According to Google, aulophobia is the fear of flutes. Whether it is the look of the flute, the sound it makes when being played, or the clicking sound from the buttons.
What does that have to do with poker? Well it happens to be the WSOP.com online screenname of poker pro Shannon Shorr, who is playing today’s tournament
With 95 WSOP-related cashes totaling $2,433,880 in earnings, Shorr, who in 2014 summitted Mount Kilimanjaro, is often on the shortlist of “Best Players Without a Bracelet.”
The Alabama native, who sits atop that state’s all-time money list with more than $8 million in earnings, has come close in the past having finished runner-up twice, a pair of third-place finishes, and four fifth-place finishes.
Last month, Shorr had some success on WSOP.com when he finished runner-up in the WSOP.com Season Finale Online Circuit Monster Stack for $26,899.
It seems to be only a matter of time before Shorr, who shared with PokerNews this photo of him at his grind station, finally finds WSOP gold, and it could very well happen tonight.
Remember Shannon, life is like a flute – it may have many holes and emptiness, but if you work on it carefully, it can make magical melodies.