2023 WSOP Day 15: Deeb Clinches Sixth, Lamb Runs Hot for Second Bracelet 14 Jun

Two bracelets were claimed on Tuesday by poker pros Shaun Deeb and Ben Lamb in what was a thrilling Day 15 at the 2023 World Series of Poker.

Deeb snagged his sixth career bracelet, while Lamb captured his second, both further solidifying their standing among poker’s elite.

Read on to learn more about both events at the Horseshoe Las Vegas and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

Ben Lamb Runs Hotter Than a Fuckin Sun to win Event #25: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship ($492,795)

In an electrifying final table, Ben Lamb outclassed his opponents and secured his second World Series of Poker bracelet in Event #25: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship. Another record-breaking championship event with 212 entries concluded in just three and a half hours on the final day.

Lamb started the day with a slight lead with 13 big bets, followed by Erik Seidel and Luis Velador having 12. He still impressively eliminated all six competitors, securing a cash prize of $495,795 and the much-coveted gold bracelet.

The rapid victory that he described as "running hotter than the sun" concluded with a swift heads-up clash against runner-up James Chen. The Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel, who was chasing his 10th WSOP bracelet, fell to him in fourth place.

"I guess I am not any more confident than I was, I mean, I don't know. Cards come and go, you have a hot streak and a cold streak, and I ran hotter than the fuckin sun, which was nice,” Lamb said to WSOP. “Again, I think I am playing pretty good poker. I haven't been playing a lot but when I have been playing, I have been more emotionally invested and focusing harder."

Event #25: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Ben Lamb United States $492,795
2 James Chen
United States $304,571
3 Luis Velador Mexico $211,715
4 Erik Seidel United States $150,445
5 Robert Yass United States $109,340
6 Brad Ruben United States $81,317
7 Johannes Becker Germany $61,919
8 James Obst Australia $48,300

Deeb's Six-Pack Triumph in Event #27: $1,500 Eight Game Mix ($198,854)

Shaun Deeb has triumphed again, clinching his sixth World Series of Poker bracelet in Event #27: $1,500 Eight Game Mix that attracted a record-breaking 789 entries. His victory follows a friendly wager with fellow poker player Josh Arieh, who just recently won his fifth bracelet. Deeb had boldly claimed he would secure his sixth before Arieh or retire from poker altogether.

"It was only, what, four days ago, three days ago, I don't even remember," Deeb talked about his wager with Arieh to WSOP. "Battling with your friends is so much fun. The camaraderie. Me and Josh are family men the rest of the year. So we come out here, we have fun, we bullshit, we see each other, we're talking trash all the time in our group chat. When he won five, it definitely lit a fire."

In a true poker marathon, Deeb emerged victorious, pocketing $198,854 and becoming part of an elite group of players who have won six bracelets, joining the ranks of likes Daniel Negreanu, Chris Ferguson, John Hennigan, TJ Cloutier, and more. All his bracelet wins were since 2015, placing him alongside poker legends and Poker Hall of Famers.

"There's a ton of variance in these tournaments. Anything can happen. You can lose a flip," Deeb said. "Obviously, the winning hand I got super lucky. I beat a pair of queens with king-ten in a spot where he would only call off if it came ten-ten. I was going to lose a big pot a lot of the time there."

Event #27: $1,500 Eight Game Mix Final Table Results

Place Player Country Payout
1 Shaun Deeb United States $198,854
2 Aloisio Dourado Brazil $122,910
3 Kyle Loman United States $84,329
4 John Bunch United States $58,888
5 Daniel Strelitz United States $41,867
6 Craig Carrillo United States $30,315

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