Shaun Deeb Wins 5th Career Scoop Title

Shaun Deeb Wins 5th Career Scoop TitleIn 2010, Shaun “shaundeeb” Deeb won his first PokerStars SCOOP series title but this year there has been no stopping the 26 year old who won yet another title at the weekend to take down his 5th career SCOOP crown.
The latest victory for the Mexico-based US pro came in Event #38-H: $2,000 HORSE, where he defeated a field of 85 players to take home the $46,325, and smash the previous SCOOP record held by himself. Talking about his success at SCOOP 2012, a modest Deeb commented:
“It’s not as sick as everyone is making it out to be. All fields were under 100 people, and the events had amazing structures. A lot of [my opponents] aren’t full-time mixed-game players.”
The $2,000 HORSE event paid only 12 places and after Bryn “BrynKenney” Kenney was eliminated in 9th ($4,675), the eight man final table got underway. At this stage, Shaun Deeb was in 6th place (29,214) with Sivokhan way ahead as the chip leader on a 119,426 stack.
Setting to work, Shaun Deeb (6-6) then called George “Jorj95” Lind’s pre-flop shove (Q-10) before hitting a set on an A-7-6 flop to eliminate him in 9th place ($5,525). During a stud round, Deeb subsequently dispatched Alexandre “BiatchPeople” Luneau in 4th ($11,900) and Dylan “ImaLucSac” Linde in 3rd ($23,800) to eventually go heads-up against Jon “LUFCBas” Spinks.
Holding a 252,879 to 172,121 advantage over Spinks, Deeb whittled his opponent’s stack down to just 5,000 chips when the final hand was played with Deeb holding Q-10 to Spink’s A-5. The board then ran out 10-8-5-K-6 to relegate Spinks to a runner-up finish worth $31,450, while Shaun Deeb collected the $46,325 top prize. Talking about his remarkable run in the lead up to the 2012 WSOP, Deeb said:
“Running hot makes you think clearer, and people are less likely to be tricky versus you because they’re afraid you’ll read their soul.”
The final table payouts were as follows:
1 Shaun “shaundeeb” Deeb $46,325
2 Jon “LUFCBas” Spinks    $31,450
3 Dylan “ImaLucSac” Linde $23,800
4 Alexandre “BiatchPeople” Luneau    $16,150
5 Andrey “Kroko-dill” Zaichenko    $11,900
6 Sivokhan $8,925
7 Jon “FatalError” Aguiar $7,225
8 George “Jorj95” Lind $5,525

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