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Ugly Day

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: Dec 10, '07

0fer. I played the 5000 and busted in the middle of the pack. I was cruising along just fine and at average when the big hand came up. I had 17600 at 3/600 (50). I raised from EP to 1700 with KQcc and Darrell Dicken defended in the BB after some thought. Darrell defends pretty light from my experience with him. The flop came K82 with two spades. DD checked, I bet 2800, and DD moved in for 15900 after 15 seconds of thought. I called quickly. He showed 88. Sigh. I was AI the next hand for my final 1800 with A6o and got called by AKo.

I went to play an 1800 dollar single table satellite where the winner gets a main event seat and second place gets 2000. The table was pretty tough with Devin Porter, Alan Smurfit, Noah Schwartz, Richard Kirsch, a tough player in the 1 and the 3, but two huge fish also. I played nitty and finished 4th. On the busto hand the fish was in the BB but didn't realize it. He looked at his cards and then started to muck them thinking he was UTG. I had an easy any two shove for my final 11500 at 500/1000, and I managed to pick up A2. The button called with AQ and I missed.

Finally, I played the 10 p.m. mega after dinner with Stephanie at Noodles. I was cruising along but busted in the middle of the pack after I got crippled with 8h8s AI on the turn of Qd8d7s9d against AdAx. The river was the 3d. I busted an orbit later. I sat to try to play one more single table, but it was 2 a.m. and we never got it started. I'll play the 1 p.m. mega 10 hours from now. I'm not sure whether I'll play the main event Wednesday or Thursday. I'm leaning towards Wednesday.


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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