Shaun Deeb

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Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb 2016.jpg
Shaun Deeb, 2016
Nickname(s) tedsfishfry (Full Tilt, Ultimate Bet)
shaundeeb (PokerStars)
Residence Troy, New York
Born (1986-03-01) March 1, 1986 (age 31)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Final table(s) 8
Money finish(es) 34
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
221st, 2016
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 4
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 3
Information accurate as of 2015-06-30.

Shaun Frank Deeb (born March 1, 1986) is an American professional poker player from Troy, New York. He has three World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) titles and seventeen World Series of Poker (WSOP) in the money finishes.

Career[edit]

Deeb started playing poker at age 16 in high school by hosting $20 rebuy tournaments with about 30 guests. He attended Bentley University, but gave up class to play poker.[1] He is an avid online poker multi-table tournament player who plays 15–20 tournaments simultaneously. He plays a wide variety of versions of poker with the goal of improving his Texas hold 'em game. Before 2007, he had never been to Las Vegas.[2] At age 24, he announced his retirement from poker, but has since returned to play in 2010.[1][3] In 2008 and 2009, he finished in fifth place in the Card Player Online Poker Player of the Year competition. His retirement lasted only two months. Since returning to play, he plays more live games at casinos and a greater variety of game types.[1]

His only two larger live play prizes came at the 2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure where he finished second of 216 in the $5,000 NAPT Bounty Shootout for US$75,000 and the August 2009 European Poker Tour €20,000 No Limit Hold'em - High Roller Event where he finished 1st of 3 for €60,000 ($85,183).[4][5][6] At the Bounty event, he also collected 8 $1000 bounties, for a total prize of US$83,000.[7]

Prior to Black Friday 2011, he played online under the names tedsfishfry (Full Tilt Poker and Ultimate Bet) and shaundeeb (PokerStars and Absolute Poker). His largest cash was at the January 24, 2011 $1,000 buy in, $1K Monday, on Full Tilt Poker where he finished in 1st place of 615 for a prize of $312,610.00.[8][9] Among his other online six-figure payouts are two World Championship of Online Poker championships and a Full Tilt Online Poker Series championship.[10][11][12] At the 2011 World Series of Poker he paid his grandmother's, Ellen Deeb, buyin to the main event, where she was the oldest registrant at the age of 91.[13] She was eliminated on Day 1C when she flopped two pair against a set,[14] upon which she attempted to rebuy.[15]

At the 2012 World Series of Poker, Deeb participated in a 96-man $25,300 satellite event to the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop event. By finishing second he earned a $1,000,000 alternate seat to the 48-man event.[16][17] Deeb's second-place finish was controversial because he dumped his chips to Gus Hansen so that he could be on the alternate list which was likely to get a cash reward rather than the first place guaranteed satellite seat.[18]

During the 2015 World Series of Poker, Deeb won his first WSOP bracelet in Event #15 (the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em Championship). He won heads-up versus Paul Volpe in an uncharacteristically small pot of 80,000 chips while holding A♦ 8♠ versus Volpe's 7♥ 2♥.[19] Three hands prior Deeb had won a nearly all in pot leaving Volpe with only 10,000 chips to Deeb's 3,240,000 giving Deeb a 324 to 1 chip lead.[20] Deeb was awarded $318,857 for his first-place victory.

World Series of Poker[edit]

Deeb's first WSOP final table occurred on the June 16 – 19, 2011 World Series of Poker Event #29: US$2,500 10-Game Mix / Six Handed where he finished 4th out of 431, earning US$67,146.[21][22]

Deeb captured his first WSOP bracelet in 2015, winning the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em Championship for $318,857.

World Series of Poker results
Year Cashes Final Tables Bracelets
2007 3
2009 5
2010 2
2011 6 1
2012 4 1
2013 2
2014
2015 6 3 1
2016 6 2 1

World Series of Poker bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2015 $10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em $318,857
2016 $1,500 Seven Card Stud $111,101

World Championship of Online Poker[edit]

He has four WCOOP championships to his name: September 17–18, 2008 WCOOP-25: $320+R PL Omaha (748 players, 1254 rebuys, 560 addons, $144,113),[10] September 14–16, 2010 WCOOP-28: $1,050 NL Hold'em (1433 players, $243,610),[11] September 19–21 WCOOP-44 $215 NL Hold'em [4-Max] (1593 players, $68,000),[23] and September 7–8, 2016 WCOOP-12: $1,050 NL 5-Card Draw Championship.

World Championship of Online Poker Titles
Year Event Tournament Prize (US$)
2008 Event 25 $320+R PL Omaha $144,113
2010 Event 28 $1,050 No Limit Hold’em $243,610
2015 Event 44 $215 No Limit Hold’em $68,000
2016 Event 12 $1,050 NL 5-Card Draw Championship $22,185.60

Spring Championship of Online Poker[edit]

Deeb has five Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) championships, his first was in the 2010 SCOOP in Event 17 [Medium] $162 Pot Limit Omaha w/rebuys [6-Max] for $62,251.53 his next four were all won in the 2012 SCOOP, where he was crowned the 2012 SCOOP Player of the Series.[24] His first 2012 SCOOP win was in 10 [High] $2,100 Seven-Card Stud for $41,600 next was Event 19: $2,100 Triple Stud for $44,200 his third of 2012 was in Event 26 [High]$2,100 7 Card Stud H/L for $40,330.[25] then lastly winning a record fourth in a single year SCOOP series in Event 38 [High] $2,100 HORSE for $46,325. Deeb played the 2012 SCOOP events from Mexico due to the restrictions placed on U.S. poker players after Black Friday 2011.[26]

Spring Championship of Online Poker Titles
Year Event Tournament Prize (US$)
2010 Event 17 [Medium] $162 Pot Limit Omaha w/rebuys [6-Max] $62,251.53
2012 Event 10 [High] $2,100 Seven-Card Stud $41,600.00
2012 Event 19 [High] $2,100 Triple Stud $44,200.00
2012 Event 26 [High] $2,100 7 Card Stud H/L $40,330.00
2012 Event 38 [High] $2,100 HORSE $46,325.00

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pempus, Brian (September 18, 2010). "A Poker Life -- Shaun Deeb: Online Pro Has Best Month Since Retirement Almost a Year Ago". Card Player. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Interview: Shaun Deeb". Weekly Shuffle. Pokertips.org. March 25, 2007. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ Willis, Brad (September 17, 2010). "WCOOP profile: Shaun Deeb, his "retirement", and victory beers". PokerStars. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Shaun Deeb". TheHendonMob.com. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ "$ 5,000 NAPT Bounty Shootout". TheHendonMob.com. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  6. ^ "€ 20,000 No Limit Hold'em - High Roller Event". TheHendonMob.com. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  7. ^ Mathers, Kevin (February 11, 2011). "Power Rankings: Mizzi Leader as Standings Shuffled". Bluff Magazine. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  8. ^ "shaundeeb". PocketFives.com. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  9. ^ Feldman, Andrew. "The Nuts: Erik Seidel breaks into top 10". ESPN. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b Green, Shawn Patrick (September 18, 2008). "Online Poker: Shaun Deeb Wins WCOOP PLO Event". Card Player. Retrieved September 24, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b Rodriguez, Julio (September 16, 2010). "Shaun Deeb Wins Event No. 28 at PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker". Card Player. Retrieved September 24, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Full Tilt Poker - FTOPS Event #9 Tournament Results". Bluff Magazine. Pokeraga. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  13. ^ "2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker: Event #58: No-Limit Hold'em Championship: "You're All Playing for Second"". WSOP.com. July 9, 2011. Retrieved July 11, 2011. 
  14. ^ "2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker: Event #58: No-Limit Hold'em Championship: Deeb Denied". WSOP.com. July 9, 2011. Retrieved July 11, 2011. 
  15. ^ "It's Official: 2011 WSOP Is Largest In History!". WSOP.com. July 10, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Gus Hansen Wins His Way Into The Big One for One Drop ($1,000,000)". Poker News. July 1, 2012. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Phil Hellmuth, Gus Hansen Satellite into WSOP One Drop, Shaun Deeb Alternate". PocketFives.com. July 1, 2012. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  18. ^ "3 controversies overshadow One Drop satellites". PokerNewsBoy.com. July 3, 2012. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  19. ^ "World Series of Poker - Official Tournament Coverage and Results". WSOP.com. June 6, 2015. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  20. ^ "World Series of Poker - Official Tournament Coverage and Results". WSOP.com. June 6, 2015. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Event #29: 10-Game Mix / Six Handed". WSOP.com. Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  22. ^ Welman, Jessica (June 19, 2011). "WSOP By The Numbers: Scheduling Stats & Frankenberger Figures". Bluff Magazine. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  23. ^ "Shaun Deeb Breaks Records With His Eighth COOP Title". Poker News. September 21, 2015. Retrieved September 24, 2015. 
  24. ^ Willis, Brad (May 22, 2012). "SCOOP 2012: Record-breakers, leaderboard winners, and champions". PokerStarsBlog.com. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  25. ^ Doft, Mickey; Martin Harris (May 16, 2012). "2012 PokerStars SCOOP Day 10: Shaun Deeb Does It Again, Wins Third Event This Series". PokerNews.com. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  26. ^ Doft, Mickey; Martin Harris (May 10, 2012). "2012 PokerStars SCOOP Day 4: Second Career SCOOP Victory for Shaun Deeb". PokerNews.com. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 

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