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Out of WPT 5 Diamond in 71st Place

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: Dec 15, '07

Meh. Out in 71st. I earned around 29000 dollars. Nothing too interesting happened. I blinded down for the first two hours or so. I was at around 55000 and doubled through 20 spots short of the money with 22 vs ATo AIPF on a board of J772x. With 105 players left, I had around 90000 chips. I got AI for all my chips against Marcel Luske with AJ against his A9 on AK9. The river was a Jack, and I avoided bubbling. I got as high as 300000 with the average around 230000. I got moved to a table where I was sandwiched with Humberto Brenes, Vivek "psyduck" Rajkumar and Andrew "Good2cu" Robl to my right and Peter "Apathy" Jetten and Bernard Lee to my left. I played very nitty at this table and kind of blinded down to 265 or so. I lost a blind vs blind pot to good2cu. He limped from the SB and I raised 20000 more from the BB at 4/8000 (1000) with AQo. The flop came JT4. The stacks were awkward, so I checked behind when he checked. The turn was a 6. Check-Check. He bet 32000 on the river 8, and I folded AQ high. I was at 217000 when the bust hand came up. Average was around 300000. It was folded to good2cu on the button, and he opened for 23000. I found AQo in the SB. I did not intend on folding, so I had a decision to make whether to raise to like 83000 and then call all-in or just shove my 217000. I finally settled on shove for a couple reasons, although it doesn't really matter either way. Andrew instantly said, "I don't think I can fold," and I knew he had JJ or TT. He called with TT, and I missed. I'm gonna relax for the rest of the night and then play the online tournaments on Sunday. On Monday morning, I'm going to see if it's possible for me to re-enroll at University of Alabama and get the classes that I need. If it is possible, I'll probably do it. I'll talk more about it later. I'll need to have a big online tournament score in the next 16 days to erase my mid-five figure overall poker and gambling deficit in 2007.


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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