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The Sunday Scoop: Shaun of the Deeb Rises Again
Online legend Shaun Deeb headlined another busy Sunday with a win in Full Tilt’s $750,000 Guarantee yesterday.
The $200+$16 event drew a total of 3,397 and when it was all said and done, Shaun “tedsfishfry” Deeb was left standing with the title and $132,787.50 first-place prize.
While he has an FTOPS title and several major scores on his resume already, outside of a WCOOP win in 2008, this now represents Deeb’s biggest online score ever.
Speaking of WCOOP, the latest incarnation of PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker kicked off Sunday.
The first event, a $215 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max tournament, drew a rather healthy 9,001 player field.
London’s AlexKP outlasted them all, besting Tutanhamon1 heads-up after almost 19 hours of play to claim the $257,000 score.
A two-way deal made after Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick cashed third for $130,514.50 left $198,274.48 for Tutanhamon1.
WCOOP’s second event was the $10,300 High Roller. It drew a respectable 313 runners, making for a guarantee smashing $3.13 million prize pool.
Newly minted Team PokerStars Pro and 2009 WSOP mixed game killer Ville Wahlbeck dominated the event, but in the end, could not get past winner CrabMaki.
Wahlbeck was forced to settle for $453,850 in second-place money while CrabMaki banked the $605,655 first-place prize.
The Sunday-Million-like $215 NLHE $2 Million Guaranteed was the next event on the WCOOP schedule.
It drew 12,066 players, creating a $2,413,200 prize pool. As of press time there were eight players left in the hunt for a $335,681.16 first-place prize and the event was well into its 16th hour of play.
Elsewhere, 2009 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure winner Harrison “this is punny” Gimbel took down the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Mulligan for $54,120, defeating a final table that included Jason Potter.
Jossel2008 won the $109 Rebuy on PokerStars, outplaying a final table that included Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo and Travis “TravestyFund” Rice to earn $87,819.60.
And, mralan2950 bested a field of 2,820 to win Full Tilt’s Sunday Brawl and put away $114,492 in winnings.