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Online Poker: Shaun Deeb Wins WCOOP PLO Event

Rubenrtv Takes Down Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Event


Two events played out last night in the 2008 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). The first was a $300 buy-in pot-limit Omaha with rebuys event that had a $500,000 guarantee. The other event of the night was a six-handed no-limit hold’em event that also had a $300 buy-in and a $500,000 guarantee. Read the event recaps below to find out who the winners were, and check out the entire WCOOP schedule and results list on

WCOOP Event No. 25: $300 Pot-Limit Omaha with Rebuys

Jamie 'TheNew' RobbinsThe first event to begin last night was a $300 buy-in pot-limit Omaha tournament with rebuys. Among the events 748 entrants were many of online poker’s biggest names, and it was tough to come by a table that didn’t have more than a few notable screen names. The field put in 1,254 rebuys and 560 add-ons to generate a total prize pool of $768,600, well above the $500,000 that was guaranteed. Team PokerStars pro Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier continued his WCOOP success with yet another deep run when he finished in 12th in this event, earning $8,070.

The final table itself featured a bunch of Internet poker’s big guns (see the final results, below). Two of those battle-hardened pros made it to heads-up play in the event, Shaun “shaundeeb” Deeb (pictured below) and Jamie “TheNew” Robbins (pictured at left). Shaun 'shaundeeb' DeebShaundeeb started the match with a 5-1 chip lead over TheNew, but, as is common in pot-limit Omaha, there were more than a few swings, one of which left TheNew as the chip leader. Shaundeeb eventually retook the lead before the final hand. The players were all in on a flop of K 8 7, and TheNew showed K Q J 4 for top pair and a flush draw. Shaundeeb tabled 9 8 7 6 for two pair and a worse flush draw, but he was still happy to have those spades, as they were blocking TheNew’s outs. The 3 came on the turn, and the river was the 5, giving shaundeeb an unneeded straight to take down the final pot of the event. He earned $144,000 and a WCOOP bracelet for his victory in the event. Deeb’s win moved him into sixth place in the Online Player of the Year race.

The final results were:

  1. Shaun “shaundeeb” Deeb — $144,113
  2. Jamie “TheNew” Robbins — $103,761
  3. MiniKipDK — $76,860
  4. Canuck — $57,645
  5. kAmIkAdZeEe — $40,352
  6. Miraclos — $32,666
  7. caprioli — $24,980
  8. ely_cash41 — $17,294
  9. Cliff “JohnnyBax” Josephy — $10,837

WCOOP Event No. 26: $300 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

Mike 'Sowerss' SowersThe $300 six-handed no-limit hold’em event shattered its guarantee last night when 3,273 entrants bought in, almost doubling the $500,000 guarantee with a prize pool of $981,900. Unlike in most of the other events in this year’s WCOOP, Team PokerStars didn’t fare extremely well; the deepest-finishing Team PokerStars member in this event was Steve “stevejpa” Paul-Ambrose, who came in 86th. Some notable players to make the final three tables, though, included Mike “Sowerss” Sowers (eighth, $10,801, pictured at left) and Joe “ender555” Ebanks (14th, $6,382).

Scott “dorinvandy” Dorin, a player who has already won a WCOOP bracelet this year in the $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event, made the final table of this event before eventually busting in fifth place ($31,499). After his elimination, the final four players paused the tournament to do some dealmaking. They eventually agreed upon the following guaranteed payouts, with $10,000 left on the line for the first-place finisher:

rubenrtv — $125,688
HT-Max — $92,000
MCLegend — $84,500
tRaMp$d0PrAy — $84,500

With those guaranteed paydays in place, tRaMp$d0PrAy became the next player to fall, taking fourth place. HT-Max then hit the rail in third place, and it was down to MCLegend and rubenrtv for the extra $10,000 and the WCOOP bracelet. Rubenrtv started the match with a 5-1 chip advantage, but after some play, it was MCLegend who held a 5-1 advantage. As per the see-saw nature of poker, rubenrtv retook his massive lead in time to play the final hand. On a board of K J 7 A, MCLegend bet, rubenrtv raised, and MCLegend pushed all in. Rubenrtv called and showed Q-10 for the nut Broadway straight, and MCLegend was dead with 7-6 for bottom pair. The river official gave rubenrtv the bracelet and the extra money, putting his total winnings at $135,688.

The final results were:

  1. rubenrtv — $135,688*
  2. MCLegend — $84,500*
  3. HT-Max — $92,000*
  4. tRaMp$d0PrAy — $84,500*
  5. Scott “dorinvandy” Dorin — $31,499
  6. BB_ShiNing — $17,183

* Payout reflects a four-way deal made at the final table with $10,000 left for the ultimate winner.

Today will feature two new WCOOP events. The first is a $500 no-limit hold’em triple shootout with a $300,000 guarantee. That event starts at 2:30 p.m. ET, and then, two hours later is a $500 Omaha eight-or-better event with a $400,000 guarantee. Check out the entire WCOOP schedule and results on’s WCOOP landing page.

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