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Allyn Jaffrey Shulman Wins Card Player Poker Tour Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza III Main Event

She Now Has About $1.2 Million In Lifetime Tournament Earnings


The 2013 Card Player Poker Tour Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza III main event wrapped up early Thursday morning in Las Vegas, and it was Allyn Jaffrey Shulman with all the chips.

She claimed a top prize of $293,966, which brings her lifetime earnings to about $1.2 million.

A total of 262 poker players put up the $5,000 entry fee to build a prize pool of $1,224,850. Five days of intense action made up the schedule. The final table also included the likes of tough live tournament pros Jonathan Little and Dan O’Brien.

Arguably Shulman’s most crucial hand of the final table began with her raising to 40,000 from the small blind, when the stakes were 10,000-20,000. Jonathan Little made the call from the big blind, and the two players were set to play a tricky blind-versus-blind pot.

The flop fell JSpade SuitJDiamond Suit4Diamond Suit and Shulman moved all in for 694,000. Little immediately looked sick about his hand, but eventually opted to make the call, showing 9Spade Suit9Heart Suit. Shulman turned over AHeart SuitADiamond Suit. The turn was an ace, and she had her opponent drawing dead.

The prize money was the second largest of her poker playing career. She won the $1,000 buy-in World Series of Poker Seniors Event in 2012 for her first gold bracelet and $603,713.

Here’s a look at the elimination hands:

Dale Phillips Eliminated In Ninth

Alex Condon raised to 20,000 and Dale Phillips reraised to 80,000. Allyn Jaffrey Shulman then reraised to 250,000. Condon folded and Phillips called all in for a total of 245,000.

Shulman turned over ASpade Suit ADiamond Suit and Phillips was in bad shape with QDiamond Suit QClub Suit. The board ran out 10Heart Suit 8Diamond Suit 7Club Suit 10Club Suit 3Heart Suit and Phillips was eliminated in ninth place, earning $31,846.

Shulman then had 1.11 million in chips.

RakussEduards Rakuss Eliminated In Eighth

Dan O’Brien raised to 20,000 and Alex Condon reraised to 39,000. Eduards Rakuss then moved all in for 140,000.

O’Brien quickly folded and Condon called, tabling AHeart Suit 10Diamond Suit. Rakuss showed 9Club Suit 9Spade Suit and they failed to hold as the board rolled out ADiamond Suit QSpade Suit JClub Suit 4Spade Suit JDiamond Suit.

Rakuss was eliminated in eighth place, earning $38,583. Condon was then back up to 1.58 million in chips.

Antonio Lafosse Eliminated In Seventh

Justin Conley raised to 20,000 from under the gun and Antonio Lafosse moved all in from the big blind for his last 225,000. Conley called with 5Heart Suit 5Club Suit and it held against ADiamond Suit KHeart Suit on a board of 8Club Suit 8Heart Suit 4Club Suit 7Club Suit JSpade Suit.

Lafosse was eliminated in seventh place, earning $45,932. Conley then had 1.72 million.

Justin Conley Eliminated In Sixth

Justin Conley raised to 32,000 in the cutoff before Jonathan Little three bet to 78,000 in the small blind. Conley moved all in for 371,000 and Little called, tabling ADiamond Suit QSpade Suit.

Conley showed a dominated AClub Suit 10Club Suit and failed to connect on a board of JHeart SuitJDiamond Suit8Spade Suit2Diamond SuitJClub Suit.

Conley was eliminated in sixth place, earning $55,118. Little then had 1.62 million.

LittleJonathan Little Eliminated In Fifth

Jonathan Little raised all in from under the gun for 364,000 and Alex Condon moved all in to isolate from the button.

Everyone folded and Little turned over 3Diamond Suit3Club Suit. Condon showeed 7Spade Suit7Club Suit and it held on a board reading KSpade Suit8Spade Suit2Spade Suit4Heart SuitASpade Suit.

Little is eliminated in fifth place, earning $67,367. Condon then had 3.86 million, more than half of the chips in play.

Anthony Zinno Eliminated In Fourth

Alex Condon raised to 70,000 from the small blind and Anthony Zinno moved all in for 564,000 from the big blind.

Condon immediately called, tabling AHeart SuitKSpade Suit and Zinno was dominated by KClub SuitJSpade Suit.

The board ran out 5Spade Suit5Diamond Suit4Spade Suit2Spade Suit6Diamond Suit and Zinno was eliminated, earning $86,964 for fourth place. Condon then had 3.75 million.

O'BrienDan O’Brien Eliminated In Third

Dan O’Brien raised to 60,000 on the button and Allyn Jaffrey Shulman called from the big blind. The flop came down 10Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit and Shulman bet 75,000.

O’Brien raised to 225,000 and Shulman raised to 550,000. O’Brien then moved all in for 491,000 more.

Shulman tanked for over one minute before eventually calling with KDiamond SuitQDiamond Suit. A stunned O’Brien showed 8Diamond Suit7Diamond Suit and realized he was drawing near dead.

The turn and river fell JClub Suit2Club Suit and O’Brien was eliminated, earning $122,485.

CondonAlex Condon Eliminated In Second

On a flop of 7Club Suit2Club Suit2Heart Suit, Alex Condon bet 190,000 and Allyn Jaffrey Shulman raised to 500,000. Condon called and the turn was the JClub Suit.

Shulman bet 675,000 and Condon thought for over two minutes, counting out his stack several times, before moving all in for an additional 1,055,000. Shulman called and tabled JSpade Suit 8Club Suit for top pair and Condon revealed ADiamond SuitQClub Suit

Condon needed an ace, queen or club on the river to double through, but the river was the 8Spade Suit, eliminating Condon in second place. He earned $181,278.

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