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Online poker player Shaun Deeb retires from tournaments

30/11/2009
The online poker community has been shocked today to learn that Shaun Deeb, one of the field’s toughest players has lost his love of the game and has quit tournaments altogether. Despite currently boasting a 3rd place spot on the CardPlayer Online Player of the Year ranking and accumulating $788,451 in OPOY tournament cashes this year Deeb confirmed that he was done with the tournament format.

“Yah, I’m burntout," Deeb wrote. "I hate them. I’m done with them. 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.” Despite this apparently rueful attitude Deeb reiterated that he had not quit poker entirely, just tournaments and he did play in the recent PokerStars EPT Vilamoura, busting out on day 1 - Though this was arranged before his recent announcement.

Unfortunately for Deeb, winning Online Player of the Year seems an incredibly tall order for someone that declines to play in tournaments and therefore the prestigious prize looks to be a two horse race between Steve "gboro78" Gross and David "Sir Sands" Sands.
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