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Playing WPT Legends Tomorrow

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: Aug 24, '07

I spent the day at Bike grinding out satellites. I played the mega at noon and busto'd as time expired to go to the first break. I then played a single table satellite. I ended up getting heads up with a guy named Babek (sp?). I had him 31/9000 when we got HU but promptly doubled him up with A2 vs AK. Blinds were silly high with each of us having like 8BB. He requested a chop, but I wanted to gambooooool. We did chop the 3000 10-way last longer evenly when he had a very slight lead. I ended up putting him away when he was priced into calling AI with T5o vs my 66, and I held up. I played another one, and amazingly I ended up getting HU with the same guy. They were rushing us to finish this satellite and moving the blinds up even quicker so they could have the tables to accomodate the 8:15 Mega satellite. We got HU and he had me 31.5 to 8.5. The blinds were set to move up to a laughable 2/4000 with me being on the button when I finagled (sp?) a deal to take 2700 dollars and give him the seat. I also made 700 in last longer money in this one. I played the 8:15 mega afterwards and busted. The tournament starts at 2 p.m. Pacific tomorrow. I played about 3000 dollars worth of satellites earlier this week without any luck. After all the satellites and lasts longers I'm in the event cheap, for 2650ish. I figure with a little work on the satellite days I can save myself a lot of buy-in money over the course of a year on the circuit. I feel like I'm playing as well as I've played all year, and I don't see any reason why I can't win this WPT event.


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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