We saw Shaun Deeb wearing women's clothing yesterday at the WSOP Ladies Event, where he and a bunch of other men decided to play despite it being a "ladies only" event.
There's been a lot of talk about who's in the right and whether or not these gender segregated events should exist in the first place.
Shaun's video statement is extremely long so we're going to break out the main points here.
Deeb supports women in poker. Deeb was playing for charity. Deeb does not support gender segregated events, when they are at the WSOP level. Deeb does not agree with a system that allows men to play in the Ladies Event, and then penalizes them for doing so.
On paper it sounds pretty reasonable. The bottom line for a lot of people, however, is that it's easier and better to just let women have a women's only event. It's good for the game and no one really recognizes it as a real bracelet event anyway.
Deeb's plan, right or wrong, could damage a legitimate mechanism for introducing more people (women) to the game.
We had Shaun intro our video yesterday so check that out here.