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ESPN drops TV coverage of Event #31

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: Jun 21, '07

Sick news in from some reliable sources. ESPN has decided to drop the coverage of our heads-up final table and instead televise the final table from the simultaneously running 2000 dollar Stud tournament. Daniel Negreanu and Jeff Lisandro are at the final table. I can't say I really blame them. ESPN is in the business of entertainment, and that final table is going to draw bigger ratings than our final 8 would. Negreanu is obviously very talkative and Lisandro is ever-fiesty. My final 8 consists of Toto Leonidas, myself and 6 relatively unknowns. When they had the ESPN cameras rolling last night in the round of 16 perhaps I should've jumped up and cheered instead of calmly shaking Carmel's hand. Then, I could've come across as a marketable player :) The worst part is that there are financial benefits to being at a TV final table, so I'm ganked out of low to mid five figures.


Shannon Shorr is a professional poker player from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He finished fourth in the Card Player 2006 Player of the Year race. You can follow his progress at

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