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On to Day 2 in Event #18

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: Jun 10, '07

I'm on to day 2 of the Limit Hold 'em World Championship with 28900 chips. Average is around 23000. I played very nitty in the early going at a table that included Mark Gregorich to my immediate left and Isaac Haxton three to my right. I was not happy about seeing Mark to my left, as he is probably one of the best LHE players in the world. I didn't really recognize anyone else, but most of them played ok. A few busted and an intoxicated Gavin Smith and sober Howard Lederer were moved in. I took an above average 11000 chip stack to the dinner break, and then I came back from dinner on fire. I got smacked by the deck and ran my stack up to around 27000. After six levels, I was at 31000. My table broke and I got moved to a table with MattG1983, Thomas Wahlroos, Mark Gregorich again, and Craig "Irieguy" Harman (sp?) and a maniacal European who tilted his way from 45000 chips to 15000 in 20 minutes. It was a bit of a rollercoaster here as I got up to 40000 and then back down to 25000 after I had QsJc against Thomas's AKcc for a decent sized pot on Tc 9c 4c 8d 3d. I won a couple small ones to get back to 28900. Clonie Gowen got moved in three to my right to end the night. We'll continue at this same table tomorrow. I don't mind the draw. We resume play at 3 p.m. I think there are around 110 players left, which means I'm probably 65:1 to bring home a bracelet in this event :) 27 get paid, so we're still well away from the money. I have a 9 a.m. physical therapy appointment scheduled, so I am going to get a nice 4.5 hours sleep in before that. I'll probably come back home and crash again before the tournament starts. I haven't gotten a new phone yet because I'm lazy. If you need to contact me please do so via email, facebook, or myspace. Also, I didn't play the HORSE event yesterday and obviously won't be playing the 2500 NLHE event tomorrow.


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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