Shannon Shorr

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Shannon Shorr
Shorr at the 2013 European Poker Tour in Prague.
Residence Birmingham, Alabama
Born (1985-06-07) June 7, 1985 (age 29)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Final table(s) 7
Money finish(es) 36
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
515th, 2010
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 4
Money finish(es) 10
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 5

Shannon Shorr (born June 7, 1985 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a professional poker player from Birmingham, Alabama. Shorr was a baseball player at Shades Valley High School. On June 25, 2014, Shorr is ranked #27 on the Global poker index (he ranked as high as #5 in December 2013).[1]

Shorr is notable for his success in poker tournaments, much of which occurred before his 21st birthday. Because 21 is the minimum legal age for gambling in almost all jurisdictions in the United States, Shorr was forced to go abroad to compete, where he cashed in several tournaments. He scored his first major payday with a fourth-place finish at the 2006 Aussie Millions tournament in Melbourne, Australia, where he won more than $200,000.[2] During much of this time, Shorr was a civil engineering student at the University of Alabama.[3]


As of November 2013, Shorr was ranked #6 on the Global Poker Index's GPI 300 list that ranks tournament poker players worldwide. In December 2013 he was honored at #7 on GPI's "Poker Player of the Decade" list.[4]

In his first domestic tournaments, Shorr had second and third-place finishes in a World Series of Poker circuit event in Lake Tahoe, then cashed in three tournaments at the WSOP itself, finishing 577th in the main event.[5] But while he was in Las Vegas for the WSOP, Shorr also took part in the Bellagio Cup II at the Bellagio Casino, and had much greater success — a win at an undercard no limit Texas hold 'em event two more top-30 finishes, and then a victory in the main event with a top prize of just under a million dollars (though Shorr's actual winnings were in the neighborhood of $600,000 after cutting a deal with the other two remaining players, a frequent practice at big-money tournaments).[6]

Shorr has since amassed multiple cashes worldwide each year including 36 World Series of Poker cashes of which seven were final tables. He has made four World Poker Tour final tables.

Shorr withdrew from The University of Alabama to play poker professionally in 2006 but returned for the fall semester of 2008 and stated in his blog that he received a 3.73 and 3.33 GPA for the Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 semesters. He graduated in 2010.[7]

Shorr's live tournament winnings exceed $5,600,000.[8] His 36 cashes at the WSOP account for $1,424,720 of those winnings.[9]


  1. ^ Shannon Shorr's GPI profile
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  8. ^ "Hendon Mob tournament results: Shannon Shorr". Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  9. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings,

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