Back in May, Shaun Deeb nearly won his sixth Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) title in Event #4 High $2,100 Badugi but was denied Paul “paulgees81” Volpe. Fittingly both players were at the final table of the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Open-Face Chinese event, and this time it was Deeb that emerged victorious.
The tournament, which is in its second year (if you recall Peter Jetten won the inaugural OFC tournament last year) attracted 53 entries and created a prize pool of over $100,000. Among the notable players to enter were Dan O’Brien, Chris Klodnicki, and Team PokerStars Pro Barry Greenstein. Unfortunately none of those players cashed.
That said, the final table was full of familiar names including Jon Turner, Jason Mercier, and Ben Yu. Deeb and Volpe ultimately made it to heads-up play with the former holding a sizeable chip lead. Volpe, who reminded his opponent of his SCOOP victory prior to the start of the final table, mounted a small comeback, but Deeb soon put a stop to it and claimed the title.
“It felt great. It’s a lot of fun, these fields,” Deeb said in an interview after the win. “I know a lot of the players from over the years, and we’re all having fun gambling, chatting it up. So it was a lot of fun. I was surprised, people played really well.”
Here’s a look at the results:
2014 PCA Event #7: $2,000 Open-Face Chinese
|1st||Shaun Deeb||United States||$32,380|
|2nd||Paul Volpe||United States||$23,400|
|3rd||Ben Yu||United States||$14,900|
|4th||Michael Schwartz||United States||$11,320|
|5th||Jason Mercier||United States||$8,740|
|6th||Jonathan Turner||United States||$6,680|
|7th||Michael Vela||United States||$5,400|
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*Lead photo courtesy of the PokerStars Blog.