2021 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller
Days:
1234

Event Info

Buy-in $25,000
Prize Pool $5,008,500
Players 212

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 150,000 / 300,000
Ante 300,000

Players Info - Day 4

Players Left 1
Entries 5
Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller
Day 4 completed

Shaun Deeb Wins 5th Bracelet in Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha for $1,251,860

jnoy • Level 31: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb

Shaun Deeb defeated Ka Kwan Lau heads up to win the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller, earning his fifth career WSOP gold bracelet and a $1,251,860 top prize. Deeb prevailed in this prestigious tournament for a second time, defeating a field of 212 entries that produced a prize pool of $5,008,500.

Deeb adds this title to his win back in 2018 and becomes the newest member of the WSOP five-bracelet club. It marked his second final table of the 2021 WSOP and his 12th overall cash, vaulting him up to fourth in the Player of the Year standings.

“Now I’m gonna start multi-tabling, I really took it easy,” Deeb said. “For the rest of the year, you’re gonna see me firing pretty hard so it’s gonna be a battle.”

With a fifth title in hand, Deeb was candid about his WSOP goals moving forward.

“I’m gonna pass Phil (Hellmuth) eventually. It’s gonna take me a while but I’m gonna pass Phil. It’s gonna take me a decade or two but I’ll be there.”

Former WSOP $25,000 PLO Winners

YEARPLAYERCOUNTRYFIRST PRIZEENTRIESPRIZE POOL
2021Shaun DeebUnited States$1,251,860212$5,008,500
2019Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom$1,618,417278$6,602,500
2018Shaun DeebUnited States$1,402,683230$5,462,500
2017James CalderaroUnited States$1,289,074204$4,868,750
2016Jens KyllonenFinland$1,127,035184$4,370,000
2015Anthony ZinnoUnited States$1,122,196175$4,156,250
Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb

Final Table Play

Deeb acknowledged that he was not the most experienced PLO player at the final table.

“Usually I have my one set plan, but I really kept trying to switch it up on these guys and figure out what way worked best versus them, and just running them over and making the nuts a bunch is the way to go.”

Deeb went on to eliminate every opponent of the final five, thanks to a double-up on the very first hand of the day.

“I have a cold four-bet for my whole stack,” Deeb explained, “it was like a crazy, crazy runoff to get me to like seven and a half, eight million right off the start which puts me in second place and from there I never really lost my momentum.”

Veselin Karakitukov began the final day as the short stack and was the first to be eliminated after running into Deeb’s aces. The fifth-place finish marked the Bulgarian’s first cash of the 2021 WSOP and the largest cash of his career. Next to go was Maxx Coleman, who was also taken out by Deeb in fourth place. Coleman now has six cashes and a second final table of the 2021 WSOP, adding to a great year after a win in the Poker Masters $10,000 8-Game Mix and three final tables at the 2021 U.S. Poker Open.

John "KasinoKrime" Beauprez entered the day second thanks to a wild runout on Day 3 that sent Ben Lamb packing. The 2013 WSOP bracelet winner added to his 31st-place run at the same event in 2017 with a third-place finish on Saturday.

Ka Kwan Lau brought the chip lead into the final day after finishing eighth in this event back in 2019. The Spaniard, who was born in Hong Kong, carried some significant tournament experience into his heads-up battle with Deeb. Despite doubling up early on, Lau was never able to mount a serious charge at Deeb’s chip lead and settled for a runner-up finish.

Event #53: $25,000 PLO High Roller Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Shaun DeebUnited States$1,251,860
2Ka Kwan LauHong Kong$773,708
3John BeauprezUnited States$537,295
4Maxx ColemanUnited States$381,394
5Veselin KarakitukovBulgaria$276,870
6David BenyamineFrance$205,655
7Ben LambUnited States$156,387
8Charles SinnUnited States$121,816

The rest of the official final table participants were eliminated on Day 3. Charles Sinn finished eighth, Lamb came in seventh and David Benyamine was knocked out in sixth.

Prior to the final table, a number of WSOP bracelet winners found the money including Ben Yu, Joseph Cheong, Scott Seiver, Chance Kornuth, Bryce Yockey, Joao Vieira, Simon Lofberg, Jeremy Ausmus and Tommy Le.

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Ka Kwan Lau Eliminated in 2nd Place ($773,708)

jnoy • Level 31: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Ka Kwan Lau
Ka Kwan Lau

Shaun Deeb limped on the button and Ka Kwan Lau raised to 900,000. Deeb called to see the {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}{6-Clubs} flop, and Lau led out for 700,000.

Deeb called to the {5-Diamonds} turn, and fired 2,000,000 after Lau checked. Lau called to the {5-Clubs} river, and checked to Deeb who fired again for 6,200,000. Lau took a moment before making the call.

Ka Kwan Lau: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}
Shaun Deeb: {a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{5-Spades}

Lau tabled three eights with an ace, but Deeb revealed his full house to eliminate Lau and win his fifth World Series of Poker bracelet!

Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 31,800,000 9,500,000
Ka Kwan Lau hk
Ka Kwan Lau
hk Busted

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Lau Keeps Climbing

jnoy • Level 31: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Shaun Deeb limped on the button and Ka Kwan Lau checked his option to the {9-Clubs}{4-Spades}{3-Spades} flop. Lau check-called Deeb's bet of 400,000 to the {8-Diamonds} turn. Both players checked to the {a-Diamonds} river, where Lau bet the pot of 1,700,000. Deeb mucked his cards and Lau climbed back over his chip total at the start of the day.

Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 20,800,000 -700,000
Ka Kwan Lau hk
Ka Kwan Lau
hk 11,000,000 700,000

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Lau Shoves on Deeb

poolshir • Level 31: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Ka Kwan Lau raised to 900,000 from the button and Shaun Deeb three-bet to 2,700,000 for Lau to call.

The flop came {9-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and Deeb checked. Lau considered his options for about forty seconds before shoving for 4,600,000 to get the fold.

Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 21,500,000 -3,000,000
Ka Kwan Lau hk
Ka Kwan Lau
hk 10,300,000 3,000,000

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Lau Wins at Showdown

jnoy • Level 31: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Shaun Deeb raised to 900,000 and Ka Kwan Lau defended his big blind to the {k-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{4-Hearts} flop.

Both players checked through to the {8-Diamonds} turn and the {9-Clubs} river. Neither player committed any more chips, and Lau turned over {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} for two pair to take down the chips.

Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 24,500,000 -900,000
Ka Kwan Lau hk
Ka Kwan Lau
hk 7,300,000 900,000

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Deeb Pots the Flop

jnoy • Level 31: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Ka Kwan Lau raised to 900,000 and was quickly three-bet by Shaun Deeb to 2,700,000. Lau called to see the {j-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{3-Clubs} flop, where Deeb continued with a pot-sized bet of 5,700,000 and Lau quickly folded.

Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 24,500,000 2,700,000
Ka Kwan Lau hk
Ka Kwan Lau
hk 7,300,000 -2,700,000

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Full House for Deeb

poolshir • Level 31: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Shaun Deeb raised to 900,000 from the button and Ka Kwan Lau called.

The flop came {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}, Lau check-called the 500,000 continuation-bet of Deeb.

The turn was the {q-Hearts}, Lau checked again and then called the 1,200,000 barrel of Deeb.

The river completed the board with the {6-Hearts} and they both checked. Deeb tabled the {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for the full house to get Lau to muck.

Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 21,800,000 -1,100,000
Ka Kwan Lau hk
Ka Kwan Lau
hk 10,000,000 1,100,000

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