By Matt Kaufman, Rakeback.com Poker News Editor
At the start of SCOOP, Team PokerStars Pro Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom got off to an incredibly hot start and won 2 events in the first few days of the series.
His head start put Isildur1 way ahead in the overall SCOOP Leader Board race, but he has played way fewer tournaments since those 2 victories and has fallen to 14th.
A new leader has emerged, however, and with an even more dominant leader board point lead than Blom had a few weeks ago.
Poker pro Shaun Deeb, known as 'shaundeeb' and 'tedsfishfry' online, is well-known for both his online tournament success and for playing in high-stakes games both live and online. In his career, he has over $5 million in online tournament earnings.
Over the last 2 weeks Deeb has managed to win a record 4 SCOOP events. To put that number in perspective, the previous record for lifetime SCOOP victories was 3. Deeb's lifetime total is now 5.
For his 4 wins, he's earned $236,951.39, 4 Movado SCOOP Champion watches (above), and a place in the PokerStars record books.
Deeb is also an overwhelming favorite to win the Overall SCOOP Leader Board, as he has 825 points on it - far more than 2nd place Drew M Scott's 470. All 4 of his wins came in High events, so he's a shoe-in to come in 1st place on the SCOOP High Leader Board as well. Must be nice!
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