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CPPT VI - Golden Gates Casino

$600 No-Limit Hold'em


Jay Philips Eliminated By George Clark

Jay Philips found herself short-stacked and all-in with A-Q against the pocket queens of George Clark. The flop brought the case queen and Philips was eliminated. She earns $1,020 for finishing in the money. Clark ...


Hangin' out in Vegas for a while

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: Oct 30, '07

I've rented a condo in Vegas for two months. By pure coincidence, its at the same complex as my friend Jon Little. I didn't go to WPT Niagara, and I don't plan on going to Foxwoods. After the PokerBowl I really didn't feel like driving back across the country, and I wasn't in the mood to stay in a hotel any longer and go to Canada. I rented this condo to restore some normalcy to my life, so I can actually relax some and try to get in shape. I guess I might not play live poker again until all the prelims here at Bellagio for Five-Diamond. I'll return to Birmingham for a week or so around Thanksgiving but probably won't go anywhere aside from that. I still haven't decided my plans for 2008. I anticipate playing a lot of online tournaments Sunday through Wednesday each week for the next 4 or 5 weeks. Those are the days some big ones run, I guess. Hopefully I can win like a quarter-million or something in one of the big ones on a Sunday. I'm tilted out of my mind because we had to wait like 3 days for power and two more for cable. Since I last posted we've hung out with my good friend Justin "robert07" Young and his wife Morgan a few times, so that's been fun. What else? I was planning on renting a lil furniture for the living room that I don't have. Renting furniture is like ripping hundred dollar bills though, so I settled on buying a sick couch/loveseat combo that I found downtown at a furniture store's going out of business sale. I hired two dudes from Labor Ready down by the strip to move all of my stuff from my storage unit to the condo. Places like Labor Ready are notorious for having degen dudes who stop by to work like two or three times a week. The guys I drew actually worked surprisingly hard. They did break this glass divider I had for my entertainment center, but aside from that the price I paid was well worth not having to touch anything and risk hurting my back again. I took them to dinner and gave them each a generous tip. Sunday I grinded the online tournaments at Justin's apartment. I had a pretty poor day with just two small cashes. I had an above average stack in the FTP 750000 gtd but had AA go down to AQcc for a stupidly large pot and later had Aces cracked again by my friend Luke Staudemaeir inside the money of the 100r on Stars. Listen to me bitching about bad beats like a fishy. I did make money on the day because I had percents of Adam "CSimmSux" Geyer. Adam had arguably the best Sunday in major online tournament history with 7 cashes including 4 major final tables AND finished 18th in the Sunday Million on Stars. Congrats to Mike Banducci for finishing 6th in said Sunday Million. One more gogogogogogo goes out to Jon who is chipleader as usual with 18 left in WPT Niagara. If Jon wins the event he will take over the CardPlayer PoY Lead and join the exclusive club of players who have grossed 3 million dollars in tournament winnings. Tomorrow is Halloween, I think. I scooped a last minute devil costume and Stephanie is going as a Frederick's of Hollywood-version of an angel. Don't know the plans yet. There'll be no shortage of things to do in Vegas I guess. Also, please keep reading and emailing. I appreciate all of your support. Now that I won't be traveling I do plan on getting back to emails much more quickly, I hope.


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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