Shaun Deeb won’t be retiring anytime soon.
Deeb has done it again; he won bracelet number six last night in Event #27: $1,500 Eight-Game Mix. Surrounded by supporters and playful needling, he further established himself as one of the fiercest competitors you’ll find late in any WSOP event.
It was only a few days ago that Josh Arieh won his fifth bracelet, building on his own impressive resume. The two friendly competitors love the camaraderie and competition that they give each other during the series.
After Arieh’s win, Deeb claimed that he would get bracelet number six before Arieh did or he would hang up his shiny hat and ride off into the sunset. We all knew that could never happen, the WSOP without a deep run from Deeb wouldn’t be the same. Still, the claim must have added extra fire under the perennial contender, because he secured that sixth bracelet within the week.
$1,500 Eight-Game Mix final table results
|1||Shaun Deeb||United States||$198,854|
|3||Kyle Loman||United States||$84,329|
|4||John Bunch||United States||$58,888|
|5||Daniel Strelitz||United States||$41,867|
|6||Craig Carrillo||United States||$30,315|
Poker is better with friends
Deeb enjoyed plenty of support from other greats during his winning run. The likes of Josh Arieh, Daniel Negreanu, Veronica Brill, and many others showed their support to the long-time poker ambassador.
“You know what he’s thinking right now?” asked railbird Arieh when Deeb was heads up. “He got through all these people and now he has to finish the end boss.”
“He said he wanted to play me,” responded Deeb.
“Well, he got the wish. Let’s fuckin’ go,” said Arieh.
Get yourself someone that supports you like Arieh, even though a Deeb win would mean a re-separation of the two in terms of bracelets won.
Phil Hellmuth chimed in this morning with an astute point on Twitter.
It’s something we all intuitively felt, something we know when we witness it. Poker is better when the best of the best rally around each other in support. That showcase of camaraderie, friendly competition, and downright love between competitors sets the example for what poker can be for all of us.
Six bracelets in eight years
All of Deeb’s bracelets have come since 2015, an incredible feat. His threat of retirement would have been a travesty because it seems there’s no slowing his domination of the summer series.
Deeb, ever the professional, humbly acknowledged how much luck there is in these tournaments post-victory. Still, the results speak for themselves. Deeb consistently puts himself in position, he shows up, and he puts in the work. “Luck” tends to come to those who put in the work in this game.
All of Shaun Deeb’s bracelets
|2015||$10k Pot-Limit Hold’em Championship||$318,857|
|2015||$1,500 Seven-Card Stud||$111,101|
|2018||$25k Pot-Limit Omaha Eight-Handed High Roller||$1,402,683|
|2018||$10k No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed Championship||$814,179|
|2021||$25k High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha||$1,251,860|
|2023||$1,500 Eight-Game Mix Six-Handed||$198,854|
Congratulations on bracelet number six, Shaun. We’re glad you’re not retiring, don’t scare us like that again. We want to see how many more you add in the years to come.