Shaun Deeb Wins Third Spring Championship of Online Poker Title In One Week
Deeb Becomes First Ever Player To Win Four SCOOP Titles
Shaun Deeb is having an unbelievable series in the 2012 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker, better known as the SCOOP. Deeb won his third event in a week’s time last night, making him the first player ever to hold four SCOOP titles.
Deeb took down the $2,100 stud for $41,600 on May 10th, topping a 64-player field. He followed that up just three days later when he topped a tough final table in the $2,100 triple stud event, which featured a rotation of seven-card stud, stud eight-or-better and razz. In that event he outlasted a tough 68-player field, eventually defeating Stephen Chidwick heads-up for the title and the $44,200 first prize. Deeb completed his high buy-in seven-card stud trifecta last night when he won the $2,100 stud eight-or-better event, this time overcoming a 74-player field to earn $40,330.
All told, Deeb has won three titles this week, made seven final tables and cashed a total of 19 times out of 74 events played so far.
A number of other notable players have had great success thus far, including Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, who won two events back-to-back in the first few days of the series, earning more than $400,000 in winnings. Blom is leading the series in terms of total money won with $438,408 in total earnings.
Plenty of other notables have earnings exceeding six-figures for the series thus far, including Alexandre Gomes ($287,847), James “mig.com” Mackey ($137,365), Martin Staszko ($129,475), Jose “nachobarbero” Barbero ($127,392), Jason Mercier ($122,482), Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond ($120,016) and Rich “nutsinho” Lyndaker.
Eugene Katchalov is in a five-way tie for the second most final tables of the series with three. Katchalov has cashed 11 times already this series, and finished eighth, fourth and third in three of the $2,100 buy-in events.
George “Jorj95” Lind III won his first SCOOP title yesterday when he topped the $27 stud eight-or-better event, his 15th cash and second final table of the series.
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