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Happy Birthday Carly + Congrats Jon Little

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: Nov 03, '07

First off I'd like to wish my little sis Carly a Happy 20th Birthday. Almosssssstttttt 21. Second, congrats to Jon Little for finishing 2nd at WPT Niagara. This WPT final table could've been the best ever. It's so nice to see guys like Jon, Scott Clements and Barry Greenstein at TV final tables. They treat the game with respect, work hard and deserve the success. The sad thing is Jon and Scott are two of the top five or ten live tournament players in the world (Jon might be the best in the world right now) but will never receive any recognition or become household names because they don't talk shit at the table, bemoan their luck, or let the room know when they suffer a bad beat. Both of them have 2 and a half MILLION dollars in cashes which is better than like all of these guys you see getting sponsorships and that jazz.

I haven't been up to too much. Halloween was sick. We went out with Justin Young and his wife Morgan and drank incessantly at a pretty cool bar at Venetian. We tried to get in the Halloween party at LAX at Luxor but Paris Hilton was there so all the kids went nuts and made it too impossible to get in despite repeated bribe offers to security. We also tried to get into Tao with no luck. Yesterday we went for a run during the day which was nice. Last night we went to see Sinbad at New Orleans. Dude was hilarioussss. 90 percent of his show was unrehearsed and it was really fun to watch. The most impressive thing, I think, was that he used no profanity at all. Most comedians I like (George Carlin, Carlos Mencia, etc) are great at using profanity for effect but SB didn't need it. Tonight we went to see the local hockey team, The Las Vegas Wranglers, at The Orleans Arena. Las Vegas kicks ass because there is always something to do. Next weekend I think we're gonna go see Maroon 5 at Palms. I'm really enjoying just relaxing and having the same bed to sleep in every night. I'm enjoying playing some online. I'm almost positive I could gross like 400 thousand a year in online cashes alone if I really put the time into it. It's not very glamorous (sp?) though. Nothing else to special going on. Online tournies tomorrow. One time win the Sunday Million.


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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