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Lessons With Jeff Shulman — Part I

The plan

by Phil Hellmuth |  Published: Dec 25, 2009


On day eight of the World Series of Poker main event — way back on July 15 — the tournament was halted when the field got down to the final nine players. The chips were bagged, the players were interviewed by ESPN, the worldwide media left the building, and the players were sent home until Nov. 7. On that day, the players known as the “November Nine” returned to play down to the final two, and then on Nov. 9, those two would play until the 2009 world champion of poker was determined. With four months in between reaching the final table and playing out that final table, a lot could be done to improve one’s chances of winning. With that in mind, some players sought out “poker coaches” to help them refine their endgame strategies or make over their play altogether. Jeff Shulman came to me, and I readily ...

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