Shannon Shorr

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Shannon Shorr
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Shorr at the 2013 European Poker Tour in Prague.
Residence Birmingham, Alabama
Born (1985-06-07) June 7, 1985 (age 31)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Final table(s) 9
Money finish(es) 54
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) 6

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 October 29, 2016, Shorr fell out of the top 300 and is currently ranked #301 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]

Poker[edit]

In December 2013 Shorr was honored at #7 on GPI's "Poker Player of the Decade" list.[4]

Shorr has amassed multiple tournament cashes worldwide each year including 46 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. He graduated in 2010.[5]

Shorr's live tournament winnings exceed $6,000,000.[6] His 54 cashes at the WSOP account for $1,594,564 of those winnings.[7]

During the 2015 WSOP Shorr cashed in a personal-best 10 events.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.globalpokerindex.com/poker-players/shannon-shorr-55619/ Shannon Shorr's GPI profile
  2. ^ http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2009/04/post_49.html
  3. ^ http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2009/04/post_49.html
  4. ^ http://www.globalpokerindex.com/gpi-300/
  5. ^ http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/07/alabama_grad_shannon_shorr_rea.html
  6. ^ "Hendon Mob tournament results: Shannon Shorr". Pokerdb.thehendonmob.com. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  7. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings, worldseriesofpoker.com

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