Shaun Deeb was simply 16 when he fell in love with poker, internet hosting tournaments at his residence in New York. It wasn’t lengthy earlier than he was focusing extra on playing cards than college, and Deeb discovered himself rapidly rising the ranks among the many greatest on-line gamers on this planet, reaching no. 1 in 2009.
In the dwell area, Deeb has finished most of his harm on the World Series of Poker. Not solely is he in an elite group of simply 22 gamers with at the least six bracelets, however he’s persistently top-of-the-line performers every summer season within the WSOP Player of the Year race. In reality since 2015, Deeb has completed in sixth place or higher six instances! In whole, he has racked up greater than $13.5 million in dwell match earnings throughout his profession, to associate with thousands and thousands extra received on-line.
Deeb completed in second place on this summer season’s WSOP POY race, but additionally has 4 different wins in 2023, placing him within the high 20 of the year-long POY race as properly. The 37-year-old has finished it whereas additionally engaged on a weight-loss prop wager with Bill Perkins that can earn him a seven-figure payout if he can get right down to 17 % physique fats by subsequent summer season’s sequence.
Highlights from this interview embody rising dreadlocks to lose physique fats share, how WSOP important occasion champ Dan Weinman saved his summer season, profitable a circuit ring for his hen fingers, ‘retiring’ after burn out, a staff wafflecrush replace, investing in a sub franchise over each day fantasy sports activities, letting Gus Hansen take his million greenback seat, being a ‘foot-on-the-gas-type’ participant, slowrolling Mike Matusow, why Max Heinzelmann value him Ben Lamb’s cash, not being afraid to talk his thoughts, passing his sparkly black crown to Ian Matakis, hating all music and refusing to bop, shedding 5/6ths of a $200,000 pot, the largest open face Chinese video games, passing on the household restaurant enterprise, 50-hour periods, and undercooked hen as a homicide weapon.
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