Deeb Leads John Hennigan By Less Than 100 Points

Published on June 24th, 2018 12:32 pm EST

The Las Vegas famous strip during the World Series of Poker 2018 tournament.  Lights, Action!Shaun Deeb won the third World Series of Poker bracelet of his career on Saturday night after taking down the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha event for $1,402,683.

The $1,402,683 cash was by far the largest of Deeb's career, with the previous biggest coming when he took down the $10k Pot Limit Hold'em Championship in 2015 for $318,857. It's safe to say that Saturday night was the best night of Deeb's career - not only did he win a bracelet and over $1 million, but he also managed to navigate through a field that included many of the best poker players in the world.

With his victory in the $25k PLO event, Deeb now sits at the top of the WSOP POY leaderboard. Here is the top of the leaderboard as of this moment:

Shaun Deeb, 2,662.25
John Hennigan, 2,566.43
Elio Fox, 2,010.14
Mario Prats Garcia, 1,751.25
Eric Baldwin, 1,738.42

Deeb already has ten cashes at this year's World Series of Poker, including his win in the $25,000 PLO event, a 3rd place finish in the $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw and a 10th place finish in the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship.

John Hennigan is right on Deeb's tail, however, as Hennigan has managed a win in the $10,000 HORSE event, as well as three other top 10 finishes.


After winning his third bracelet last night, Deeb revealed that he would be grinding World Series of Poker tournaments even harder now in an attempt to win the WSOP POY award.

The race for the WSOP POY title extends through to the World Series of Poker Europe, which takes place this fall.

The person who is at the top of the WSOP POY leaderboard after this summer will receive a free entry to the WSOPE main event, while the person who finishes at the top of the leaderboard at the end of the WSOPE will receive a free entry to next year's World Series of Poker main event.

Many players have WSOP POY and bracelet side bets on the go, which is why there is such intense interest in the leaderboard.


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