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Tuscaloosa, Online MTT, Dentist, etc.

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: Aug 14, '08

Sorry for 6 days between posts. I last left off as I was headed to Nashville to hang out with my friend Katherine. I had a really fantastic time. We ate at some really cool eateries, went to some kick ass bars, heard some great live music and landed awesome 6th row seats in the end zone at the Titans game. The Titans won easily against the Rams like 34-13. I will go so far as to say Nashville is the city with the best bar scene (not to be confused with nightclub scene) that I've experienced. I expect that will change though when I go to Austin next month.

I got back into Birmingham in time to play the last few tournaments online on Sunday without any success. I played the full slate of tournaments Tuesday and Wednesday online without any significant success. A finish somewhere in the fifties of the like 1200 entrants in last nights PokerStars nightly was the only thing noteworthy at all. There's a possibility my plans will change and I'll be able to play the 2500 dollar FTOPS on Saturday, but I'll certainly play the 500 dollar FTOPS main event on Sunday.

The only other thing that's been going on with me in the last week was a couple trips to the dentist. Yesterday I went in for a cleaning and today I actually had the Zoom! laser whitening treatment which was a little painful at times but worth it. The teeth are a few shades whiter. They're making me these molds that I can use to get them even whiter.

I wish I had more for to blog about. School starts next Wednesday. The world-famous Tuscaloosa bar 'The Houndstooth' re-opens tonight. It has been completely rebuilt with a second floor now. I'm amped. A few of us are going out there tonight (and probably tomorrow too). If anyone sees me please say hi. In the few days I've spent in Tuscaloosa since I've gotten back I've already met some really cool people. There was a period of time when I was playing poker and traveling the circuit that I absolutely had no interest in meeting new people because I was so turned off by the personalities of most of the scum, degenerates, and cheaters I'd met at the tables. That isn't the case anymore.


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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