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Shortly after the third edition of the PokerGO Cup wrapped up, the PokerGO Tour returned with another action-packed live poker series. For the first time, the PokerGO Studio inside the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas is hosting an eight-event-long PGT Mixed Games festival (February 4 – 11).
Shaun Deeb (cover image) made early inroads at the inaugural series by topping the 87-player field (70 unique) in the two-day-long Event #1: $10,300 HORSE at the first-ever PGT Mixed Games series. With the win, Deeb clinched his maiden PGT title and walked away with the winner’s paycheque worth $208,800 and a beautiful PGT memento. Deeb also picked up 209 leaderboard points to take an early lead in the PGT Mixed Games series leaderboard. David “ODB” Baker banked $147,900 in second place.
Phil Hellmuth tweeted about Deeb’s victory.
And…one of the best poker players in the world (unanimously @shaundeeb is a top three in the world at mixed game tourneys) wins @PokerGO $10,000 HORSE tourney. Nice job Shaun! #POSITIVITY pic.twitter.com/5ocIonbDq7
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) February 6, 2023
One of the world’s best mixed-game players, Deeb has been a prominent figure in the poker scene since 2006 and has amassed $11,284,722 in total live earnings. He is one of the few pros to have won five WSOP gold bracelets. His career-best score of $1.40 Million came from winning Event #42: $25K Pot Limit Omaha – High Roller at the 2018 WSOP.
Notables who cashed the event but fell short of the final table include four-time WSOP bracelet winner Julien Martini (13th for $17,400), six-time WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu (12th for $17,400), WSOP bracelets Alex Livingston (11th for $26,100), and John Racener (9th for $34,800) and five-time WSOP circuit ring winner Phil Hui (8th for $34,800).
The $10,300 buy-in event saw 87 runners clashing for the enchanting PGT Mixed Games trophy. The $870,000 prize pool was distributed among the top thirteen finishers.
Mike Gorodinsky (finished 14th) bore the brunt of falling out on the money bubble.
Final Table Chip Count
Final Table Recap
Erik Sagstrom ($43,500) made a quick exit on the final table after losing his stack to Shaun Deeb.
Michael Martinelli ($52,200) was the last elimination on Day 1 and walked out in sixth place, courtesy of Johannes Becker.
Day 2 Recap
Andrew Yeh ($69,600) had a short day as he was sent packing by David “ODB” Baker in a Razz hand.
Johannes Becker ($87,000) fell in fourth place, followed by Nick Guagenti ($104,400) in third.
The final hand between Shaun Deeb and David “ODB” Baker ($147,900) was a Stud Hi-Lo game. Baker moved all in on the third street.
Shaun Deeb /
David “ODB” Baker /
Rest of their runouts
Shaun Deeb //
David “ODB” Baker //
Deeb made two pairs (eights and fives) on the sixth street, while Baker, drawing to a straight to survive, just managed a pair of tens. And just like that, Deeb collected $208,800 in first-place prize money and 209 leaderboard points, catapulting into an early lead on the PGT Mixed Games series leaderboard.
Final Table Results (USD)
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