2018 WSOP Event 74: Shaun Deeb Wins Second Bracelet of the Summer in $10,000 6-Max ($814,179)
Shaun Deeb has become the first player to win two bracelets during the 2018 World Series of Poker after he defeated Paul Volpe heads-up to win Event #74: Big Blind Antes $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship for $814,179.
"It's been ridiculous to win two of these high-level events. This is exactly the summer that I came out to do."
After taking down Event #42: $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller back in June for his third bracelet and $1,402,683, Deeb claimed his fourth career bracelet after a lengthy three-handed battle between Deeb, Volpe and Romain Lewis came to an end after the latter exited in third.
This left Deeb and Volpe to battle it out for the bracelet, and not for the first time. Deeb ultimately came through the battle, just like he did back in 2015 when he defeated Volpe heads-up to win Event #15: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship.
The $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship introduced the big blind ante into the structure for the first time and it brought together a field of 355 players and created a $3,337,000 prize pool.
Final Table Results
|1||Shaun Deeb||United States||$814,179|
|5||Scott Margereson||United Kingdom||$147,431|
|6||John Andress||United States||$103,152|
Deeb, who before today's victory was sitting in second place in the WSOP Player Of The Year rankings, spoke after his victory.
"It's been ridiculous to win two of these high-level events. It's not going to sink in until I'm home. This is exactly the summer that I came out to do."
"It's not going to sink in until I'm home."
"The big ace-nine bluff is the one which everyone will talk about. I was convinced he just had two pair and he wasn't going to call me off. It was such a goofy line for me to bluff as well," said Deeb on his decisions at the table.
Speaking on the POY race, he said: "I've always focused on leaderboards. It's always been a pride of my grinding ability. This was an intense year. I still might have to go to Rozvadov because John Hennigan still has chips in the H.O.R.S.E. tournament. It's like a boxing match. Every time I throw a jab, he counters back, and now he's coming for first place in that horse. He'll always be in striking distance."
Deeb is still not done playing this Series, and has plans for Day 1c of Event #75: $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels) - $1 Million Guarantee: "I'll hop in The Closer tomorrow and fire and then join Tony's (Tony Miles) rail at the Main Event."
Action of the day
The day started with 17 players coming back with a chance of becoming the $10,000 6-Handed champion and claiming the $814,179 first-place prize. Several late eliminations occurred at the end of Day 2, and the play slowed down in the opening level before Anthony Zinno became the first Day 3 player to exit when and took away $32,700.
2018 WSOP series bracelet winner Michael Addamo (16th - $32,700), Jason Mangold (15th-$32,700) Jan-Eric Schwippert (14th-$32,700) and Ankush Mandavia (13th-$32,700) were the next to exit before the final two tables were set.
"The big ace-nine bluff is the one which everyone will talk about."
Mark Teltscher (12th - $41,721), Sam Greenwood (11th - $41,721), Matthijs Aerts (10th - $54,831), Mike Watson (9th - $54,831) and Todd Ivens (8th - $74,162) all fell before the unoffical final table of seven.
Martin Zamani was the player to burst the official final table bubble after he lost with ace-queen against Bin Duan's ace-king. Zamani lost the majority of his chips prior to this hand when he got into blind-on-blind action. Zamani and Paul Volpe got it all in preflop and the former was in bad shape. Volpe's pocket nines held against Zamani's pocket fours which left the latter with just four big blinds. Zamani did spin it back up to ten big blinds but ultimately fell in 7th place for $74,162.
Volpe was involved in the next elimination as well when his ace-king held against John Andress' ace-eight, and Andress walked away in 6th place for $103,152.
Scott Margereson came back from 10 big blinds earlier on in the day when his ace-ten beat Michael Addamo's ace-jack all-in at showdown. He then had a series of battles with Shaun Deeb and they doubled through each other several times. But Margereson was unable to perform the ultimate comeback and it was Deeb who sealed his fate when his ace-five held against jack-eight after Margereson had shoved into Deebs' big blind from the small. Margereson, who came fourth in the COLOSSUS for $ 221,772 earlier on in the series, took fifth place this time around for $147,131.
Bin Duan was the short stack in the remaining four and he was unable to fight for a place in the final three. His pocket eights were up against Romain Lewis' king-jack all-in preflop and when a jack hit the turn the French rail exploded and the river card brick for Duan to signal his elimination in fourth place for $216,370.
The final three were all even in chips and their battle lasted for 58 hands.
Volpe and Deeb pulled away from Lewis before the Frenchman pulled it back. But the experience of Volpe and Deeb once again allowed them to move ahead of Lewis before the giants clashed. Deeb five-bet all in with pocket sixes and was called by Volpe who had pocket nines. Volpe's pair held and he took a big lead against Deeb and Romain.
Romain was the man to fall in third place for $325,842 and rounded off a great summer for the Frenchman, who also achieved two other runner-up finishes in the series.
The heads-up battle saw both players swing in chips and both Volpe and Debb held the lead at some stage. Ultimately is was Deeb who applied the most pressure and when it back down to it he made the correct call. His king-four was ahead of Volpe's king-seven on the three-four-six flop. Volpe was unable to hit his outs, and Debb collected the fourth bracelet of his career as well as the $814,179 first-place prize.
With Deeb's mind firmly set on winning the POTY race, it will be an interesting battle over the next few months.
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Shaun Deeb's 2018 WSOP Results
|$1,500||Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||44th||$4,723|
|$2,500||Mixed Triple Draw Lowball||37th||$3,937|
|$1,500||No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw||3rd||$36,330|
|$1,500||Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw||19th||$3,799|
|$50,000||Poker Players Championship||10th||$111,447|
|$2,500||Mixed Big Bet||13th||$5,460|
|$25,000||Pot Limit Omaha High Roller||1st||$1,402,683|
|$1,000||NLHM Super Turbo Bounty||172nd||$1,214|
|$1,000||NLHM Online Championship||96th||$2,641|
In this Series
- 1 2018 WSOP Event 1: Jordan Hufty Wins First WSOP Gold in $565 Casino Employees
- 2 2018 WSOP Event 2: Elio Fox Wins First Ever WSOP $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty for $393,693
- 3 2018 WSOP Event 3: Joe Cada Wins 2018 WSOP $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em SHOOTOUT for $226,218
- 4 2018 WSOP Event 4: Julien Martini Wins $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better ($239,771)
- 5 2018 WSOP Event 5: Nick Petrangelo Wins WSOP $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller ($2,910,227)
- 6 2018 WSOP Event 6: Jeremy Perrin Wins The GIANT Turning $365 Into $250,966
- 7 2018 WSOP Event 7: Roberly Felicio Wins the 2018 WSOP COLOSSUS for $1,000,000
- 8 2018 WSOP Event 8: Johannes Becker Wins $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball ($180,455)
- 9 2018 WSOP Event 9: Paul Volpe Wins Third WSOP Bracelet in Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
- 10 2018 WSOP Event 10: William ‘Twooopair’ Reymond Wins $365 WSOP.com ONLINE Event ($154,996)
- 11 2018 WSOP Event 11: Tim Andrew Triumphs in the $365 PLO GIANT for $116,015, Mizrachi Fifth
- 12 2018 WSOP Event 12: Jeremy Harkin Wins $1,500 Dealer's Choice for $129,882
- 13 2018 WSOP Event 13: Benjamin Moon Wins $1,500 Big Blind Antes for $315,346
- 14 2018 WSOP Event 14: Daniel Ospina Wins First Bracelet for Colombia in 2-7 Lowball Draw
- 15 2018 WSOP Event 15: Andrey Zhigalov Wins $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. for $202,787
- 16 2018 WSOP Event 16: Justin Bonomo Wins Second WSOP Bracelet in $10K Heads-Up Championship
- 17 2018 WSOP Event 17: Ognyan Dimov Wins Third Bracelet for Bulgaria in Event #17 ($378,743)
- 18 2018 WSOP Event 18: Adam Friedman Wins Second Bracelet in $10K Dealer's Choice
- 19 2018 WSOP Event 19: Craig Varnell Wins $565 Pot-Limit Omaha ($181,790)
- 20 2018 WSOP Event 20: Jeremy Wien Conquers $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $537,710
- 21 2018 WSOP Event 21: Arne Kern Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER ($1,173,223)
- 22 2018 WSOP Event 22: Philip Long Wins $1,500 Eight Game Mix ($147,348)
- 23 2018 WSOP Event 23: Brian Rast Wins Fourth Bracelet in 2-7 Lowball Championship, Brunson 6th
- 24 2018 WSOP Event 24: Michael Addamo Wins Event #24: $2,620 MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em
- 25 2018 WSOP Event 25: Benjamin Dobson Wins First WSOP Gold in $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo
- 26 2018 WSOP Event 26: Filippos Stavrakis Dedicates WSOP PLO Bracelet ($169,842) to His Brother
- 27 2018 WSOP Event 27: John Hennigan Wins 2018 WSOP $10K HORSE for Fifth Bracelet and $415K
- 28 2018 WSOP Event 28: Fortunate River Gives Gal Yifrach First WSOP Bracelet & $461K Prize
- 29 2018 WSOP Event 29: Hanh Tran Wins First WSOP Bracelet in $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw ($117,282)
- 30 2018 WSOP Event 30: Ryan Bambrick Wins First Gold Bracelet in Dominating Fashion
- 31 2018 WSOP Event 31: Steven Albini Wins $1,500 Stud to Deny Jeff Lisandro 7th Bracelet
- 32 2018 WSOP Event 32: Matthew Davis Tops Biggest Seniors Event Ever to Win $662,983
- 33 2018 WSOP Event 33: Michael Mizrachi Wins His Third Poker Players Championship Title
- 34 2018 WSOP Event 34: Robert Peacock Wins First WSOP Gold in $1,000 DOUBLE STACK
- 35 2018 WSOP Event 35: Yueqi Zhu Claims First WSOP Gold in $1,500 Mixed Omaha
- 36 2018 WSOP Event 36: Farhintaj Bonyadi Wins Event $1,000 Super Seniors ($311,451)
- 37 2018 WSOP Event 37: Eric Baldwin Wins Second Bracelet, Dedicates it to His Father
- 38 2018 WSOP Event 38: Yaniv Birman Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet in $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship ($236,238)
- 39 2018 WSOP Event 39: Preston Lee Captures $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout Bracelet ($236,498)
- 40 2018 WSOP Event 40: Scott Bohlman Wins WSOP $2,500 Mixed Big Bet ($122,138)
- 41 2018 WSOP Event 41: Robert Nehorayan Wins $1,500 Limit Hold'em for $173,568
- 42 2018 WSOP Event 42: Shaun Deeb Gets Revenge on Ben Yu to Win $25K PLO for $1,402,683
- 43 2018 WSOP Event 43: Timur Margolin Takes Down $2,500 NLHE for $507,274
- 44 2018 WSOP Event 44: Nicholas Seiken Wins $10k 2-7 Triple Draw Championship for $287,987
- 45 2018 WSOP Event 45: Mario Prats Garcia Wins $1,000 Big Blind NLH For $258,255
- 46 2018 WSOP Event 46: David Brookshire Wins WSOP $2,500 Mixed Omaha/Stud Hi-Lo 8 ($214,291)
- 47 2018 WSOP Event 47: Matthew 'mendey' Mendez Wins First WSOP Online PLO Bracelet ($135,077)
- 48 2018 WSOP Event 48: Tommy Nguyen Wins Monster Stack for $1,037,451
- 49 2018 WSOP Event 49: Loren Klein Wins $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship for $1,018,336
- 50 2018 WSOP Event 50: Jay Kwon Wins $1,500 Razz ($125,431)
- 51 2018 WSOP Event 51: Ryan Leng Ships First WSOP Gold in $1,500 BOUNTY ($272,504)
- 52 2018 WSOP Event 52: Scott Seiver Wins $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship ($296,222)
- 53 2018 WSOP Event 53: Couden Tops Elezra, Matusow, Negreanu, and Fitoussi to win $1,500 PLO8
- 54 2018 WSOP Event 54: Portugal's Diogo Veiga Wins $3K Big Blind Antes ($522,715)
- 55 2018 WSOP Event 55: Giuseppe Pantaleo and Nikita Luther Win the $1K Tag Team for $175,805!
- 56 2018 WSOP Event 56: Calvin Anderson Wins His Second Bracelet in the $10K Razz ($309,220)!
- 57 2018 WSOP Event 57: Jessica Dawley Wins the WSOP Ladies Championship for $130,230!
- 58 2018 WSOP Event 58: Tribe Has Spoken: Jean-Robert Bellande Wins First Bracelet for $616K
- 59 2018 WSOP Event 59: Mike Takayama Makes History as the First Filipino to Win a WSOP Bracelet
- 60 2018 WSOP Event 60: Galfond Wins 3rd Bracelet in $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
- 61 2018 WSOP Event 61: Ryan 'Toosick' Tosoc Wins WSOP.com $1,000 Championship ($238,778)
- 62 2018 WSOP Event 62: Galen Hall Wins $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em for $888,888
- 63 2018 WSOP Event 63: Chance 'BingShui' Kornuth Wins Second Bracelet in WSOP.com Online High Roller for $341,598
- 64 2018 WSOP Event 64: Matsuzuki Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet in $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo
- 65 John Cynn Wins the 2018 WSOP Main Event for $8,800,000!
- 66 2018 WSOP Event 66: Longsheng Tan Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em for $323,472
- 67 2018 WSOP Event 67: Anderson Ireland Wins $1,500 PLO Bounty for First Bracelet and $141K
- 68 2018 WSOP Event 68: Guoliang Wei Wins Fourth Chinese Bracelet in The Little One for One Drop ($559,332)
- 69 2018 WSOP Event 69: Ronald Keijzer Wins $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed for $475,033
- 70 2018 WSOP Event 70: Yaser Al-Keliddar Wins Event #70: $3K Limit Hold'em 6-Handed for $154K
- 71 2018 WSOP Event 71: Phil Hellmuth Wins 15th Career Bracelet in $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em!
- 72 2018 WSOP Event 72: Jordan Polk Wins $1,500 Mixed NLH/PLO for $197,461
- 73 2018 WSOP Event 73: Denis Timofeev Bests Leo Margets to Win the $1,000 Double Stack Turbo
- 74 2018 WSOP Event 74: Shaun Deeb Wins Second Bracelet of the Summer in $10,000 6-Max ($814,179)
- 75 2018 WSOP Event 75: Joe Cada Wins His Fourth Career Bracelet in The Closer ($612,886)
- 76 2018 WSOP Event 76: Brian Hastings Wins the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E and 4th Bracelet
- 77 2018 WSOP Event 77: Ben Yu Wins Third Bracelet in $50,000 High Roller $1,650,773