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Shannon Shorr Not Tweaking His Game After Brutal 2011 World Series of Poker

Poker Pro Confident in 2012 Despite Just Two Cashes Last Year


Shorr on Day 1 of Event No. 6Shannon Shorr is an elite poker player, but he had one of the worst runs of anyone at the 2011 World Series of Poker. He played 42 events last summer, and cashed in just two. This year, Shorr is back in action and feeling confident, despite the 2011 disappointment.

To him, 42 events is not a good indicator of one’s abilities. Poker players can go on long droughts in tournaments, as the fields seemingly get tougher year after year.

“I don’t take one Series as a serious sample [size],” Shorr said. “All I can do is come to play and stay positive. Anything can happen.”

He said that he hasn’t changed anything about his game.

“You have to treat it this way,” Shorr added. “You can’t get caught up thinking about the past.”

Shorr will probably play 35 tournaments this year.

The Alabama native had an above average stack around 11 p.m. local time in Event No. 6 (no-limit hold’em mixed-max).

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