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4th in FTOPS $1k Event for $105,000

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: Nov 11, '09

I was leaving class on Monday night headed to the gym when my buddy Mike Katz called me. We were talking for a bit, and then he asked if I was playing the FTOPS $1k event. I didn't even realize that the event was taking place. I continued on to the gym, got home and then remembered having spoken with Mike. I joined the tournament 10 minutes or so late despite having a paper that I really needed to write for my Entrepreneurship class. 9 hours later I finished 4th of the 1366 entrants for $105,000. It was the largest score I've ever had in an online poker tournament, just notching the $101,250 I scored in another $1k on Full Tilt 10 months prior. Upon busting at 5 a.m., I laid in bed for about 45 minutes before finally grabbing 3 hours of sleep, getting up at 9 and finishing my paper with minutes left before class. Sometime before Sunday I'm going to post a blog entry containing a lot of the meaningful hands from this event with my thought processes in each of them. I'm excited to be able to finally contribute some poker content after having nothing but school and Alabama football to write about during this busy time. It was probably the most fun I've ever had in an online poker tournament. The score was nice as things had been going pretty miserably from a poker standpoint over the little bit of poker I've played since I got back from Vegas in late July. 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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