Event 17: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em

Deeb Drags a Monster


Well, if he wasn't the chip leader before, he certainly is now.

Shaun Deeb is on some kind of rush through this Day 2, and he's just sent another player off to the rail. The pot began with David Benyamine opening to 11,500, and Deeb three-bet to 26,000 two seats over. Nabih Zaczac cold-called from the big blind, and Benyamine matched the bet to see a three-way flop.

It came out suited {8-Clubs} {A-Clubs} {J-Clubs}, and Zaczac firmly announced, "Pot". It was 80,000, and it folded Benyamine quickly. Deeb wasn't going anywhere, though, and a big smirk came across his face. He shook his head and mumbled something, still smirking, then announced his all-in. Zaczac called off the last ~55,000 he had in front of him, and he was in trouble.

"I have a set," Deeb announced.

Zaczac: {A-Diamonds} {K-Clubs}
Deeb: {J-Spades} {J-Diamonds}

Zaczac needed some help in a hurry, but the {9-Diamonds} turn left him drawing dead right there. The river {8-Hearts} improved Deeb to jacks full, and he's snagged the rest of Zaczac's stack. With it comes a huge chip boost up close to 600,000, and Deeb now has a commanding lead over the field.

We mean this in the nicest possible way, but Deeb has shown the ability to bleed through a chip-leading stack in the past. Perhaps this time will be different as the young superstar hunts for his first bracelet.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 590,000 208,000
Nabih Zaczac
Nabih Zaczac

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