One of the most polarizing figures in poker, Shaun Deeb comes to the final table with 2,485,000 in chips, sitting in fifth place to start the day.
Deeb, the 2018 WSOP Player of the Year who currently sits in sixth place in this years' WSOP Player of the Year race, has four WSOP gold bracelets to his name. They include a $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship bracelet in 2015, and $1,500 Seven-Card Stud bracelet in 2016. In 2018, he managed to earn two more bracelets, in the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller, as well as the $10,000 Big Blind Antes No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship Event.
All told, Deeb boasts Hendon Mob lifetime reported earnings of $6,481,526, as well as $4,581,712 in lifetime WSOP earnings. A win in this year's Poker Players Championship will be the icing on a white-hot five year run at the WSOP, as well as another score towards winning consecutive WSOP Player of the Year titles. It would also bring him into a tie with three-time Poker Players Championship bracelet winner Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi for the most bracelets earned by a player this decade.