Thursday, January 31, 2008

Shannon Shorr Back in School

Congratulations to Shannon Shorr, who has decided to put his live poker career on hold and return to school at the University of Alabama, where he is pursuing his BA degree.

Shorr made a strong run at the poker world when he finished 4th at the Aussie Millions ($203k) in January 2006 and went on to finish in the money in several events during the course of the year after dropping out of school.

After two years of professional poker, he has decided to return to Bama and get his degree.

While we always hear about kids leaving college to play poker, seldom do we hear about poker players leaving the tour to get a degree.

It can't be easy leaving the pro poker life of international travel and gambling for a living.

He will be continuing his online play and updating his blog, which he has kept for years and presents the brutally honest up's and down's of the poker life to his readers.

You can check his blog out here.

Here is his cardplayer profile.

Best of luck to Shannon and his pursuit.

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