Shaun Deeb Wins First WSOP Circuit Ring in Turning Stone Main Event ($275,916)

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

Hometown Hero

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.”

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.

Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb

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.

Michael Perrone
Michael Perrone

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 #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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