Shaun Deeb Only Player of the Year Contender Remaining in WSOPE Main Event

After two days of play in the EUR10,350 WSOPE Main Event, Shaun Deeb is the only Player of the Year contender still standing. Yet he’s remaining on less than 20 big blinds after a rough surface to his Day 2 session Sunday.

Robert Campbell, Phillip Hui and also Daniel Negreanu were all not able to advance previous Day One in the Main Event. Negreanu currently leads the POY race by a slim margin over Campbell and Deeb. Hui would have needed to win the occasion to win POY.

Chris Ferguson, the 2017 champion, was likewise in opinion yet broken on the last hand of Day 2 when Julien Martini rivered a flush to crack his leading pair of aces.

Shaun Deeb Chases Back-to-Back Player of the Year Titles

Shaun Deeb cruised to a WSOP Player of the Year title in 2018. This year has actually been a bit different as the competitors for the distinguished honor has actually been stiffer. With simply one extra occasion– the EUR550 Giant– staying on the WSOP Europe timetable, he needs to rotate it up in the Main Event. The reduced buy-in collection ending occasion starts on Monday with the very first of 9 Day One starting trips.

Deeb, however, is the only Player of the Year competitor still concentrated on the Centerpiece. And he just may squeal out back-to-back titles if he can run deep. Yet he’ll require some run good the following couple of days or he’ll need to count on a deep run in the Titan.

Updated 2019 WSOP Player of the Year Standings

  1. Daniel Negreanu 3,971.54
  2. Robert Campbell 3,857.97
  3. Shaun Deeb 3,710.64
  4. Phillip Hui 3,186.17

A minimum money in the Main Event would give Shaun Deeb 61.35 factors. That isn’t enough to relocate him into the lead without a Titan cash. He’ll require to make the final table– worth at least 306.76 factors– to overtake Negreanu. Winning the Main Event deserves 1,227.06 factors.

Deeb piled up a huge pile on Day Two, peaking at around 400,000 chips. Yet he battled the rest of the session and entrusted 118,000, which places him in 120th out of 129 continuing to be players. The blinds will start at 3,000/ 6,000 with a 6,000 large blind ante when play returns to at twelve noon local time in Rozvadov, Czech Republic on Monday.

Shaun Deeb still needs 46 players to bust before the bubble bursts. So, he’ll need a very early double-up to really feel good concerning his possibilities to money and also get much needed Player of the Year points.

Kahle Burns Finally Cools Off

Kahle Burns won his initial two WSOP bracelets last week in the EUR2,500 Brief Deck and also EUR25,500 Platinum High Roller occasions. He after that entered the Main Event on Saturday and got the biggest pile on Day 1B.

But his run great lastly pertained to an upright Sunday. The Australian high roller went from 497,700 chips when the session began to zero prior to it finished.

Alex Foxen, the 2018 GPI Player of the Year, finished Day 1A with the chip lead. He went from 537,200 at the beginning of Day Two to around 200,000 prior to running it up again to an 813,000-chip ending pile, which places him in 13th location.

Paulius Vaitiekunas got the chip lead with 1,221,000. Dario Sammartino, the Main Event runner-up this summer season, additionally nabbed chips on Day Two. He’ll get in Day 3 with a healthy and balanced pile of 687,000, good for 114 large blinds.

Notable Main Event Chip Stacks

  • Alex Foxen 813,000
  • David “ODB” Baker 720,000
  • Dario Sammartino 687,000
  • Anthony Zinno 430,000
  • Jeff Madsen 404,000
  • Benjamin Pollak 350,000
  • Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier 323,000
  • Shaun Deeb 118,000

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