Shannon Shorr Tops the WSOP Online Event No.27: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout As Denise Pratt Wins a Bracelet at Event No.24: $3,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Championship

September was a tough month for Shannon Shorr as he didn’t win a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. But he led a 186-entry field on Thursday in the WSOP Online Event No.27: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout and won the $35,539 top prize.

Stull, only the 36 top players got a share of the pool, including Joh Ripnick, who Shorr beat in the last hand.

The Final Table’s Scores

  1. Shannon Shorr-$35,539
  2. John Ripnick-$25,612
  3. Frank Funaro-$18,715
  4. Jason Obinger-$13,559
  5. Quintin Trammell-$9,792
  6. Denise Pratt-$7,147
  7. James Shouldis-$5,206
  8. Nick Pupillo-$3,850
  9. Brian Wood-$2,829

Shorr’s Victory organized the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout. Shorr was one of the tournament’s early sign-ups. He often uses the “aulophobia” username on the website. Yet, he has made 142 scores in gold bracelet events, hence being one of WSOP’s best players.

Even so, the poker pro bagged his first gold bracelet recently after winning Event No.17: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max. he had a 2.5:1 stack lead over Ripnick when the final hand played.

The blinds were at the 20,000/40,000 level when Shorr used A♣5♣ to make a button limp. A 5♠5♦7♦ flop appeared after a big blind check. Action checked to him, prompting him to use trips and place a 40,000 wager before check-raising it to 128,000.

Ripnick called, and 6♠ landed on the turn. Another big blind checked, and a 203,000 bet was called. The player checked again after getting a potential flush from the J♦.

He stunned his rail when he used K♠7♠ to call off his last 738,000 chips. Unfortunately, his move wasn’t sufficient to earn him the hand. Shorr won the gold bracelet shortly after midnight after sending Ripnick packing as a runner-up with $25,612.

Besides winning two online poker gold bracelets, Shorr is a renowned live events pro. The Hendon Mob reports that he has won $11.9 million in live tournaments, hence being Alabama’s highest poker winner.

Denise Pratt Defies the Odds in the $3,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Championship to Win Her Maiden WSOP Gold Bracelet signed up many talented players, including Denise Pratt and Shorr, in Event No.24: $3,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Championship. The latter narrowly missed his third gold bracelet after finishing third with $44,650.

His elimination set up a fierce battle of the blinds between Pratt and Kristen Foxen. Foxen has more experience in the game and was most spectators’ favorite as she is a high-stakes regular. Pratt shocked Foxen when she beat her in the final hand to bag the $104,690 top prize while her opponent received $68,400.

The Tournament’s Largest Prizes

  1. Denise Pratt-$104,690
  2. Kristen Foxen-$68,400
  3. Shannon Shorr-$44,650
  4. Alexander Condon-$32,490
  5. Clemen Deng-$23,940
  6. Brian Rast-$18,240
  7. Andrew Lichtenberger-$14,250
  8. Michael Wolf-$11,210
  9. John Andress-$9,690


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