Shaun Deeb Wins 5th WSOP Bracelet, Wants To Pass Phil Hellmuth

By Craig Klinski
November 2, 2021

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A four-time WSOP bracelet winner makes it a 5th while an unknown player wins his first WSOP bracelet with over a half dozen events ongoing.

We check out these events and more from the Halloween edition of the World Series of Poker update.

Shaun Deeb secures 5th bracelet with win in $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha

Shaun Deeb made history on Saturday night by becoming just the 28th player in WSOP history to win five bracelets in his poker career. He accomplished the feat at the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha, an event he also won in 2018.

This year, Deeb did it against a field of 212 entries, winning a $1,251,860 first place prize in addition to his bracelet. He clinched the victory by defeating Ka Kwan Lau heads-up ($773,708, but also had to go through John Beauprez ($537,295), Maxx Coleman ($381,394), Veselin Karakitukov ($276,870), David Benyamine ($205,655), Ben Lamb ($156,387) and Charles Sinn ($121,816).

A large portion of the event was simulcast on YouTube, which poker fans can watch below.

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Deeb’s five bracelets have all come in the last seven years. His first bracelet was won during the 2015 Pot Limit Limit Hold’em. He then won the $1,500 Seven Card Stud the next year. In 2018, he won two bracelets, the $25k Pot-Limit Omaha 8 Handed High Roller and the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed Championship. In post match comments, Deeb says he has grander plans for his poker career.

“I’m gonna pass Phil (Hellmuth) eventually. It’s gonna take me a while but I’m gonna pass Phil. It’s gonna take me a decade or two but I’ll be there.”

Nicholas Julia tops Nine Game Mix 6-Handed

Nicholas Julia took down the $2,500 Nine Game Mix 6-Handed on Saturday night, winning a first-place prize of $168,608 and his first WSOP bracelet. Over three days, he defeated a field of 319 players including Kristan Lord heads-up ($104,210). Justin Liberto finished in 3rd for $69,341 while Robert Mizrachi finished in 6th for $23,352.

Julia, who had recorded only $16,000 in live tournament cashes prior to his bracelet win, said that he is a recreational player and will not be playing any other events during the 2021 WSOP.

Ongoing action

Chrisotopher Cummings leads field of 16 in the Seniors Championship

An original field of 5,404 entries is now down to 16 to start Day 4 on Sunday. Christopher Cummings held a huge chip lead when play resumed at 10 AM PT. He is joined by Dannie Jensen, Daniel Jugano, Eric Sune and Todd Hansen, who round out the top 5 vying for six-figure scores including $561,060 for first place.

Colossus attracts 9,399 entries over two flights

The 2021 Colossus event lived up to its name once again by drawing 9,399 entries over two flights on Friday and Saturday. Just 1,181 of those are left heading into Day 2, which gets underway on Sunday morning. Kao Saechao goes into Sunday’s action with the chip lead.

Boris Kolev leads final 19 of $10k 6-Handed No Limit Hold’em Championship

After two days of play, Boris Kolev is the chip leader among 19 survivors who will return at 2 PM on Sunday. He will be joined by a handful of notable names that include Asi Moshe, Matt Berkey and Sam Grafton, who will be playing towards a $751,453 first-place prize and a guaranteed payout of at least $33,042 to the other top finishers.

Danny Wong leads $10k Limit 2-8 Lowball Triple Draw Championship

Event #57, the $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship kicked off on Saturday with 80 entries joining the event. Danny Wong holds the chip lead with 35 players remaining. When action resumes at 2 PM PT, he will be joined by notables such as Nathan Gamble, Shaun Deeb, Kevin Gerhart, Brian Yoon, Anthony Zinno and Phil Hellmuth.

Upcoming events

It’s a Sunday at the World Series of Poker so that means plenty of new events starting up. Starting things off at 10 AM PT will be the $1,000 Super Seniors No Limit Hold’em, which is open to players who are 60 years of age or older. At 2 PM PT, the $1,000 TAG TEAM No Limit Hold’em returns with each entry requiring a 2-person team to register.

At 3 PM PT, one of the most highly anticipated events of the WSOP, the $50,000 Players Championship begins at 3 PM PT. It’s a five-day tournament that typically attracts poker’s finest with a selection of games including No Limit Hold’em; Seven Card Stud; Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better; Razz; Pot-Limit Omaha; Limit Hold’em; Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better; No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw; 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw.

Last up is an online event, the $666 No Limit Hold’em starting at 5:30 PM PT on

Watch the WSOP

PokerGo takes a break from WSOP streaming coverage to prepare for the start of the Main Event, which is this Thursday. PokerGo will pick up things up from the first flight, Day 1a on Thursday. Poker fans will also be able to tune in to the CBS Sports Network, which takes over coverage from ESPN.

Sights and sounds from the WSOP

Daniel Negreanu is playing the $10,000 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw, where he meets up with Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler in his latest WSOP vlog.

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