Shaun Deeb Wins First WSOP Circuit Ring in Turning Stone Main Event ($275,916)

Shaun Deeb

Shaun Deeb has five World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets to his name, and he can now add a WSOP Circuit ring to his list of poker accomplishments. Deeb took down the WSOPC Turning Stone $1,700 Main Event for $275,916 and his first Circuit ring after defeating heads-up opponent Giyeon Han, who took home $170,528.

The WSOPC Turning Stone ran March 16-27 and consisted of 16 No-Limit Hold'em and Pot-Limit Omaha events, including the Main Event that drew 1,070 runners for a prize pool of $1,621,050.

A New York native, Deeb no doubt felt comfortable throughout his path to victory. He entered the final table second in chips and at one point called out his opponent's exact holding, according to WSOP live updates.

“I would hope I was the best player in the field," Deeb told WSOP. "My ego says I’m the best, but it was actually tougher competition than I was expecting deep. People put me in some tough spots, I was three-betting a ton at this final table, way more than I thought I should have, but I think some of them caged me a little bit.”

WSOPC Turning Stone $1,700 Main Event Final Table Results

 1Shaun DeebLas Vegas, NV$275,916
 2Glyeon HanWebster, NY$170,528
 3Cindy SpierNewton, MA$126,097
 4Kyle GruppClarence, NY$94,274
 5Paul RossLatham, NY$71,272
 6Gilberto TaverasUtica, NY$54,492
 7Raymond EzzieWestlake, OH$42,139
 8Matthew WantmanStoneham, MA$32,964
 9Patrick WhitePearl River, NY$26,089

Hometown Hero

The victory at Turning Stone was a sentimental one for Deeb, who got his poker start playing in the very same New York casino.

"I've been coming to Turning Stone for 20 years," Deeb told Turning Stone. "My grandmother and all my uncles and great-uncles used to come here all the time. My grandma was one of the most famous poker players in the $4/$8 Limit Hold'em game here. The staff were always amazing to her, this was always her favorite casino to go to."

While Deeb has crushed both WSOP and WSOP Europe events, he has been somewhat quiet on the WSOP Circuit. In March 2022, Deeb finished third in the WSOPC Turning Stone Event #10: $400 No-Limit Hold'em for $11,455, coming up a few spots short of winning his first Circuit ring.

Now a year later, Deeb got that ring by getting through a field that included defending champion Joseph Rice (52nd - $4,479), David Kuder (47th - $4,479), Matthew Wantman (8th - $32,964) and Paul Ross (5th - $71,272).

Deeb is on a serious hot streak after winning the opening $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. event at last month's PokerGo Tour Mixed Games festival for $208,800 and earlier finishing fourth in a PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 PLO High Roller for $121,500.

The Circuit victory sets Deeb up nicely for the upcoming WSOP festival in Las Vegas. Deeb won his fifth and most recent bracelet in 2021 in the WSOP Event #53: $25,000 PLO, which also brought him $1.3 million.

Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb

Perrone Wins Third Circuit Ring

Deeb was not the only big winner at the WSOPC Turning Stone stop. Earlier in the series, Chicago's Michael Perrone took down Event #8: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack to win his third Circuit ring and $77,407.

Perrone also has a bracelet after taking down Event #10: Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em (Freezeout) at the 2021 WSOP for a career-best $152,173.

Michael Perrone
Michael Perrone

Other notable winners at WSOPC Turning Stone included Rochester's Timothy Russ, who took down Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em for his first ring and a career-best $116,971, as well as Jeffrey Kurtz, who won his second ring by taking down Event #5: $600 NLH Black Chip Bounty for $37,653.

A full list of Circuit ring winners at the WSOPC Turning Stone stop is available in the table below.

WSOPC Turning Stone Ring Winners

 Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack647$213,510Steven GoodemoteCanadaigua, NY$39,688
 Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em2,616$863,280Timothy RussLatham, NY$116,971
 Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em573$189,090Alden PalmerStafford Springs, CT$35,250
 Event #4: $300 Seniors871$209,040John BieberTrumansburg, NY$36,024
 Event #5: $600 NLH Black Chip Bounty461$237,415Jeffrey KurtzCamillus, NY$37,653
 Event #6: $400 No-Limited Hold'em 6-Max526$173,580Tyler DietzLewiston, NY$34,085
 Event #7: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha227$116,905Ryan DellRochester, NY$27,025
 Event #8: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack1,551$406,242Michael PerroneChicago, IL$77,407
 Event #9: $1,700 Main Event1,070$1,621,050Shaun DeebLas Vegas, NV$275,916
 Event #10: $400 No-Limit Hold'em450$148,500Patrick WhitePearl River, NY$29,461
 Event #11: $200 Ladies285$45,600Katelin KoperElmont, NY$9,951
 Event #12: $400 No-Limit Hold'em447$147,510Xulong ZhangFairport, NY$29,278
 Event #13: $400 No-Limit Hold'em493$162,690Gregory HimmelbrandOakland Gardens, NY$31,559
 Event #14: $300 Seniors622149280Dennis MckelveyGales Ferry, CT$28,037
 Event #15: $1,100 No-Limit Hold'emTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
 Event #16: $400 No-Limit Hold'em - Last Chance338111540Nathan RosenkranzEast Longmeadow, MA$23,919

Check out Shaun Deeb's recent in-depth interview with PokerNews

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  • Shaun Deeb's hot streak continues as the five-time WSOP bracelet winner won his first Circuit ring.

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