at the 2021 WSOP.
Deeb said he knows that it might take him a decade or maybe even two decades to get past Hellmuth but he is determined to eventually get there.