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Rest and Relaxation

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: Jul 27, '07

The past week or so has been pretty relaxing. We've just been sitting around the house playing online poker tournaments. I've been playing a lot of HORSE tournaments online each day with Aussie J and we've been doing last longers. I think I am up a little bit. We've each won a couple of the tournaments, which is pretty cool. I really feel like I'm getting good at all the games and am probably a favorite to play the 50000 dollar HORSE event at next year's WSOP. Stephanie and I have also gone to the Summerlin 24 Hour Fitness 4 out of the last 5 days. It feels really good to be able to go back and break a sweat. I was crippled most of the summer, of course, and my weight has actually jumped back up to the neighborhood of 218 lbs. I expected this as I was eating total trash food, drinking a lot and not able to do anything physically. Those who are familiar with my weightloss bet may remember that I was as high as 237 lbs and as low as 198. I'm right in the middle of that, and I'd like to get back to around 200 and hang there. This has got to be the most difficult profession in the world in which to stay in shape with all the lounging around. Stephanie and I are headed back to Birmingham on Tuesday. She'll head back to hang out with her family for a week in Huntsville, and I'm going to be in Birmingham. I might try to make it down to Tuscaloosa to hang out for a night, too. If anyone is in Tuscaloosa or Birmingham and wants to get dinner or a drink call my cell. We'll get back to Vegas August 7th and then a big group of us are headed out to Los Angeles early around August 11 or 12.

Tonight, Stephanie and I have an exciting evening planned. We're first headed to Fiamma at MGM. It is supposed to be a great Italian restaurant that I've never eaten at. After dinner we're going to see Cirque du Soleil's KA which is also at MGM. This is the only Cirque show in Vegas that I haven't seen and one of the few shows at all that I haven't seen. Afterwards we might join the roomies and hit a nightclub.

Sidenote: I have sent the video of me injuring myself before the WSOP to ESPN and it will be broadcasted during the WSOP Main Event. Make sure to look out for it. It is really cool and you won't be disappointed.


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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