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Freddy Deeb

Freddy Deeb
Freddy Deeb at the 2007 World Series of Poker after winning the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E Event
Nickname(s) Freddy, Fast Freddy
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada
Born (1955-11-27) November 27, 1955
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Final table(s) 15
Money finish(es) 41
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
13th, 2003
World Poker Tour
Title(s) 2
Final table(s) 5
Money finish(es) 12
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 3

Kassem Ibrahim "Freddy" Deeb[1] (born November 27, 1955[2] in Beirut, Lebanon) is a professional poker player who emigrated from Lebanon to the United States at the age of 19.


  • Before poker 1
  • Poker career 2
    • $50,000 World Championship H.O.R.S.E. 2.1
    • World Series of Poker bracelets 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Before poker

Deeb was attending Utah State University when civil war broke out in Lebanon in 1975. He lost contact with his parents (who had been sending him money to support his education) for two years. Deeb was unable to gain employment due to the restrictions of his student visa, so he began gambling. Deeb was forced to leave his education, just 12 credits away from graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Poker career

At the 1996 World Series of Poker (WSOP), he won the $5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw event, receiving $146,250 and besting a field that also contained Mickey Appleman, Gabe Kaplan, David Grey and Doyle Brunson. He also finished in the money of the World Series of Poker Main Event twice, placing 17th in the 1995 World Series of Poker and 13th in the 2003 World Series of Poker.

He won the fourth season World Poker Tour (WPT) Ultimate Poker Classic event, where he won $1,000,000.

Deeb has also appeared in the Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament series and in the GSN series, High Stakes Poker.

Deeb is well known for wearing patterned/multi-colored shirts, one of which became famous at the 2003 World Series of Poker. Holding pocket Kings, Deeb went all-in against Phil Ivey, who flopped three sevens; a third King appeared on the turn and Deeb won the pot. Afterwards, Ivey remarked, "Must be the shirt." World Series of Poker tournament director Matt Savage referred to the same shirt as the "magic shirt" during a pot-limit Omaha tournament in the 2004 World Series of Poker, after Deeb eliminated two players (one of whom was Howard Lederer) on the same hand.

As of August 2014, his total live tournament winnings exceed $8,100,000.[3] His 41 cashes at the WSOP account for $3,723,334 of those winnings.[4]

$50,000 World Championship H.O.R.S.E.

On June 29, 2007 Deeb won the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event at the 2007 World Series of Poker winning $2,276,832. During five-handed play, Deeb was down to his last $365,000 in chips, but managed to recover and win the WSOP bracelet. Deeb said that he did not appreciate his first bracelet because he did not recognize what it meant. “But this one – it means everything to me. These are the toughest players in the world. It has the highest buy-in. Except for the $10,000 buy-in (Main Event), this is the bracelet that means the most of any of them.”[5]

World Series of Poker bracelets

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
1996 $5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw $146,250
2007 $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. $2,276,832


  1. ^ US Search "Kassem Deeb"
  2. ^ World Series of Poker player profile
  3. ^ Hendon Mob tournament results
  4. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings,
  5. ^ Freddy Deeb Wins $50,000 HORSE Championship at World Series of Poker Title Establishes Deeb as World’s Best All-Around Player June 29, 2007. Accessed 7/10/07

External links

  • World Poker Tour profile
  • feature article
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