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WATCH: Shannon Shorr Celebrates First Bracelet In WSOP Online Event

Longtime Poker Pro Defeats 189-Entry Field In $2,000 Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em Event To Capture The Gold


Shannon Shorr first made the money at the World Series of Poker back in 2006, finishing 72nd in a $2,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event for $5,748. Over the more than 17 years that have followed that first cash, he has recorded more than 130 more in bracelet events, including two runner-up finishes.

On Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023 Shorr finally broke through and secured his first WSOP gold bracelet, taking down the WSOP Online $2,000 no-limit hold’em six-max event for $89,126 and the hardware.

Shorr recorded the moment of victory, which saw him jump for joy before rushing over to embrace his wife Joy, who is pregnant with their second child.

“I have no words. I’m a bracelet winner,” said Shorr. “Finally!”

Check out the video below:

The final hand that Shorr was sweating at the start of the video saw him raise from the button with ADiamond SuitJSpade Suit and call a three-bet shove from runner-up Maxx Coleman, who held 2Spade Suit2Club Suit. The board ran out QHeart Suit8Diamond Suit3Club SuitJHeart SuitKDiamond Suit and Shorr made a pair of jacks with an ace kicker to lock up the pot and the title.

Coleman, a two-time bracelet winner, earned $55,070 as the runner-up finisher. There were several other WSOP champions who made the final table, including Yueqi Zhu (9th), two-time bracelet winner Dan Heimiller (8th), and two-time bracelet winner Eric Baldwin (6th).

Shorr now has more than $12.3 million in recorded tournament earnings after this latest score. Earlier this year he finished as the runner-up in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $5,300 buy-in main event, striking a three-handed deal to take home $545,000. This was his second-largest recorded score yet.

There were 189 total entries in the tournament that Shorr most recently took down, which was held on for Nevada and New Jersey players. The $349,650 prize pool was split amongst the top 36 finishers.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings
1 Shannon Shorr $89,126
2 Maxx Coleman $55,070
3 Chris Battenfield $37,867
4 Joseph Spanne $26,538
5 Maximilian Schindler $18,986
6 Eric Baldwin $14,056
7 Baruch Forst $10,525
8 Dan Heimiller $7,867
9 Yueqi Zhu $6,119