American poker player Sean Deeb won his first professional tournament, the World Series of Poker Circuit Gold Ring.
New York’s Turning Stone Casino hosted the series; it was there that Deeb first learned to play poker. There were 16 Hold ’em and Omaha tournaments during the event, with the $1,700 Main Event serving as the grand finale.
There were 1,070 entrants in the Main Event, creating a prize fund of $1,651,050. Deeb won the massive prize at home, increasing his bankroll by $275,916. In the final table, he was in second place in chips and maintained that position until he won. During the broadcast, he made an accurate prediction about his opponent’s pocket cards.
“Maybe I played better than them. My pride tells me I’m the greatest, yet the competition was far stronger than I anticipated. During this final table, the participants made things really difficult for each other “The player offered some thoughts on the victory.
In addition to his five WSOP gold bracelets, Deeb has just won his first WSOP Circuit title. The American poker pro felt extra gratitude for this victory. This casino was a frequent haunt for him and his whole family.
“Twenty years ago, I started going to Turning Stone. All of my great-uncles and uncles, as well as my grandmother, used to hang around here all the time. My grandma used to be a very well-known player in the $4/$8 Hold’em scene. Her go-to gambling establishment was always Turning Stone “Deeb said.
Sean used this victory as practice for the World Series he would soon be playing in. Deeb’s major focus is surpassing Phil Helmuth’s career bracelet total, hence he never misses the WSOP or its European leg. In 2021, Sean won a $25,000 Omaha tournament and took home $1.3 million.