Shaun Deeb Wins First WSOP Circuit Ring in Turning Stone Main Event ($275,916)
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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
|1||Shaun Deeb||Las Vegas, NV||$275,916|
|2||Glyeon Han||Webster, NY||$170,528|
|3||Cindy Spier||Newton, MA||$126,097|
|4||Kyle Grupp||Clarence, NY||$94,274|
|5||Paul Ross||Latham, NY||$71,272|
|6||Gilberto Taveras||Utica, NY||$54,492|
|7||Raymond Ezzie||Westlake, OH||$42,139|
|8||Matthew Wantman||Stoneham, MA||$32,964|
|9||Patrick White||Pearl River, NY||$26,089|
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."
#Shaun Deeb (@shaundeeb) claims the final ring and wins the TS @WSOP Circuit Main Event!— Turning Stone Resort (@TurningStone)
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.
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.
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||ENTRANTS||PRIZE POOL||WINNER||HOMETOWN||PRIZE (IN USD)|
|Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack||647||$213,510||Steven Goodemote||Canadaigua, NY||$39,688|
|Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em||2,616||$863,280||Timothy Russ||Latham, NY||$116,971|
|Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em||573||$189,090||Alden Palmer||Stafford Springs, CT||$35,250|
|Event #4: $300 Seniors||871||$209,040||John Bieber||Trumansburg, NY||$36,024|
|Event #5: $600 NLH Black Chip Bounty||461||$237,415||Jeffrey Kurtz||Camillus, NY||$37,653|
|Event #6: $400 No-Limited Hold'em 6-Max||526||$173,580||Tyler Dietz||Lewiston, NY||$34,085|
|Event #7: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha||227||$116,905||Ryan Dell||Rochester, NY||$27,025|
|Event #8: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack||1,551||$406,242||Michael Perrone||Chicago, IL||$77,407|
|Event #9: $1,700 Main Event||1,070||$1,621,050||Shaun Deeb||Las Vegas, NV||$275,916|
|Event #10: $400 No-Limit Hold'em||450||$148,500||Patrick White||Pearl River, NY||$29,461|
|Event #11: $200 Ladies||285||$45,600||Katelin Koper||Elmont, NY||$9,951|
|Event #12: $400 No-Limit Hold'em||447||$147,510||Xulong Zhang||Fairport, NY||$29,278|
|Event #13: $400 No-Limit Hold'em||493||$162,690||Gregory Himmelbrand||Oakland Gardens, NY||$31,559|
|Event #14: $300 Seniors||622||149280||Dennis Mckelvey||Gales Ferry, CT||$28,037|
|Event #15: $1,100 No-Limit Hold'em||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Event #16: $400 No-Limit Hold'em - Last Chance||338||111540||Nathan Rosenkranz||East Longmeadow, MA||$23,919|
Check out Shaun Deeb's recent in-depth interview with PokerNews
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