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Out of Super Satellite

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: May 27, '07

I touched down at LAS around 8:10 p.m. but didn't get my bags until around 8:45 p.m. I hurried over to Mandalay Bay and made it just in time to see my first two cards in the 9 p.m. super satellite. I dwindled down to 1500 from the 3000 starting stack early, but then I doubled up to 3400ish with 77 vs AKdd AIPF on QQ5Qx. There were only 46 entrants, with 4 getting seats and fifth getting some money. With 26 players left, I'd built my stack up above average at 7200. A key pot came up when James English opened for 650 in the cutoff at 1/200 (25), and a player moved in for 4500 on the button. I found JcJh in the SB and eventually decided to jump in. The BB and English folded and the player showed me TcTs. The board came x x x x T! to knock me all the way down to 2700. I battled a little bit and then shoved AJhh into English's TT. The board came T32xx to send me to valet in 15th place. I arrived at valet to learn that I had a flat tire, great. It was a slow leak, and I was able to make it to a gas station to get enough air in it for the drive down I-215 to our house. I'm too lazy to change the tire myself, so I'll probably take it in to the shop before the main event on Tuesday. I'll bum a ride w/ Cody or Mike to the strip until then. Tomorrow we're playing a super satellite at noon. If I bust early I'll play some single table satellites and then the 9 p.m. super satellite, because I don't anticipate it ending too late. Tonight, the thing probably ended around 3 a.m. If I still don't get a seat, I'll fork up the ten-thousand dollars, of course.


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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