On this day ten years ago today, however, it was all roses for the poker legend. It was on October 1, 2005 where Deeb defeated Josh Schlein heads-up en route to his very first WPT title, winning the $1,000,000 top prize at the WPT Ultimate Poker Classic in Aruba.
Top 5 | 2005 WPT Ultimate Classic results
1. Freddy Deeb, LIB (GPI#1820)
2. Josh Schlein, USA (NR)
3. Johan Storakers, SWE (GPI#1829)
4. Devin Porter, USA (NR)
5. Robert Border, USA (NR)
*Photo credit: Neil Stoddart, Global Poker Index