Eleven days ago, PocketFives.com staple Shaun shaundeebDeeb took down the Full Tilt Poker$750,000 Guarantee for $132,000. On Wednesday night, he came out on top of the pack in the $1,050 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Two-Day Event held as part of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker, or WCOOP. Deeb returned to the felts with a top 10 stack yesterday and walked away with $243,000 in cash and his second WCOOP title. He’s piled up nearly $400,000 this month from those two tournaments alone.
Deeb is a former #1 player in the PocketFives.com Poker Player Rankingsand owns not one, but two Monthly PLB championships. After a short-lived break from tournament poker, Deeb has returned in earnest. On September 12th, he finished third in the PokerStars $45,000 Guarantee for $22,000. He’s also recorded in the money finishes in live tournaments in Monte Carlo, Tallinn, Warsaw, Kiev, Las Vegas, New Orleans, and Nassau since the beginning of 2009 according to the HendonMob.
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As you’d expect from a two-day tournament with a four-figure buy-in, the final table featured several brand name pros. Taking seventh place was two-time Ultimate BetOnline Championship (UBOC) event winner Greg DuckUHobson (pictured), who banked $42,000. Hobson has a pair of scores for the Rankings that top $400,000 and appropriately he sits at #23 worldwide. Poker pro Shawn buck21 Buchanan took fourth place, while community members HotKarlMCtook fifth for $71,000 and jhwang21finished in ninth for $15,000. Check out the thread in Poker Discussion for more details:
1. shaundeeb – $243,610 (shaundeeb)
2. Tjollerboy – $179,125
3. Ruxandescu – $135,992
4. buck21 – $97,444
5. HotKarlMC – $70,934 (HotKarlMC)
6. VLs85s – $56,604
7. DuckU – $42,274 (DuckU)
8. insanocut – $27,944
9. jhwang21 – $15,476 (jhwang21)
Another WCOOP event to play down to a winner on Wednesday was a $265 No Limit Omaha High-Low Knockout (#29). The tournament saw 990 players enter and ROMES_HOME came away with the WCOOP bracelet after a three-way deal. Second place and a $24,000 payday went to StLPride, who took down a $200 Pot Limit Omaha Cubed UBOC event in August for $30,000.
Finishing just outside of the chop was chknpotpie, whose fourth place finish was worth $14,000. Here’s how the final nine looked in the $265 No Limit Omaha High-Low Knockout:
1. ROMES_HOME – $29,407
2. playser37 – $24,122 (StLPride)
3. 7tHEcROw7 – $27,057
4. chknPOTpie – $14,355 (chknpotpie)
5. kuhns89 – $9,979
6. Brummell – $7,920
7. poker4adummy – $5,940
8. skunky666 – $3,960
9. lukaluka05 – $2,376
The finale of the $530 No Limit Hold’em Triple Shootout 10-Max Two-Day Event (#30) will take place this afternoon at 2:00pm ET. The tournament drew nearly 900 runners on Wednesday and the top spot pays out $91,000. The top seven in the final round will earn at least $10,000. Three other events will offer up $900,000 in guaranteed prize money on Thursday:
WCOOP Event #32: $300+20 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max
Thursday at Noon ET
WCOOP Event #33: $300+20 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max Cubed
Thursday at 2:00pm ET
WCOOP Event #34: $300+20 Limit Triple Draw 2-7 Lowball
Thursday at 5:00pm ET