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Out of Events 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: Jun 13, '09

How's that for a blog entry title? I haven't updated since my Birthday. We had a really great time at Rehab. Can't wait to go back. Everything is just going really, really shitty at the series. I'm not gonna sit here and whine or feel sorry for myself though. I'll detail one hand from the above 7 events that happened an hour ago. It has been a microcosm of the series for me. I'm 1 for 16 now with a min cash in the PLO event. I had about 23,000, with average around 28, 6 hours into tonight's $5000 PLO8 event. I raised AhAsQhTd to 1500 at 3/600, Danny Smith called the button, Roland de Wolfe called in the SB, and a guy called in the BB. Flop 422 two clubs. Checked around. Turn Ad. It was checked to me and I bet my 3400 with Aces full obviously hoping to get two 53xx, or 432x type hands to come along. Smith folded, Roland looked at his hand and said "bet the pot" and the other guy folded. I actually got a little sick because Roland had me covered, and even though he should rarely have two deuces in his hand here, it was a possibility, and I didn't have a low obviously. I said all-in for my last 6000 or so and Roland said call. I said, "Don't show me two deuces," and Roland said, "Quads." I noticed he didn't have the case Ace, but I was too dazed to even notice his other two cards. The river was a 7. I walked out of the Brasilia room and registered for the $10,000 heads up event that starts tomorrow at 5 p.m. I am down about $67000 in buy-ins so far, but I've had some investments in other players that have worked out very well for me, and believe it or not that makes me only a slight loser overall in the WSOP this year. Add that to the fact that I had a nice score in the Sunday Warmup online a couple Sundays ago and its still been a good trip financially so far. As a man and a competitor though it hurts and is hard to sleep at night since I'm not doing well...even if it's over such a short span of tournaments. I've really been putting tons of hours in at the Rio lately, so if nothing else I'm going to enjoy not having to play poker for the next 15 hours or so, as the heads up event doesn't start until 5 p.m. Also, as you'll notice since you're reading this entry, my website has been redesigned. It took me long enough I guess. There's some things that I'll have to get fixed as some of the media links are broken and I want to add a lot more pictures. I'd like to thank all of you that continue to come to my site, follow me, support me, and email me. It means a lot to me and drives me to keep blogging and putting forth my best effort in poker tournaments and in life. Here are a couple of interviews I enjoyed doing with my pal Lacey Jones so far this summer: 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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