Deeb wins HORSE event

Updated: June 29, 2007, 3:04 PM ET
By ESPN Poker Club

In what many players call the "real main event", the $50,000 HORSE event ended early Thursday morning with Freddy Deeb coming out victorious. Deeb's second bracelet came in a field full of 148 pros all looking to win the year's most expensive event. For the victory, Deeb earned over $2.3 million and the respect of players everywhere.

With this showing, Deeb has now cashed 22 times at the WSOP. The money earned in the HORSE win was his biggest career win by far.

"When I won my first bracelet, I was mostly a cash game player so it didn't really matter that much to me," Deeb said to the WSOP's Nolan Dalla. "But this one -- it means everything to me. They are the toughest players in the world. It has the highest buy-in. Except for the $10,000 buy-in (main event) this is the bracelet that means the most of any of them."

Although Deeb's victory made the most noise, David Singer is the only player to make back-to-back final tables in the HORSE event. Singer was eliminated in sixth place.

Below are the complete results for Event 39 of the 2007 WSOP:

Results: Event 38 | Event 40

Buy-in: $50,000
Prize Pool: $7,104,000
Entries: 148
Places paid: 16

1. Freddy Deeb, $2,276,832
2. Bruno Fitoussi, $1,278,720
3. John Hanson, $852,480
4. Amnon Filippi, $586,080
5. Kenny Tran, $444,000
6. David Singer, $337,440
7. Barry Greenstein, $259,296
8. Thor Hansen, $188,256
9. Gabe Kaplan, $131,424
10. Dewey Tomko, $131,424
11. Mark Gregorich, $117,216
12. Stephen Wolff, $117,216
13. Thien Phan, $103,008
14. Greg Raymer, $103,008
15. Chris Reslock, $88,800
16. Mike Matusow, $88,800