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Shaun Deeb

Shaun Deeb
Nationality: United States
Nickname: shaundeeb
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Biography

Shaun Deeb is an American professional poker player. He is the owner of four World Series of Poker (WSOP) titles, as well as eight PokerStars WCOOP and five SCOOP titles.

In 2018, he was also named World Series of Poker POY after recording 16 cashes and winning two bracelets. He has also won POY titles in both the SCOOP (2012) and WCOOP (2015) festivals.

As of October 2021, he has amassed over $7.7 million in live earnings.

Biography

Deeb was born in 1986 in Troy, New York. He began playing poker at the age of 16 and started running $20 buy-in tournaments for his peers. After a while 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 pursue a career as a professional poker player.

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.

Deeb's Online Poker Accomplishments

Shaun Deeb has won 13 COOP titles over his career, tied with Jussi "calvin7v" Nevanlinna for most all-time. During the early years of his career, he received several accolades.

He was the first player to win the PokerStars Tournament Leaderboard (TLB) in back-to-back years in 2007 and 2008. He was also the former No. 1 ranked internet poker tournament player in the world on four separate occasions between 2008 and 2009 according to PocketFives.

He was inducted into the Internet Wall of Fame in February 2016.

Deeb's COOP Titles

YearEventFieldPayout
2008WCOOP Event #25: $320 Pot-Limit Omaha w/Rebuys748$144,113
2010SCOOP-17M: $162 Pot Limit Omaha w/rebuys [6-Max]743$62,252
2010WCOOP Event #28: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em1,433$243,610
2012SCOOP-10H: $2,100 Seven-Card Stud64$41,600
2012SCOOP-19H: $2,100 Triple Stud68$44,200
2012SCOOP-26H: $2,100 Seven Card Stud [High/Low]74$40,330
2012SCOOP-38H: $2,100 HORSE85$46,325
2015WCOOP Event #44: $215 NL Hold'em [4-Max]1,593$68,000
2016WCOOP Event #12: $1,050 NL 5-Card Draw Championship95$22,186
2019WCOOP-09-H: $1,050 NL 5-Card Draw [Progressive KO]70$25,375
2019WCOOP-37-M: $530 PLO [6-Max]599$52,372
2018WCOOP-22-H: $1,050 PLO8 [8-Max]192$38,089
2018WCOOP-59-H: $215 PLO8 [6-Max]173$69,011

Deeb at the 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. He placed 4th at the $2,500 10-Game Mix / Six Handed tournament for almost $70,000.

His first WSOP title came in 2015, when he won the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em Championship for over $300,000.

A second bracelet followed the following year in $1,500 Seven Card Stud, and he narrowly missed out on making it three titles in three years, but fell in second place in the $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship in 2017.

In recent years, Deeb had become a perennial contender for WSOP Player of the Year, and 2018 saw him finally take the crown. A total of 16 cashes in Las Vegas, and four at King's Resort for the WSOP Europe saw him win POY honors.

A third-place finish in Event #14: $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw set him on his way, before winning the prestigious Event #42: 25,000 Pot Limit Omaha for over $1.4 million — to date, the largest cash of Deeb's career. His second-biggest, came less than three weeks later with victory in Event #74: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship. He defeated Paul Volpe heads-up to win his second bracelet of the year.

He would have to wait until the WSOP Europe to have his POY title secured, but held off Ben Yu to take the title.


2018 POY Winner Deeb Reflects on Summer of Success


Deeb would come close to clinching POY in back-to-back years, but would have to settle for second-place behind Robert Campbell in the 2019 race.

Controversies

Over the course of his career, Deeb has been involved in several "scandals" and controversies. A long-running feud between him and Daniel Negreanu turned personal in 2019, with Deeb suggesting a prop bet over whose marriage would last longer.

In 2019, he called out Bryn Kenney alleging that Kenney had freerolled his Triton Poker Million second-place finish.

Most recently, a prop bet between him and former WSOP Main Event runner-up Tony Miles "turned ugly" after Miles competed on American Ninja Warrior.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship
12th $20165
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #39: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
60th $3463
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #35: $500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
42nd $3825
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E
49th $3215
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,000 FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold'em
110th $2155
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
5th $18475
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #10: $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em
59th $2505
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
640th $960
2021 World Series of Poker
WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $5,300 NL Hold’em Freezeout
22nd $7410
2021 World Series of Poker
WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $500 NL Hold’em BIG 500 [3x Re-entry]
146th $768
2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #24: $400 NLH Monster Stack
74th $847
2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #8: $10,300 Main Event, $10m GTD
65th $33363
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #29: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
36th $6955
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #27: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout
13th $5517
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #20: $500 PLO 6-Handed
36th $2302
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezeout
80th $2497
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #6: $600 PLO8 6-Handed
21st $2519
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #4: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo
158th $743
2019 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #15: €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em
11th €12453
2019 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #9: €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold'em Mix
26th €2699
2019 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #7: €1,100 Turbo Bounty Hunter No-Limit Hold'em
13th €2329
2019 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha
18th €1445
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship
17th $28618
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #84: The Closer - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
7th $80766
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #80: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em, Pot Limit Omaha
71st $3608
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #75: $1,000+111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em
118th $4521
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #58: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
5th $232058
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #52: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
24th $30532
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #51: $2,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
13th $8565
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $600 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em / Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack
344th $875
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #35: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship
2nd $193090
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #28: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
28th $8989
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix
82nd $2257
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #18: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
9th $34467
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #3: BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em
3597th $797
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
16th $3862
2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$10,300 PCA Main Event
115th $18460
2018 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #7: €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
20th €3518
2018 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #6: €1,650 Mixed Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold'em
2nd €53731
2018 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
38th €1224
2018 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #2: €1,650 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Deepstack
11th €4640
2018 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
Main Event
61st €19760
2018 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€2,200 EPT National High Roller
85th €6280
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #75: $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels) - $1 Million Guarantee
320th $2763
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
105th $57010
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #74: Big Blind Antes $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship
1st $814179
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #59: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty
172nd $1124
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller
1st $1402683
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #40: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet
13th $5460
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #33: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
10th $111447
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #29: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
19th $3799
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
965th $2345
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
3rd $36330
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #13: $1,500 Big Blind Antes No-Limit Hold'em
16th $11553
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #7: $565 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em
1418th $920
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball
37th $3937
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
44th $4723
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America
Main Event
138th 10000 CAD
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America
$1,100 Turbo
7th 19000 CAD
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #72: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
7th $30817
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #62: $50,000 Poker Players Championship (6-Handed)
7th $164286
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #57: $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Mix
45th $4196
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #44: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
26th $6186
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #38: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
12th $21318
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #34: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship
2nd $143842
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #28: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
20th $3563
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #22: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship
13th $15333
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $1,500 8-Game Mix 6-Handed
26th $3921
2014 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Barcelona
€10,300 High Roller
27th €30400
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #47: $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold'em
20th $173723
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #41: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha (Six Handed)
26th $12896
2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$25,000 High Roller
5th $289880
2012 PokerStars.com EPT Sanremo
Main Event
48th €14000
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
319th $32871
2012 World Series of Poker
$25,300 One Drop Mega Satellite
2nd $1000000
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 34: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha - Six-Handed
27th $13509
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 17: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em
6th $84668
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 8: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
62nd $4164
2011 PokerStars.it EPT San Remo
Main Event
71st €10000
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #40: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
49th $11903
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #29: $2,500 10-Game Mix / Six Handed
4th $67146
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #23: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix
47th $4883
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
198th $2343
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #11: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship
18th $20564
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #5: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
15th $4511
2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
NAPT Bounty Shootout
3rd $40000
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #13: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
86th $3750
2009 PokerStars.com EPT Warsaw
PokerStars.com EPT Warsaw Championship Main Event
22nd 28620 PLN
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 56 - $5,000 Six-handed No Limit Hold'em
26th $22157
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 47 - $2,500 Mixed Hold'em
36th $7030
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 36 - $2,000 No Limit Hold'em
132nd $4318
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 19 - $2,500 Six-handed No Limit Hold'em
53rd $7418
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 7 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em
110th $3581
2009 WSOP Circuit Event - New Orleans
$5,150 Circuit Championship Event
14th $15979
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 52 - $1,000 No Limit Holdem w/ rebuys
36th $16133
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 49 - $1,500 No Limit Holdem
27th $24731
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 30 - $2,500 No Limit Holdem 6 Handed
27th $9546
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 10 - $2,000 No Limit Holdem
27th $16858

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