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Nick Schulman Featured on MTV's World of Jenks

Poker Pro Talked About the Vicious Swings Over His Career

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Nick Schulman at the 50K Players Championship this past summerOn Monday night, poker pro Nick Schulman was featured on MTV’s documentary style show World of Jenks.

Andrew Jenks, the host and star of the series, follows around young people from the United States for a slice-of-life perspective from each subject.

The 26-year-old Schulman was followed around for a rags-to-riches-to-rags story on the life of a professional poker player.

Schulman, who has been playing poker since he was a teenager, candidly described the trenches of a life in poker. After he had won the 2005 World Poker Tour no-limit hold’em championship at Foxwoods for $2,167,500 at just 21 years of age, Schulman said he managed to go broke and fall into debt.

The episode of World of Jenks focuses on Schulman’s on-going battle with depression and anxiety, as previously featured in his A Poker Life by Card Player in 2009.

Schulman has $4,226,717 in career tournament earnings, but on the MTV show he explored his thoughts on a life away from the felt. The New York native, who captured his first World Series of Poker bracelet in 2009, had a disappointing summer in 2010. Schulman made the final table of the $50,000 Players Championship and the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. championship, but exited early on both occasions.

Here’s the full episode:

 
 
 
 

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Staphylococcus
over 9 years ago

At first when I watched this episode (http://www.mtv.com/shows/world_of_jenks/series.jhtml) it seemed as if Nick was just being a young irresponsible gambler (which is still partly true) but as the show continued I saw a very decent human being who is trying to come to terms with his anxiety issues and general happiness and life fulfillment. Good luck to you Nick.

 
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