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When I Was A Donk: With Shannon Shorr

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Oct 25, 2017


In this series, Card Player asks top pros to rewind back to their humble beginnings and provide insights regarding the mistakes, leaks, and deficiencies that they had to overcome in order to improve their games. Poker pro Shannon Shorr has been a presence on the live tournament scene ever since 2006 when he won the Bellagio Cup for $960,690. Since then, the Alabama native has earned more than $6.2 million on the felt. Shorr has come close to winning a World Series of Poker bracelet many times, taking second in a 2008 no-limit hold’em event and third in the 2012 $10,000 six-max event. He also narrowly missed out on a few World Poker Tour titles when he finished fifth in the 2009 WPT Championship, fourth in the 2011 WPT Southern Poker Championship and runner-up in the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open. Here, Shorr explains why you need to bet with ...

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