Shannon Shorr: Guy With Girl’s Name is a Millionaire

Shannonshorrblog_1

Editor’s Note: The following Blogfiles + Heads-Up article was contributed by FOWCP, Jeff Sealey

So you‚Äôre sitting in your cube on a Tuesday morning surfing some poker sites. You just turned in your ‚ÄúTPS Report‚Äù and wrapped up your first useless conference call of the day. You check out Cardplayer.com and the Player of the Year standings. It‚Äôs filled with poker‚Äôs biggest names‚ĶMichael “the Grinder” Mizrachi‚ĶPhil Hellmuth‚ĶNam Le…Shannon Shorr‚Ķ

Wait, who?

Shannon Shorr?

A woman is ranked in the top 5?! This can’t be!

No my friends, Shannon Shorr is a dude, a poker blogger, and one of the best tournament players in the world today. He just won the Bellagio Cup II, a $10,000 buy-in event where he took home over $960k.

And believe it or not, his name has actually helped him score chicks. “They think the name is cute,” Shorr says. Hey, whatever it takes. But it probably doesn’t hurt that he has a million in the bank now too.

I consider Shannon Shorr a friend of mine, and did before he climbed to #3 (now #4) on Cardplayer’s rankings. Shannon is just a regular guy who loves poker, tells it like it is, and doesn’t take himself too seriously.

So then, who is Shannon Shorr?

Shannonshorr1When he’s not crushing poker tournaments, Shoor is just your average 21 year-old from Alabama. He likes Coke over Pepsi, Bud Light over Coors Light (but prefers Corona over both), and listens to the Deftones, Tool, and Taproot. Of course, he loves Alabama Football, and while he thinks they‚Äôll beat Auburn this year (and what true ‚ÄòBama fan doesn‚Äôt tell themselves that each and every year?), he thinks that this year will be a step back from the 2005 campaign.

Shannon started playing poker online in April 2004 while a student at the University of Alabama and played “20-25 hours a week for the first 18 months of his online career.” Now if you’re a high school junior or senior reading this and you’re thinking, “Wow, that sounds cool!”…think again.

Shorr says that he wishes he hadn’t spent as much time as he did playing the stakes he was playing. He says, “A lot of kids spend a lot of time playing the recreational stakes like I did, and it’s kinda sad.” Because basically, you end up having no social life.

His point is a great one. Go to any WPT/WSOP tourney and walk around during the off days. See how many people are having fun and how many people are hanging out in the lobby playing poker on their laptops. Of the laptop crew, while they might have $200K bankrolls, they don’t even have the game to buy a chick a drink. They can order a hooker, but I sure hope they order an experienced one, because most of these guys don’t have a clue.

I digress….

Shannonshorr4_1From Melbourne to Barcelona (his favorites) to Vienna, Austria and Las Vegas, Shannon has faced some of the world‚Äôs best runners this year, saying his toughest opponents have been, “Layne Flack, Nenad Medic, and Ollie Sundin.” (Author‚Äôs note: While I‚Äôve never played against Layne Flack, Nendad will call you down if he smells an ounce of a bluff, as he did to me, and Ollie Sundin did more with a short stack than anyone I have ever seen in the Aussie Millions).

Obviously, Shorr thinks the best part about playing the circuit is seeing the world. You get to witness things like someone jumping in a 15 foot deep tank filled with sharks for $5k. And while you’re at all of these amazing places around the world, you get to play poker. Tough life.

There’s gotta be some drawbacks though, right? Shorr says those drawbacks are ‚Äú‚Ķdefinitely the assholes that you run into at the tables. There is certainly no shortage of guys who think they are the world’s best. At my perfect table, there would be little table talk. The thing I despise most in this business is the celebratory shit that you see mostly on TV. It’s amazing. A guy will hit a two-outer with one card to come and run around the fucking room like he just outplayed a guy. It’s very aggravating. The players I respect most in our line of work are guys like Alex Jacob and Carl Olson. You never see them show any emotion at the table. Neither do I, and that’s the way it should be.‚Äù

So what makes Shorr so successful? Daniel Negreanu said in a recent article that a tournament is 40% luck early on and the luck factor decreases exponentially as the tournament progresses. Shorr agrees, ‚ÄúWithout question in shallow chip tournaments you basically HAVE to win your first hand, so you’re either going to have to win a coinflip or get "lucky" and pick up pair over pair. Lots more skill comes in to play late as far as reading when players are on a steal preflop that you can re-pop or whether it is a legitimate preflop raise.‚Äù

What makes Shannon stand out most though is simple. Folks, this guy is fearless. He is not afraid to put all of his chips in the middle, KNOWING that he is behind, putting the pressure on his opponent to call his move. Can you do that?

The flip side of that is that Shannon is very candid about his play. Most people will only tell you when they win or when they ‚Äúlost a little.‚Äù But when Shannon has his ass handed to him, he’ll tell you all about it on his blog.

In today‚Äôs poker world, it‚Äôs a little late to make a big name for yourself. If you‚Äôre busting onto the scene now, you’re a little late on the bus (unless you come up with some great new gimmick or win the WSOP ME). But if you‚Äôre tired of the circus that poker can occasionally become and want to pull for a regular dude who is a genuine good guy, then Shannon Shorr would be my suggestion‚Ķunless of course he’s sitting on your left.

 

5 Responses

  1. milfhunter

    June 21, 2007 2:34 am, Reply

    milf-cruiser
    1000orgasms
    1000 orgasms
    2chicks1dick
    2 chicks 1 dick
    adultrealitypass
    adult reality pass
    bigsausagepizza
    big sausage pizza
    bigtitbangers
    big tit bangers
    bikinibanger
    bikini banger
    blackbroswhitehoes
    black bros white hoes
    borderbangers
    border bangers
    cheerleaderauditions
    cheerleader auditions
    collegefuckfest
    college fuck fest
    eatmyblackmeat
    eat my black meat
    eurobridetryouts
    euro bride tryouts
    eurofucktrip
    euro fuck trip
    girlshuntinggirls
    girls hunting girls
    hardcorepartying
    hardcore partying
    latinacaliente
    latina caliente
    limopatrol
    limo patrol
    littleapril
    little april
    megapornaccess
    mega porn access
    milfcruiser
    milf cruiser
    milkmycock
    milk my cock
    mommylovescock
    mommy loves cock
    nakedcollegecoeds
    naked college coeds
    nudebeachhouse
    nude beach house
    realrookies
    real rookies
    rectalrooter
    rectal rooter
    rightofftheboat
    right off the boat
    slutseeker
    slut seeker
    stripclubexposed
    strip club exposed
    teenbrazil
    teen brazil
    teenhitchhikers
    teen hitchhikers
    yankmycrank
    yank my crank
    http://seventeen-live.net
    seventeen-live
    adultmoviezone
    adult movie zone
    allbigcocks
    all big cocks
    asianangels
    asian angels
    asiaporno
    asia porno
    bigandslutty
    big and slutty
    clubseventeen
    club seventeen
    clubseven teen
    club seven teen
    cumsplatter
    cum splatter
    dirtydykes
    dirty dykes
    dirtyteen
    dirty teen
    dudedorm
    dude dorm
    dudesonline
    dudes online
    excusemeclub
    excuseme club
    excuse me club
    fuckspy
    fuck spy
    girlsfrombrasil
    girls from brasil
    grannyfucking
    granny fucking
    interracialfuck
    interracial fuck
    interracialfuckorgy
    interracial fuck orgy
    interracialorgy
    interracial orgy
    irorgy
    ir orgy
    jimslip
    jim slip
    lolitasex
    lolita sex
    lolitateen
    lolita teen
    meninthenude
    men in the nude
    mrskin
    mr skin
    mysexykittens
    my sexy kittens
    nitrocelebs
    nitro celebs
    oldfartsyoungtarts
    old farts young tarts
    oldtarts
    old tarts
    redlightdistrict
    red light district
    retroraw
    retro raw
    rodox
    seventeenlive
    seven teenlive
    seventeen live
    seven teen live
    seventeenvideo
    seven teenvideo
    seventeen video
    seven teen video
    sexspy
    sex spy
    sinfultales
    sinful tales
    spycams
    spy cams
    teenmoviezone
    teen movie zone
    teensex
    teen sex
    teensfromtokyo
    teens from tokyo
    teenshomealone
    teens home alone
    teenteenteen
    teen teen teen
    titvision
    tit vision
    topcams
    top cams
    ukroadtrips
    uk roadtrips
    uk road trips
    upskirts
    up skirts
    wasteland
    waste land
    wetscape
    wet scape
    wivesexposed
    wives exposed
    insanecockbrothas
    adultcams
    adult cams
    allgangbang
    all gang bang
    allrealityxxxpass
    allreality xxxpass
    all reality xxx pass
    allstarstuds
    all star studs
    amateurpie
    amateur pie
    analvalley
    anal valley
    asianparade
    asian parade
    back seat banger
    backseatbangers
    back seat bangers
    bangboat
    bang boat
    bestmovies
    best movies
    bigcocksex
    big cock sex
    blackcockswhitesluts
    black cocks white sluts
    boobexamscam
    boob exam scam
    bubblebuttsgalore
    bubblebutts galore
    bubble butts galore
    cartoon69
    cartoon 69
    cheerchix
    cheer chix
    collegewildparties
    college wild parties
    couplesseduceteens
    couples seduce teens
    cyberfoldsweb
    cyber folds web
    discountrealitysites
    discount reality sites
    dopornstars
    do porn stars
    ebonyjoy
    ebony joy
    euroteensxxx
    euro teens xxx
    facialmag
    facial mag
    fantasylatina
    fantasy latina
    fetishhell
    fetish hell
    firsttimeswallows
    first time swallows
    gangbangsquad
    gang bang squad
    gangboat
    girlsgetcrazy
    girlsget crazy
    girls get crazy
    hardporn
    hard porn
    herfirstanalsex
    her first anal sex
    herfirstasstomouth
    her first ass to mouth
    herfirstbigcock
    her first big cock
    herfirstdp
    her first dp
    herfirstlesbiansex
    her first lesbian sex
    hirsutebeavers
    hirsute beavers
    hisfirsthugecock
    his first huge cock
    hotcampusteens
    hot campus teens
    housewifebangers
    house wife bangers
    hugeboobsgalore
    hugeboobs galore
    huge boobs galore
    hugerealboobs
    huge real boobs
    indiachix
    india chix
    insanecockbrothas
    insane cock brothas
    interracialjoy
    interracial joy
    iteens
    i teens
    justfacials
    just facials
    largegirlsxxx
    large girls xxx
    lesboerotica
    lesbo erotica
    maturexrotica
    mature xrotica
    milfseeker
    milf seeker
    movieaccess
    movie access
    mysextour
    my sex tour
    orgysexparties
    orgy sex parties
    pornoground
    porno ground
    pornstudsearch
    porn stud search
    seeasians
    see asians
    shegotpimped
    she got pimped
    sporterotica
    sport erotica
    squirthunter
    squirt hunter
    successwithgirls
    success with girls
    teensforcash
    teens for cash
    tittymax
    titty max
    ultravideos
    ultra videos
    virginteenlesbians
    virgin teen lesbians
    voyeurgals
    voyeur gals
    wildfucktoys
    wild fuck toys
    xxxsupersize
    xxx supersize
    realsquirt
    18teenlive
    18 teen live
    adultmovienetwork
    adult movie network
    adultvideonetwork
    adult video network
    adultxxxpornstars
    adult xxx pornstars
    analcravings
    anal cravings
    asiancream
    asian cream
    bushhunter
    bush hunter
    cashstrappedteens
    cash strapped teens
    cocksusa
    cock susa
    collegefucktour
    college fuck tour
    cumswallowinglessons
    cum swallowing lessons
    cumswappingbitches
    cum swapping bitches
    curioushunks
    curious hunks
    ebonygirlsonline
    ebony girls online
    facialbuffet
    facial buffet
    fetishview
    fetish view
    freakishcocks
    freakish cocks
    gangbanglessons
    gang bang lessons
    hardcoremoviestation
    hardcore movie station
    hentaixxxsex
    hentai xxx sex
    hotspermfacials
    hot sperm facials
    interracialtv
    interracial tv
    iwantamateurs
    iwant amateurs
    lesbianlessons
    lesbian lessons
    lesborama
    lesbo rama
    maturehotel
    mature hotel
    milfrider
    milf rider
    milfriders
    milf riders
    militaryfantasy
    military fantasy
    momsneedcash
    moms need cash
    monstercockclub
    monster cock club
    monstercockfarm
    monster cock farm
    movieerotica
    movie erotica
    orgyfantasy
    orgy fantasy
    petitebeaver
    petite beaver
    pureteenporn
    pure teen porn
    realandnatural
    real and natural
    shavednwet
    shavedn wet
    shemaleseduction
    simplyamateur
    simply amateur
    sluttoons
    slut toons
    studtoons
    stud toons
    teenagetwinks
    teendirtbags
    teen dirt bags
    teenslutsgonewild
    teen sluts gonewild
    teenthrills
    teen thrills
    twinkcocks
    twink cocks
    ultrastud
    ultra stud
    uncensoredextreme
    uncensored extreme
    whitepussyblackcocks
    whitepussy black cocks
    wildlatinagirls
    wildlatina girls
    real squirt
    allaboutashley
    all about ashley
    amazinganal
    amazing anal
    amazinggangbangs
    amazing gang bangs
    analpals
    anal pals
    analsweeties
    anal sweeties
    asiantease
    asian tease
    averageho
    average ho
    beachteens
    beach teens
    bimbowives
    bimbo wives
    blacksweeties
    black sweeties
    blondepubes
    blonde pubes
    boobieclub
    boobie club
    brownhairgirls
    brown hair girls
    bushless
    bush less
    celebhotel
    celeb hotel
    cigarettesluts
    cigarette sluts
    circuspenis
    circus penis
    clubheshe
    club heshe
    club he she
    clubtitties
    club titties
    creamyfacials
    creamy facials
    cumcheeks
    cum cheeks
    digitalchicks
    digital chicks
    dildodippers
    dildo dippers
    dirtyxxxsex
    dirty xxx sex
    dreamkelly
    dream kelly
    ebonycheeks
    ebony cheeks
    facialmasters
    facial masters
    farmsecrets
    farm secrets
    farmsexy
    farm sexy
    filthyletters
    filthy letters
    fistbang
    fist bang
    footcravings
    foot cravings
    freshauditions
    fresh auditions
    freshfacials
    fresh facials
    freshteens
    fresh teens
    fuckingtoons
    fucking toons
    gir for girl
    girlforgirl
    girlranch
    girl ranch
    grandegirls
    grande girls
    hardcoretoons
    hardcore toons
    hothaley
    hot haley
    hotnudegranny
    hot nude granny
    indiauncovered
    india uncovered
    interracialsexfest
    interracial sex fest
    jennyheart
    jenny heart
    junglegirls
    jungle girls
    kinkymaturesluts
    kinky mature sluts
    kuntfu
    kunt fu
    latinasex
    latina sex
    latinatime
    latina time
    latinsfinest
    latins finest
    lipsticklesbo
    lipstick lesbo
    manhunter
    man hunter
    miniboobs
    mini boobs
    missionupskirt
    mission upskirt
    naughtyamateur
    naughty amateur
    naughtytherapy
    naughty therapy
    nevershot
    never shot
    oralfantasies
    oral fantasies
    perfectorgy
    perfect orgy
    pimp4aday
    pimp 4 a day
    pompomporno
    pom pom porno
    pornwannabe
    porn wannabe
    pregnantbang
    pregnant bang
    redhairsex
    red hair sex
    sarasexton
    sara sexton
    secretfetishes
    secret fetishes
    sexyhardcore
    sexy hardcore
    sheshuge
    shes huge
    shockingcocks
    shocking cocks
    slamthatass
    slam that ass
    slutmovies
    slut movies
    soapboys
    solosydney
    solo sydney
    streetstrippers
    street strippers
    suckmebitch
    suck me bitch
    sugarmamas
    sugar mamas
    superbush
    super bush
    sweetcherrys
    sweet cherrys
    tabooinsertions
    taboo insertions
    teenbody
    teen body
    teenfactory
    teen factory
    upskirtschool
    upskirt school
    videoseekers
    video seekers
    voyeurteens
    voyeur teens
    wantwendy
    want wendy
    xxxtryouts
    xxx tryouts
    karas xxx
    absolutelymale
    absolutely male
    adult movie zone
    all big cocks
    allteens
    all teens
    asian angels
    asiannudes
    asian nudes
    asianpleasures
    asian pleasures
    asia porno
    assbreakers
    ass breakers
    big and slutty
    brunob
    bruno b
    chicabonbon
    chica bon bon
    classicmature
    classic mature
    cum splatter
    dirty dykes
    dirty teen
    dude dorm
    dudes online
    ebonycafe
    ebony cafe
    ebonyfantasy
    ebony fantasy
    fuck spy
    gogovideo
    go go video
    grandmaisaslut
    grand maisa slut
    granny fucking
    heavyknockers
    heavy knockers
    interracial fuck
    interracial fuck orgy
    interracial orgy
    ir orgy
    jizzcatcher
    jizz catcher
    kara
    karaadultplayground
    kara adult playground
    karasadult
    karasadultplayground
    karas adult playground
    karasamateurs
    karas amateurs
    karasplayground
    karasxxx
    karas xxx
    karaxxx
    kara xxx
    kinkylesbo
    kinky lesbo
    lickalicka
    licka licka
    lolita teen
    malenextdoor
    male next door
    men in the nude
    mr skin
    newandinnocent
    new and innocent
    old tarts
    orgyfrenzy
    orgy frenzy
    playersxxx
    players xxx
    pornbuster
    porn buster
    racialbang
    racial bang
    realhardcore
    real hardcore
    sex spy
    sinful tales
    spy cams
    sweetblack
    sweet black
    sweetyoungboys
    sweety oung boys
    teen movie zone
    teensteam
    teen steam
    tit vision
    ultimatestud
    ultimate stud
    virginsparty
    virgins party
    webmature
    web mature
    webyoung
    web young
    wet scape
    whipsandwomen
    whips and women
    wives exposed
    xtremevoyeur
    xtreme voyeur
    youngamateurs
    young amateurs
    younglatina
    young latina
    mrskin
    adultmoviezone
    allbigcocks
    amateur1stfuckflicks
    amateur 1st fuck flicks
    amazingbrunettes
    amazing brunettes
    americanhardcore
    american hardcore
    analranch
    anal ranch
    asianangels
    asianvideowhores
    asian video whores
    asianxarchive
    asian x archive
    asiaporno
    assfuckflicks
    ass fuck flicks
    bigandslutty
    bigawesometits
    big awesome tits
    blondebombshells
    blonde bombshells
    blowjobuniversity
    blow job university
    chunkyparty
    chunky party
    cockswallowingvixens
    cock swallowing vixens
    cumshottheatre
    cumshot theatre
    cumsplatter
    cumtomama
    cum to mama
    darkandsweet
    dark and sweet
    dirtydykes
    dirtyteen
    dudedorm
    dudesonline
    ebonyhoarchive
    ebony ho archive
    feetfantasy
    feet fantasy
    fuckspy
    gangland
    gang land
    grannyfucking
    hardxxxfuckvids
    hard xxx fuck vids
    hornyfirsttimers
    horny first timers
    hotpornstarcentral
    hot pornstar central
    interracialfuck
    interracialfuckorgy
    interracialorgy
    interracialxxxmovies
    interracial xxx movies
    irorgy
    jizzedsluts
    jizzed sluts
    latinamoviefiesta
    latina movie fiesta
    littlewetpanties
    little wet panties
    lolitateen
    massivecockmadness
    massive cock madness
    megacockslingers
    mega cock slingers
    meninthenude
    milfmoviemadness
    milf movie madness
    monstercockhouse
    monster cock house
    mrskin
    oldtarts
    overstuffedsluts
    overstuffed sluts
    petiteangels
    petite angels
    pornvideo
    porn video
    premierpornstarflicks
    premier pornstar flicks
    sexspy
    sextoycinema
    sex toy cinema
    sinfultales
    spycams
    teencreampies
    teen cream pies
    teenmoviezone
    teensbehavingbadly
    teens behaving badly
    teentryouts
    teen tryouts
    titvision
    ultimatehardcoreflicks
    ultimate hardcore flicks
    wetscape
    wivesexposed
    http://milf-cruisers.net/ milf-cruiser
    http://milf-cruisers.net/1000orgasms/ 1000orgasms
    http://milf-cruisers.net/1000-orgasms/ 1000 orgasms
    http://milf-cruisers.net/2chicks1dick/ 2chicks1dick
    http://milf-cruisers.net/2-chicks-1-dick/ 2 chicks 1 dick
    http://milf-cruisers.net/adultrealitypass/ adultrealitypass
    http://milf-cruisers.net/adult-reality-pass/ adult reality pass
    http://milf-cruisers.net/bigsausagepizza/ bigsausagepizza
    http://milf-cruisers.net/big-sausage-pizza/ big sausage pizza
    http://milf-cruisers.net/bigtitbangers/ bigtitbangers
    http://milf-cruisers.net/big-tit-bangers/ big tit bangers
    http://milf-cruisers.net/bikinibanger/ bikinibanger
    http://milf-cruisers.net/bikini-banger/ bikini banger
    http:

  2. progressive slots

    June 23, 2007 11:14 am, Reply

    online slots machine [url=http://www.freewebs.com/casino-87/slots-5.html]progressive slots[/url] http://www.freewebs.com/casino-87/slots-5.html bad credit payday loan [url=http://www.dlef.co.uk/discform/_disc4/000004d4.htm]bad credit payday loan[/url] http://www.dlef.co.uk/discform/_disc4/000004d4.htm [url=http://www.dige-thranum.dk/endurance/_disc1/000017e9.htm]cheap payday loan[/url] http://www.dige-thranum.dk/endurance/_disc1/000017e9.htm cheap payday loan play craps online free [url=http://www.freewebs.com/casino-13/craps-4.html]online craps[/url] http://www.freewebs.com/casino-13/craps-4.html http://www.conservatorio.brescia.it/ForumDarfo/_disc16/00000c7d.htm [url=http://www.conservatorio.brescia.it/ForumDarfo/_disc16/00000c7d.htm]no fax payday loan[/url] no fax payday loan

  3. craps rules

    June 23, 2007 11:15 am, Reply

    http://www.isslr.org/MemberForum/_MemForum/00001720.htm [url=http://www.isslr.org/MemberForum/_MemForum/00001720.htm]online payday loan[/url] online payday loan quik payday loan [url=http://www.fairview66.com/Data2/00000052.htm]quik payday loan[/url] http://www.fairview66.com/Data2/00000052.htm http://www.freewebs.com/casino-13/card-stud-6.html [url=http://www.freewebs.com/casino-13/card-stud-6.html]seven card stud[/url] 7 card stud [url=http://www.freewebs.com/casino-97/craps-3.html]craps rules[/url] craps rules http://www.freewebs.com/casino-97/craps-3.html [url=http://www.btpformationeure.fr/_disc1/00000046.htm]payday loan[/url] payday loan http://www.btpformationeure.fr/_disc1/00000046.htm

  4. chantix

    September 10, 2007 10:29 pm, Reply

    If you are a victim of the addiction of smoking and are willing to quit, you must have heard of the quit smoking pill Chantix. The studies showing the excellent results of chantix are performed by its manufacturers Pfizer. In addition many of the people included in the studies couldn’t give up smoking themselves. This definitely doesn’t mean Chantix is inefficient. But Chantix is not a magic bullet to quit smoking. The motivation should come from the smoker.

  5. viagra

    September 11, 2007 11:18 pm, Reply

    Nobody is a stranger to the word viagra. Even the children have heard of it, though they may be unaware of its meaning. Keeping in pace of its increasing demand which resulted from its phenomenal success in treating ED, even the online pharmacies started dealing in Viagra. One can now easily buy viagra or order viagra online. Ever since the day of introduction of viagra online, it has been like a blessing to both the online pharmacies and the customers. The online pharmacies are reaping huge profits and the people are getting the worlds most sought after drug at their doorsteps that too at a cost relaxation.

Leave a Reply

(*) Required, Your email will not be published