Shaun Deeb Extends WSOP POY Lead, Asi Moshe Wins €1,650 NLH Bracelet for €83,000

Shaun Deeb extended his WSOP Player of the Year lead over Ben Yu with an 11th place finish in the WSOP Europe €1,650 no-limit hold’em tournament. But it was Israel’s Asi Moshe who scooped the bracelet for €82,280.

Shaun Deeb WSOP Europe

Shaun Deeb extended his Player of the Year lead with a small cash at WSOP Europe. (Image: CardsChat)

Moshe picked up his second bracelet but first since a 2014 $1,500 hold’em event in Las Vegas in 2014 ($582,321). That remains his biggest career win, and he now has over $2.1 million in lifetime live tournament earnings.

Fought Hard to Win

It’s never easy winning a WSOP bracelet. This tournament was no different. Moshe defeated some tough players on Tuesday at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, including Shaun Deeb (11th place) and 2017 POY winner Chris Ferguson (17th place).

The final table of six bracelet hopefuls lasted six hours, with the final hand concluding at around 9 pm local time. There was some international flare at this final table. With each player hailing a different country, it was even more entertaining than usual.

WSOP Europe Event #2: €1,650 NLH Final Table Results

  1. Asi Moshe (Israel) €82,280
  2. Robert Schulz (Austria) €50,842
  3. James Bullimore (United Kingdom) €33,149
  4. Giuliano Bendinelli (Italy) €22,210
  5. Van Tiep Nguyen (Czech Republic) €15,303
  6. Viktor Katzenberger (Hungary) €10,852

Nguyen was the only local at the table and almost made his home country proud. But due to a jack on the turn giving Moshe a set to crack his flopped two-pair, he was eliminated in fifth place (€15,303).

When heads-up play began, Moshe had better than a 3-1 chip advantage. But Schulz, another skilled pro with tournament experience, put up quite a fight. However, he couldn’t overcome the deficit and bowed out in second place (€50,842).

Can Anyone Possibly Catch Shaun Deeb?

Despite only cashing for €4,640 in the second WSOP Europe event of the year, Deeb extended his Player of the Year lead, although he probably didn’t need to.

With 4,334.06 points, he leads Ben Yu (3,746.04), Joe Cada (3,431.86), and John Hennigan (3,499.91), by a significant margin. And it seems like he’s the only POY contender who will appear in a WSOP Europe event. Therefore, his performance this summer was likely good enough on its own to scoop the award.

And that performance at the WSOP in Las Vegas was one for the ages. Deeb won two bracelets including the final event of the summer ($10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship for $814,179). He even ran deep in the Main Event (105th place).

Deeb doesn’t often travel outside the US to compete in poker tournaments. But he wanted to ensure no one else could catch him in the Player of the Year standings. With just seven gold bracelet events left, his lead appears to be safe.

Written by
Jon Sofen
Semi-pro poker player with 17 years experience on the felt and more than five years working as professional poker media.

Comments

sryulaw wrote...

Anyone can tell me where I find this rank, I wanted to see if there are Brazilians among the best .. I know of Online, in Live I do not know where to find .. Shaun Deeb with seven gold bracelets already gives a very good advantage, the It’s over, it’s hard to reach him now.

Poker Orifice wrote...

he doesn’t have 7 bracelets. The article states that there are 7 more bracelet events left to play and with the lead Shaun currently has, it is unlikely others will catch up to him now.

Poker Orifice wrote...

check the wsop site ‘standings’

VIP_TARIFF wrote...

I congratulate Shaun Deeb on his victory and wish him to earn him all 7 bracelets. It will be hard of course, but everyone is trying. I am sure that Shaun Deeb will earn at least a couple of bracelets, because as a player he is a very good and positive young man. I also want to participate in such events, but so far I’m far from that.

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