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The Poker Provocateur

Taunting, teasing and psychological warfare have made Shaun Deeb a four-time winner in the World Series of Poker
By Michael Kaplan | From Top 25 Cigars Of The Year, January/February 2020
The Poker Provocateur
Shaun Deeb, 33, with one of his gold WSOP championship bracelets. Many opponents look at this face on the other side of the table while enduring Deeb’s taunts and jeers.
Poker has its perks. For Shaun Deeb, a 33-year-old pro from Upstate New York, the game has provided plenty. He’s reaped loads of money, public acclaim and four World Series of Poker bracelets. But despite his baby-faced appearance, he’s also known for aggressive play, abrasive behavior and a knack for remorselessly pissing off his opponents. A new Land Rover is parked in Deeb’s garage at home and a splashy Audemars Piguet is wrapped around his wrist. To finance those goodies, Deeb has made some $7 million playing online, more than $7 million in live tournaments and around $6 million in cash games. Nevertheless, as of 2018, Shaun Deeb still felt incomplete. It wasn’t …
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