Wild Finish as Shannon Shorr Ships First 2021 Poker Masters Event for $205k


Shannon Shorr
Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em is in the books at the 2021 Poker Masters series in Las Vegas, and Shannon Shorr scooped the title Wednesday evening for $205,000, but skill wasn’t a factor late.

Shorr, Brock Wilson, and David Peters began play on Day 2 at the final table at the top of the chip counts with seven players remaining out of the 82 original entrants. All three performed well during final session, which lasted just over five hours, but could have continued for much longer if not for the approaching conclusion of registration in Event #2.

After Dylan DeStefano busted in third place, which paid $98,400, Peters and Shorr were locked in what was setting up to be an exciting heads-up match. Peters, who has over $36 million in live tournament cashes, flipped the script and went from a slight chip disadvantage to a massive chip lead after Peters made an incredible read.

Aria tournament director Paul Campbell then informed the players registration was about to close in the second event. Both players wanted to hop in Event #2, so they opted to speed things up. Peters shoved pre-flop with A-9 and was instantly called by A-5. Out in front with the chip lead, Peters watched an unfavorable board run out 10-3-10-9-Q, giving Shorr the winning flush and a double-up.

With stacks almost dead even, the high rollers agreed to go all-in in the dark on the ensuing hand, Peters turned over 6-2 and proceeded to approach the cashier’s cage before watching the flop come out. Shorr was in the lead with 10-8, and the best hand held up as the board texture read 9-J-5-K-9. Shorr was crowned champion, earning $205,000, and the runner-up took home $147,600.

Place Player Country Payout
1 Shannon Shorr United States $205,000
2 David Peters United States $147,600
3 Dylan DeStefano United States $98,400
4 Brock Wilson United States $82,000
5 Jonathan Jaffe United States $65,600
6 John Riordan United States $49,200

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