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Out of Event 20

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: Jun 11, '08

Out in like 80th place with 45 paying. I drew a ridiculous starting table with Daniel Negreanu, JC Tran, Mike Schneider, John Phan and a couple others who played well. Schneider is one of the most tauted LHE players of all-time, so if nothing else I learned a lot watching him today. I dribbled down to like 4000 and finally got my last few chips in on the turn with AJhh vs 77 on 2229. River Ace to survive. I actually ran my stack all the way above average to 22000 but then lost a pot to Schneider and one to Phan to take only like 10000 to my next table. Sadly, Negreanu and Schneider also moved to the same table. Matt Matros and JC Tran's older brother Hien were also at the table. These aren't the kinds of tables you want to draw when like 90% of the field consists of unknowns. The critical pot of the day came up against Hien. Schneider raised the button to 2000 and I 3bet ATdd to 3000 out of the SB. Hien 4bet to 4000 out of the BB. Schneider folded and I called. Flop T54 two spades. I checkraised Hien and he called. I bet the turn dark for 2000 of my last 5700. It was the 7s. Hien doubled checked his cards and called. River 6s. Wanted to puke because I had to be good to this point. I checked and Hien bet. I tanked and folded to save my last 3700. A few hands later I doubled versus Schneider AIPF with KcKh vs his AJcc but expired shortly thereafter.

I've got a lot to learn about LHE but I certainly have an edge over the field in one of these 2000s. I definitely made a ton of mistakes today though. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

Here is the link to the interview we did with Kristy Arnett. Turn the volume way up because we mumble a lot. It was a lot of fun. Hope you guys enjoy it.

Tomorrow afternoon I'm leaving for Minneapolis. It will be a nice change to get away from poker for a few days. I'll be back in action Sunday afternoon in the 3000 NLHE. It's unlikely I will blog again until then.


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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