Rank & File: Shaun Deeb Earns Second WSOP Bracelet for Former #1s

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Shaun Deeb joined Paul Volpe as the only former #1-ranked players to win a bracelet this summer

Shaun Deeb beat out a stacked final table towin the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event and earn the second bracelet of his career and second for former PocketFives #1-ranked players. Deeb’s victory was one of just 21 cashes by this group in the last week. They’ve now recorded 75 WSOP cashes this summer earning a total of $870,602. Here are the highlights from the last week.

Shaun ‘shaundeeb’ Deeb

2016 WSOP cashes: 5
2016 WSOP earnings: $162,112

Shaun Deeb became just the second former PocketFives #1-ranked players to win a bracelet in 2016 when he took down the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event last week. He beat out a final table that included former bracelet winners Cory Zeidman, John Monnette, Eugene Katchalov, Max Pescatori and Adam Friedman to win 111,101.

With $162,112 in winnings, Deeb now has the second most of any former #1-ranked player behind Paul Volpe. That appears to be as close as he’s going to get though as an urgent family matter made for an early end to his WSOP.

Dan Kelly

2016 WSOP cashes: 10
2016 WSOP earnings: $62,625

Dan Kelly is one of just three players to have cashed 10 times so far at the 2016 WSOP along with Jason Mercier and Ryan LaPlante. Four of Kelly’s cashes came in the last week. He finished 714th in the Monster Stack, 236th in the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em, 78th in the $5,000 Turbo and 114th in the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em event. He’s averaging a cash every three days so far this summer.

Paul ‘paulgees81’ Volpe

2016 WSOP cashes: 6
2016 WSOP earnings: $253,682

With one bracelet already in the bag, Paul Volpe continues to lead the group of former PocketFives #1-ranked players in terms of money earned. He’s now made $253,682 this summer – 29% of all the money earned by this group. In the last week he recorded two more cashes including a close call in the $10,000 Six Max Championship where Volpe finished 10th. That put another $49,677 into his total earnings. He followed that up with a 52nd place finish in the $5,000 Turbo for $9,566.

Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard

2016 WSOP cashes: 4
2016 WSOP earnings: $57,755

With just one cash in the first four weeks, Patrick Leonard wasn’t having the best WSOP. That may have turned around in the last week as Leonard scored two five-figure scores. He finished 26th in the $10,000 Six Max Championship for $20,767 and then 14th in the $5,000 Turbo event for another $22,119.

Steve ‘gboro780’ Gross

2016 WSOP cashes: 6
2016 WSOP earnings: $57,830

After four cashes over the first four weeks, Steve Gross found two in the last week including his biggest of the summer. Gross finished 11th – one spot behind Volpe – in the $10,000 Six Max Championship for $38,268. He then made it through his first table in the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Shootout before busting for a 96th place finish and a $4,955 cash.

Other Notables

While Fedor ‘crownupguy’ Holz has only cashed twice in WSOP events for a little over $26,000, he’s done just fine away from the WSOP tables. Since May 27th he’s cashed four times in high roller events, including the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl, for a total of $4,928,000.

Kevin ‘bel0wab0ve’ Saul finally hit the scoreboard this past week, finishing 63rd in the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em event.