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2012 PokerStars SCOOP Day 10: Shaun Deeb Does It Again, Wins Third Event This Series

Shaun Deeb

Remember way back when Viktor "Isildur1" Blom was the talk of the SCOOP? Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb has made that a distant memory. Let's recap what Deeb did on Day 10. He cashed in five of nine events, he made two final tables (bringing hit total this series to seven), and he won his third watch of the series. With four SCOOP victories, Deeb stands alone at the top of that list.

PokerStars SCOOP 25-H: $1,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball ($50K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool

As expected, the “High” version of the 2-7 triple draw event drew a pro-heavy field of online poker’s elite. After nearly four hours there were still 100 players left of the starting 118, with "longerpig" leading a top five that included Sorel "zangbezan24" Mizzi, Scott "BigRiskky" Clements, Mike "SirWatts" Watson, and Ilya "ilushan" Gorodetsky. Three hours after that they were down to 32, by which time "TheCart3r" had pulled in front, followed by "TMMPOKPOK", and "vovtroy."

By the eight-and-a-half-hour mark they'd reached the stone-cold money bubble with 19 left. Recent eliminations at that point included one-time chip leader "TheCart3r" (20th), Paul "paulgees81" Volpe (23rd), Clements (25th), and Mizzi (26th). Finally, after battling with a short stack for nearly half an hour, "jackal69" became the bubble boy.

At that point, Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo had pushed into first position as the only player with more than 60,000 chips. Over the next hour, six more fell, each earning $1,534: Calvin "cal42688" Anderson (18th), "Spokey" (17th), Eugene "E. Katchalov" Katchalov (16th), "el_batong" (15th), "JeroenKoster" (14th), and "longerpig" (13th).

With 12 left, Mike "SirWatts" Watson led with Andrey "kroko-dill" Zaichenko not far behind. It would take a little more than an hour-and-a-half for six more to fall. Tim "TurnRiva" Marsters (12th), "TMMPOKPOK" (11th), and "CSWAMI" (10th) each took away $2,537, while "Papartis88" (9th), "Wrathchild57" (8th), and Zaichenko (7th) earned $3,835 apiece for 11 and a half hours of effort.

Here's how the stacks looked for the last six at the start of the final table:

1Mike "SirWatts" Watson109,697
3Dylan "ImaLucSac" Lynde72,078
6Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo118,678

The first 40 minutes of action at the final table saw the stack of Event #5-M winner "joacowalter" grow while "vovtroy" and Bonomo's stacks began to slide.

Finally, with the stakes having risen to 2,500/5,000, Bonomo found himself down to less than 12,000, 5,000 of which he called before the draw after Mike "SirWatts" Watson raised from UTG and "joacowalter" called from the SB.

All three players discarded two on the first draw, then "joacowalter" bet, Bonomo raised, Watson folded, "joacowalter" reraised, and Bonomo called with his last chips. Both of the remaining players took a single card on the second draw, then "joacowalter" stood pat while Bonomo took one again on his last opportunity. "joacowalter" showed {10-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{4-Spades}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts}, better than Bonomo's {K-Hearts}{8-Spades}{7-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{2-Spades}, and they were down to five.

Watson was next to see his stack slip, and soon he and "merla88" were capping the betting before the first draw for 10,000 apiece, leaving Watson but 8,447 behind. Both took one, and "merla888" called Watson's bet. Then Watson stood pat while "merla888" discarded one again, and again Watson bet and "merla88" called. On the third draw, Watson remained pat while "merla88" tried once again discarding one. Then Watson bet his last chips and "merla88" called.

Watson was taking his chances with {8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{3-Clubs}{2-Clubs}, but "merla888" had finally drawn better, tabling {7-Spades}{6-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} (a number four) to knock out Watson in fifth.

Next to go would be "merla888" after falling short and then failing to survive a hand versus "vovtroy." In that one, "vovtroy" called a "merla888" preflop raise, both took two, "vovtroy" led, and "merla888" called. Both took one on the second draw, and when "vovtroy" bet again "merla888" raised for a just a touch more and "vovtroy" called, then standing pat while "merla888" discarded one again. "merla888" showed {10-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} for a 10 low while "vovtroy" had {8-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{3-Spades} for a winning eight.

The remaining trio battled another 40 minutes, with Dylan "ImaLucSac" Linde sliding down to less than 20,000 (just five big bets). All of Linde's chips would then be in the middle by the second draw in a hand versus "vovtroy," with Linde drawing two, one, then one while "vovtroy" took one twice then stood pat. Both ended up making 10-8 hands, but "vovtroy's" {10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Spades} beat Linde's {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and they were down to two.

Heads-up play began with "joacowalter" ahead of "vovtroy" with more than 410,000 while "vovtroy" had just under 180,000. Gradually, "joacowalter" whittled "vovtroy" down to nearly nothing. Then, shortly after they’d crossed the 14-hour mark for the tourney, the final hand arose.

In that one, "vovtroy" was all-in before the first draw, then "joacowalter" took two, one, then stood pat, while "vovtroy" took two twice then one. "joacowalter" then tabled {9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs}, better than "vovtroy's" {9-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{7-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and “joacowalter” had claimed a second SCOOP victory.

3Dylan "ImaLucSac" Lynde$15,340
5Mike "SirWatts" Watson$7,670
6Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo$5,310

PokerStars SCOOP 25-M: $100 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball ($25K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool

The "Medium" version of 2-7 triple draw drew enough players to more than double the guarantee. The top 72 finishers got paid, with Tom "kingsofcards" Marchese among the min-cashers, taking away $172.80 for finishing 69th. Others realizing a profit in this one while falling shy of the six-handed final table included Marcin "Goral" Horecki (45th - $248.40), Ana Marquez (39th - $270), Alex "skalexjung" Jung (36th - $270), Jordan "iMsoLucky0" Morgan (28th - $324), Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb (22nd - $378), and Phil "USCphildo" Collins (14th - $502.20)

In the end, "Hefty.TILT" of Sweden outlasted the field to take the title in a bit more than 13 hours.

3Paul "thehempy" Hempseed$5,535

PokerStars SCOOP 25-L: $10 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball ($25K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool

The "Low" version of 2-7 triple draw attracted enough players to eclipse the guarantee, with the top 390 finishers making the cash. Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb was there once again at the end, finishing 99th for $40.75. Kevin "iacog4" Iacofano also made a relatively deep run to finish 24th for $149.33.

After "Dranik26" was eliminated in sixth at the final table, the remaining five negotiated a five-way chop, then played down to two with "sumerki-2012" enjoying a slight lead over "Flakon2010" to start heads-up play. "sumerki-2012" would add a few more chips, then surprisingly typed in the chat box a note about having to leave for a job and wishing "Flakon2010" congratulations.

Thus did the tourney end somewhat strangely with "sumerki-2012" blinding away to allow "Flakon2010" to win the SCOOP watch and the extra $500 on the table following the chop.


*denotes five-handed deal

PokerStars SCOOP 26-H: $2,000 Stud H/L ($75K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool

Out of the 74 players who participated in Event #26-H, only 12 made the money. The eliminations of Sorel "zangbezan24" Mizzi (9th - $4,070), Kristian "CharismA3" Martin (10th - $4,070), and Theo "Theo J" Jorgensen (11th - $4,070) set the stage for what has become a common theme this SCOOP series — Shaun Deeb winning.

1Daniel "DazzleO" Ospina29,772
2Clayton "slammedfire" Mozdzen41,988
3Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb82,890
4Frederik "Fred_Brink" Jensen31,916
5Rodrigo "caprioli" Caprioli52,541
7Eugene "E. Katchalov" Katchalov64,571

Daniel "DazzleO" Ospina was the first to be eliminated. Down to three big bets, Ospina started to commit his chips with {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}/{9-Clubs}. By the time action got to fifth street Ospina had not improved with the {2-Hearts} and {Q-Spades}, while "kasparov007's" board looked scary with {X}{X}/{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{A-Hearts}. Ospina committed his last big bet and saw that he was only in the running for half the pot as "kasparov007" tabled down cards of {3-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}. Ospina improved to two pair with the {2-Diamonds} and {6-Spades} on the final two streets, but "kasparov007" caught the {5-Spades} and {5-Diamonds} to make trips and scoop the pot.

However, "kasparov007" was the next to depart. Short stacked, "kasparov007" was all-in on third street with {7-Hearts}{8-Hearts}/{5-Clubs}. When it was all said and done, "kasparov007" made a pair of eights with an 8-7 low. The opponents in the hand, Shaun Deeb and Frederik "Fred_Brink" Jensen, each made a better hand. Deeb started with {7-Diamonds}{3-Spades}/{3-Clubs} but managed to hit four more diamonds for a flush, while Jensen began with {3-Hearts}{A-Spades}/{2-Spades} and made an 8-6 low.

Six hands later, Clayton "slammedfire" Mozdzen busted in sixth place to Deeb. Here is how their boards ended up.

Mozdzen: {X}{X}/{5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{K-Diamonds}/{4-Clubs}
Deeb: {X}{X}/{Q-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{4-Spades}/{X}

Mozdzen's completion on third street was met with a raise from Deeb. A call from Mozdzen brought fourth street and gave him a pair on board. Mozdzen bet, Deeb called, and the action remained the same on both fifth and sixth street. When seventh street fell, Mozdzen's bet was met with a raise from Deeb. An all-in call from Mozdzen revealed {3-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs} underneath for trips, while Deeb revealed {9-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} for a full house to score the elimination.

Frederik "Fred_Brink" Jensen exited next, getting his last few chips into the middle with {2-Diamonds}{J-Spades}/{A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} against the {Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}/{A-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} of Rodrigo "caprioli" Caprioli. With queens, Caprioli was ahead and Jensen failed to improve his hand. Four hands later Caprioli eliminated Eugene "E. Katchalov" Katchalov.

Katchalov defended his bring in with {K-Clubs}{2-Clubs}/{5-Clubs} and upon hitting the {K-Spades} on fourth street, he committed his last two small bets. Caprioli held {4-Diamonds}{A-Spades}/{A-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and improved to aces and tens. Katchalov only made kings and fives, ending his run in fourth place.

Three-handed play began with the following chip counts:

PlayerChip Count

About 90 minutes is how long it took until Rodrigo "caprioli" Caprioli was felted in third place. Caprioli was chipped down to three big bets, ultimately making a stand with {8-Diamonds}{3-Spades}/{A-Diamonds}. The chips were in by fifth street, though the {j-Hearts} and {k-Clubs} weren't much help. Shaun Deeb looked to make this a heads-up match and held {5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}/{7-Spades}{7-Clubs}{J-Clubs}. No more held arrived for Deeb, but his pair of sevens held up as Caprioli failed to improve as well.

"PerpCzech" began heads-up play with more than a 2:1 chip lead, but Deeb snatched the 2:1 chip lead after a big pot. Here were their hands:

"PerpCzech": {X}{X}/{3-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}/{X}
Deeb: {X}{X}/{3-Spades}{4-Spades}{2-Spades}{A-Hearts}/{X}

"PerpCzech" raised his bring in after Deeb's completion. A call from Deeb led to a fourth-street bet from "PerpCzech," raise from Deeb, and re-raise from "PerpCzech." Deeb called to see fifth street and when checked to him, he bet. "PerpCzech" called and bet the open pair of sevens on sixth street. Deeb raised his four to a wheel, "PerpCzech" called, and seventh street saw "PerpCzech" check-call. Deeb tabled {J-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts} for a wheel, besting "PerpCzech's" holdings. Six hands later Deeb took it down to win his fourth SCOOP event and third of this series.

1Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb$40,330
3Rodrigo "caprioli" Caprioli$20,720
4Eugene "E. Katchalov" Katchalov$14,060
5Frederik "Fred_Brink" Jensen$10,360
6Clayton "slammedfire" Mozdzen$7,770
8Daniel "DazzleO" Ospina$4,810

PokerStars SCOOP 26-M: $200 Stud H/L ($50K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool

Among the notable finishers in Event #26-M were Erix "AceQuad" Brix (9th - $1,356), Jordan "iMsoLucky0" Morgan (11th - $1,356), Calvin "cal42688" Anderson (17th - $791), Ilya "ilushan" Gorodetsky (18th - $791), Gerald "viking47" Ringe (20th - $791), and Alex "skalexjung" Jung (27th - $587.60).

Topping the 452-player field was "texaspl," earning $17,176 for the win.


PokerStars SCOOP 26-L: $25 Stud H/L ($25K Guaranteed)

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Shaun Deeb made another final table on Tuesday. He had some hefty competition for a low buy-in as Team PokerStars Online's George "Jorj95" Lind and Team PokerStars Pro (and all-time SCOOP cashes leader) George Danzer made it as well. In the end, Lind emerged with the victory.

1George "Jorj95" Lind$9,352.58
2peanut_no. 1$6,615.67
7Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb$1,089
8George Danzer$544.50

PokerStars SCOOP 27-H: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Two-Day ($600K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool

The money hasn't been reached yet in Event #27-H, but 135 of the 138 Day 1 survivors will indeed be somewhat satisfied with their performance when the bubble bursts on Wednesday. A few of the notables still in are James "jcamby33" Campbell (12th - 84,930), Brendon "brendon1717" Rubie (29th - 61,603), Jon "FatalError" Aguiar (49th - 45,944), James "" Mackey (82nd - 31,719), Martin Staszko (84th - 29,717), Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver (101st - 21,415), and Russell "rdcrsn" Carson (119th - 15,105). Play will resume at the 400/800/100 level.

Here are the top 10 stacks:

2Marc "dean23price" Wright141,597

PokerStars SCOOP 27-M: $100 No-Limit Hold'em Two-Day ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool

Event #27-M drew 4,992 participants and following Day 1 action, 169 remain. Cashing thus far: Billy "Patrolman35" Kopp (206th - $324.48), David "SexSeen" Sands (211th - $324.48), Derek "derek8" Lerner (218th - $309.50), Jared "jvengrin" Vengrin (225th - $309.50), Toby "810ofclubs" Lewis (238th - $292.52), and Christina "lindeyloo22" Lindley (243rd - $294.52).

Among the remaining 169 players are Randal "RandALLin" Flowers (18th - 303,742), Dan "djk123" Kelly (25th - 256,340), Andrey "ThePateychuk" Pateychuk (27th - 249,299), "uaredead lol" (47th - 199,667), Michael "WatchOutFish" Benvenuti (48th - 199,381), Tom "kingsofcards" Marchese (53rd - 189,528), and Steve "gboro780" Gross (114th - 76,563).

Here are the top 10 chip counts:

1Ryan "gutshtallin" Welch526,436
8Martin "phasE89" Balaz342,069

PokerStars SCOOP 27-L: $10 No-Limit Hold'em Two-Day ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool

From the massive starting field of 19,829 in Event #27-L, only 238 players remain from Day 1 action. Among the players who will return on Day 2 are Joe "Dyzalot" Morneau (83rd - 428,357), Paul "pvas2" Vas Nunes (128th - 318,742), Mike "Gags30" Gagliano (140th - 285,800), and Matthias "mattidm" De Meulder (170th - 228,928). Play will resume with the blinds and antes at 4,000/8000/1,000.

Here are the top 10 counts:


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