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Out of Event #18

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: Jun 11, '07

Blahhhhhhhh. Out of Limit Hold 'Em around 80th place, outside the money. The first hand of the day I sat down in the SB and Irieguy raised the button. I 3bet with AKo and he called. The flop came AJx. I bet he called. Turn x. I checked hoping to checkraise, but he checked. River x. I bet he called, and I was up to 33000. I played tight for an orbit or two and then raised A6ss and Clonie defended in the BB. She led a K93 flop, and I called. Turn x. She led I folded. I got moved to a nightmare table with Bryan Devonshire to my left, Tony G to his left, Howard Lederer to his left and Eli Elezra two to his left. I looked down at 20 rag hands and finally opened A8ss in MP. I got checkraised on Qh 9h 3s by the BB and folded. I was just above average at 26500 when a sick hand came up. An active Devonshire opened UTG at 500/1000/2000 and the cutoff called. I called 1000 more in the BB with 87o. I flopped the stones on T96 rainbow. I checked, Devonshire bet, the cutoff called, and I just called to raise the expensive street. Turn Qs. Two spades now. I checked, Devonshire bet, the unknown in the cutoff raised, I 3bet and Devonshire 4bet to 8000. I was sick. The unknown folded, and I called praying BD went nuts with QQ but 95% certain he had KJ. The river was the 7s. I checked and of course Bryan bet. I can never, ever fold for 15:1 here unfortunately, even though I wanted to. He of course showed me KJo and I was down to 12500. Two hands later on the button, the hijack raised and I 3bet KQo on the button. Flop T22 rainbow. He checked and I bet. He called. Turn 3. He checked and I checked. River Ace. Strangely, he led into me. I wanted to call with KQ high but passed. On the next orbit in the BB I was down to 8000 or so and eventually got AI on the turn with A9 high drawing dead against the button's AK on Kc Tc 4h 3s after I 3bet out of the BB pre. I'm playing the 1000 dollar tournament on FTP right now, and I'm back in action live tomorrow in the 1500 dollar NLHE shootout event. I'm looking forward to this event. The field should be weak, and I feel like I have a very good handle for these 1 table SnG setups because of my long history of PartyPoker SnGs and my recent success in 1 table satellites.


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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