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Card Player Publisher Barry Shulman Talks Poker Career On Sports Betting Show

Shulman Discussed His Career In Media, Talented Poker Family, And Experience At The 2009 WSOP Europe Main Event


Card Player Publisher Barry Shulman made an appearance on the Doc’s Sports Happy Hour Show Tuesday to discuss his media company and successful poker career. The show, hosted by sports bettor Tony George, usually focuses on handicapping sporting events, but took one episode to dive into poker and Shulman’s experience.

Shulman is coming off a summer where he cashed seven times, three times at the World Series of Poker. He made two final tables at the WSOP with a runner-up finish in the $1,000 no-limit hold’em super seniors event for $222,295 and a third-place showing in the $1,500 no-limit hold’em double stack for $239,187.

Those two six-figure scores helped bring his career live earnings to more than $5.5 million. His third place in the double stack was the third-biggest score of his career, the largest being his second bracelet win in the 2009 WSOP Europe main event for $1.321 million.

Shulman and George dove into his experience playing at that final table and beating six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu heads-up. His win in London came just a few months before his son, Card Player President and COO Jeff Shulman, played the final table of the WSOP main event in Las Vegas.

“On a whim I said to my wife Allyn, ‘Why don’t we fly to London just to play in the World Series of Poker Europe championship,’ because wouldn’t it be fun if I could make the final table and then both father and son, the same year, both make the final table of the World Series?’” said Shulman about why he played the event.

Shulman went on to finish third in the 2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event for $1.35 million less than a year later. He told George that his experience against Negreanu helped changed his game.

“Years later I saw [Negreanu] and I said, ‘Jeez, you know that was a really great event. Thank you very much. You’re really a gentleman to play with,’” Shulman told George. “And he said ‘You know, my style is to play a lot of hands and wait for people to make mistakes. And you just didn’t make any.’ And I was playing well that day, so that made me feel good. And it also changed the way that I played subsequently to that. I’m a different player, actually today.”

You can watch the whole interview below: