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Lessons With Jeff Shulman — Part II

If not for a miracle 3 …

by Phil Hellmuth |  Published: Jan 08, 2010


In Part I, my last column, I discussed the fact that Jeff Shulman asked me to coach him for the World Series of Poker “November Nine” during the four-month break between when the players made the final table (July 15) and when they started final-table play (Nov. 7). I mentioned that I have a soft spot in my heart for Shulman after his close call in the 2000 WSOP, and wanted to be of assistance to him. I also mentioned that Shulman had about 20 million in chips to start final-table play and the blinds began at 120,000-240,000, and that I advised my man to play extremely tight and to come in for raises of about five times the big blind before the flop. I loved the team aspect of coaching Shulman. We had Diego Cordovez (a World Series of Poker bracelet winner in no-limit hold’em), Jeff’s father, Barry (the ...

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