"Burntout" Shaun Deeb To Quit Poker Tournaments

The shock poker news on the day is that following a string of below par results, Shaun Deeb has said he intends to quit playing tournament poker for the foreseeable future.
The young poker pro is famous for getting his online roll going by turning his initial $30 deposit into $33,000 in a couple of weeks, and has since won millions online playing as ’shaundeeb’ on  PokerStars and as ‘tedsfishfry’ on Full Tilt Poker. His biggest score to date is $81,812.50 after winning the PokerStars Super Tuesday in January 2009.
Deeb is also known as a high volume online player as he often plays 20 tournaments a day and has been known to play up to 30 tournaments at the same time. Explaining how he is able to play so many tables at once he said:
“It took a lot of practice. Anyone who tries to play a lot of tables right away will be a significant loser at the tables. You are afforded so little time to make decisions that it’s not something new players should try. If you take it baby steps and don’t try to jump from three tables to thirty tables, it can be done.”
Explaining his decision to quit, Deeb said: “yah Im burntout I hate them I’m done with them. I cant win live everyone was always right I cant win online I just ran good everyone was always right. I’m gunna take rest of year off hopefully and go do something else yah poker was good for a while but **** I hate what I’ve become.”
Following the confused and perplexed reaction from the online poker community, Deeb posted a clarification to his initial announcement which read, “guys I’m not quitting poker Im quitting tourneys. I know I got a lot of you into this etc and motivated you but I’ve lost all motivation and don’t see it coming back in a long time there’s little to gain from mtts for me in the future at least life ev wise.”
Considering the monumental effort and time Deeb has put into playing poker tournaments over the past few years, it is hardly surprising he has felt a bit jaded of late and in need of a rest. We wish him luck and look forward to hearing news from his other poker endeavours.

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