Shaun Deeb is an American professional poker player currently residing in Mexico. He's mostly known for his accomplishments at the online poker tables rather than on the live tournament circuit. He has two PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) titles and five PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) wins. At the live tables Deeb has the record of 21 World Series of Poker money finishes.
Deeb was born in 1986 in Troy, New York. He began playing poker at the age of 16. When he became of age Deeb started playing poker online and soon enough became a regular at some of the biggest cash games and tournaments on both of the biggest online poker sites at the time, Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars. He has five SCOOP titles and two WCOOP wins to his name including numerous big cashes in some of the major online poker events.
Shaun Deeb picked up poker when he was 16 years old, and started running $20 buy-in tournaments for his peers. After awhile Deeb took his game to the online felt which soon became his full-time job. He attended Bentley University, but dropped out quickly in order to pursuit a career as a professional poker player. Deeb is known as one of the toughest opponents in the online realm, as he can be found playing 15 to 20 tables at the same time. He also has a decent live tournament history with more than 20 WSOP cashes and a couple of first-place finishes in some minor tournaments.
World Series of Poker
Deeb made his World Series of Poker debut in 2007 when he cashed in four events for a total of $67,000 in prize money. He came back to the WSOP in 2009 for five more money finishes and took home $44,000 in winnings. Two years later Deeb came close to his first World Series title. In 2011 he placed 4th at the $2,500 10-Game Mix / Six Handed tournament for almost $70,000. His second-best WSOP finish came after making another final table a year later. Deeb then finished in 6th place at the $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em event collecting $84,000 in cash.
Shaun Deeb's Top 5 WSOP Results
|2011||$2,500 10-Game Mix / Six Handed||4th||$67,146|
|2012||$10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em||6th||$84,668|
|2011||$1,500 Seven Card Stud||15th||$4,511|
|2011||$10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship||18th||$20,564|
|2009||$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six Handed||26th||$22,156|
World Poker Tour
Deeb has three World Poker Tour money finishes on his record. He first cashed in a WPT event in 2007 by finishing in 124th place at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $7,800 Championship Event for over $11,000. A year later he placed 20th at the L.A. Poker Classic $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em tournament taking home $2,470. Another WPT cash came in 2011 at the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic $10,000 Championship Event which Deeb finished in 73rd place collecting almost $12,000.
Shaun Deeb's Top 3 WPT Results
|2008||L.A. Poker Classic $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Event||20th||$2,470|
|2011||Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic $10,000 Championship Event||73rd||$11,942|
|2007||PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $7,800 Championship Event||124th||$11,797|
European Poker Tour
Deeb first appeared at the European Poker Tour tables in 2009 in EPT Kiev and instantly made a name for himself finishing 3rd and 1st in two of the side events. His results in Kiev still remain among his top EPT achievements. Deeb then went to EPT Warsaw and placed 22nd in the Main Event collecting just over $10,000. In 2010 Deeb scored one more EPT cash for 11th place finish at the EPT Grand Final €5,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Max event for €9,500. The next year he came close to winning another EPT side event, but fell just short and finished as the runner-up in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em / 6 Max event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for more than $60,000. Deeb scored another second place finish in 2012 at the EPT Deauville €5,000 Six Max High Roller for more than €30,000.
Shaun Deeb's Top 5 EPT Results
|2009||Kiev €20,000 High Roller||1st||€60,000|
|2011||PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $5,000 NLHE 6 Max||2nd||$62,080|
|2012||Deauville €5,000 Six Max High Roller||2nd||€33,700|
|2009||Kiev €2,000 Pot-Limit Omaha||3rd||€14,400|
|2010||Grand Final, Monte Carlo €5,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Max||11th||€9,500|
Apart from winning the 2009 EPT Kiev High Roller, Deeb has two more live tournament first place finishes to his name. In 2007 he won the Pokerstars World Cup of Poker, Barcelona Team event for €20,000. One year later, in 2008 Deeb took down the $ 500 No-Limit Hold'em event at the Continental Poker Championships in Verona for $14,200. Deeb came close to another title in 2009 when he placed second at the €10,000 High Roller event at the PokerStars Baltic Festival in Tallinn for almost €30,000. Then in 2011 he finished runner-up again, this time at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $5,000 NAPT Bounty Shootout tournament for $75,000.
Did you know?
- In 2012 Deeb broke the PokerStars SCOOP record by winning four events and collecting the Player of the Series title.
- In 2010 Deeb announced his retirement from poker, but came back to playing both online and live in just two months.