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On to Day 4 of WPT Championship with 120000

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: Apr 22, '09

Well, I have 120,000 chips going into day 4 of the WPT Championship. The average is around 545,000. I was just sort of hanging around until I lost a 400,000 chip pot to double up David Grey and cripple myself with 87hh vs his 6h6x on QhTh6d. I missed and was down to 31000. Two hands later I moved in with Kh5d for 26000 on the button at 4/8 and doubled through Steve Billirakis's 86o. The very next hand I doubled through tennis great Boris Becker's AQss with my red kings and all of a sudden was back to around 140000. I'll have my work cut out for me tomorrow as we'll play 5000/10000 (1000), and I'll have just 12bb. That said, not much is within my control, so I'm just going to hope for the best. Still, a lot can change very, very quickly. 50 of the remaining 62 players will get paid. It would be pretty gross to play into day 4 of a tournament and still not reach the money, so I'm kind of hoping that doesn't happen. If it does though, it won't be the first time I bubble and won't be the last, and it's something I'm capable of dealing with as a professional poker player. I missed all my college classes today and I have a test in my American Lit class on Thursday. That will be difficult to take if I'm still in this tournament 2000 miles away, so I'm trying to figure out how I'm gonna deal with it. Thank you all for the support throughout the tournament to this point.  SS

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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