Deeb: I'm Going To Catch Phil Hellmuth

Published on October 31st, 2021 5:19 pm EST

A challenger for the Player of the Year award has emerged.Shaun Deeb is a pretty polarizing figure in the poker world, though for thing is for sure - he produces results.

Earlier this week, Deeb took down the fifth World Series of Poker bracelet of his career after winning the $25k Pot Limit Omaha High Roller event for $1,251,860.

Deeb outlasted a tough final table to win his fifth bracelet, a final table that included the likes of Ben Lamb and David Benyamine, to name a few.

With this victory, Deeb is now fourth in the WSOP POY standings, thanks to his bracelet, two final tables and 12 cashes.

Deeb, who probably has some healthy POY sidebets going, says that he plans to ramp up his playing now that he has a chance to win Player of the Year.


Deeb has seemingly been around forever, though is still just 35 years of age.

Deeb has a lofty goal in mind - catching Phil Hellmuth (more than 20 years his senior) on the all-time bracelet list.

Hellmuth has 16 World Series of Poker bracelets, while Deeb now has five.

Deeb is the type of well-rounded player that could potentially catch Hellmuth one day, though if Hellmuth keeps winning, Deeb is certainly going to have his work cut out for him.


With his victory in the $25k PLO event, Deeb now has just over $9 million in total lifetime "live" tournament cashes, putting him at 150th on the all-time money list.


Filed Under: The World Series of Poker

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