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Out of Bellagio 5000 in 15th

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: Dec 12, '08

I busted earlier this evening in 15th place. I earned 13000 dollars for my time. I got off to a good start early busting David Williams in the first orbit with AJo vs his KJss AIPF. I won a couple more small pots and was quickly up to 140000, just below average. I lost a pot to a good player named Steven Merrifield and then one to online player hafizzle to dribble back to around 90000. We reached the money and I had 105000ish with average around 200.

There were only two really notable pots from there. The first I got AIPF against Amit "Amak316" Makhija with KJo vs his AQo. The board came a cute 43433 to chop it. An orbit later a random guy opened to 17000 from the HJ and I found AKo in the BB. I made it 49000. Guy thought 30 seconds and announced all-in. I called and was shown two sevens. A king came in the door, but a 7 was right behind it, and I was drawing dead by the turn card.

I ate some dinner at Noodles with Adam and then played and busted from an 1800 dollar single table satellite. I have changed starting days and will now play tomorrow. Coverage can be found at Cardplayer starting at noon Pacific time. I'll also be updating my blog with chipcounts at the end of each 90 minute levels via my iPhone.


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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