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On to the Final Table of Event #7

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: Jun 05, '08

I'm on to the 9 handed final table of the 2000 dollar NLHE event. I will be 5th out of 9 in chips but just a lil below average at 627000 with the average at like 710000. All 8 other final tablists are tough players, so it will not be easy by any means. Other notables at the final table are Theo Tran with a huge chiplead, Alex Bolotin, Chris Bjorin and JC Tran. It was a long day and a fun one. I don't really want to or feel like discussing in detail any of today's hands until after the tournament is over. I did get lucky for all my chips on one occasion when I got in with QJ vs KQhh AIPF and it came T338J. I then scooped a monster after dinner against online MTT legend Phil "USCPhildo" Collins when we got in with my KTcc vs his red threes on 532 two clubs. Turn Qc. River 9h. All the chipcount and payout details can be found online at cardplayer or pokernews. My birthday is Saturday, and there is no greater material present I would like more than the gold bracelet that will be awarded to the winner. Although, the 550 thousand dollar first prize would be nice, too.

Also, congrats to my friend Michael "worldsgrtest" Banducci for scooping a bracelet tonight in the 1000 dollar rebuy tournament. Mike was one of my first ever friends in the poker world when I met him playing online on Party in 2004. It was just a matter of time before he smacked a tournament for a monster payday, and this proved to be the one.

One time let me do it too please.


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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