Jan 16 2012
written by: Steve under News Comments: Comments Off
Freddy Deeb was a last minute entrant in the inaugural World Series of Poker Circuit Series Main Event at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, California; registering on Day 2 of the tournament and being handed a 20 Big Blind stack of chips, Deeb scratched and clawed his way through Day 2, and squeaked into the final table on Day 3 as the chip-leader!
The long-time high-stakes poker pro can now add a WSOP Circuit Series ring to his long list of career accomplishments which includes the $50k Players Championship in 2007 at the WSOP, the 2005 WPT Ultimate Poker Classic, and the 2010 WPT Paris High-Roller tournament. Deeb also won a bracelet in 1997 at the WSOP and has nine other Top 5 finishes in WSOP tournaments.
The $1,500 buy-in Main Event attracted 549 poker players; a very lofty number considering the slew of poker pros that headed to the Bahamas for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA), or playing in the inaugural World Poker Tour (WPT) Ireland, and of course those that have been making travel plans for the Aussie Millions.
Here is a look at the final table payouts from the WSOP Circuit Series Bicycle Casino Championship:
- Freddy Deeb — $171,810
- Alex Masek — $106,185
- Leroy Spires — $77,570
- David Singontiko — $57,505
- Tong Le — $43,245
- Brandon Crawford — $32,900
- Tsung Lu — $25,520
- Julie Franks — $20,025
- Vince Cardella — $15,935