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Out of Caesars 2000

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: Apr 26, '08

Out of the Caesar's 2000 in like 43rd place of the 191 entrants. 18 will get paid. I overslept until noon and was half an hour late arriving. I drew a starting table that looked delicious. I recognized only my roommate Cody Slaubaugh. Early on I ran my stack up to about 9500 from the 6000 starting stack. Then in level three a funny one came up. A really bad Euro raised from MP and I decided to call with KcTd to try to play a pot with him, because I knew if I flopped well I'd double through him. The flop came KT2 with two clubs. He bet 500, I raised to 1450 and he called. The turn was the 8c. He checked, and I decided to bet 3100. He looked back at his hand and decided to insta just call and save my last 4500. The river was the 3c. He bet out 2000 into the pot of 9000, and I have to press call with the second nut, I think. He showed me black Aces. In the third level I lost another big pot to the same guy. I raised 96dd in MP, Gene Todd called and said guy defended in the BB as well. The flop was J94 with two diamonds. The Euro led out all-in for 3850 into 2000, and I moved in over the top. Gene folded, and I was in pretty good shape against Euro's Q7dd. He rivered a diamond to cripple me to 300 chips. I ran super hot though and ran my stack all the way from 1.5bb's to 6000 over the next few hands. I then just grinded and grinded to stay afloat for like the next 6 hours. I'm very happy with how I played the short stack all day.

The last two days were great. The 51s game was great and so was the Kanye West concert. I'm not a hip hop fan at all, but the atmosphere was sick. Tomorrow we'll play online. Our water heater broke in our house, so we're tilted. Hopefully they fix it tomorrow.


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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