Jeff Shulman is the second most experienced player to make the November Nine, as the editor of Card Player Magazine and a professional poker player with nearly $1.4 million in career live tournament earnings. At 34 years of age, Jeff resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he works under his father, Barry Shulman “also a professional poker player who taught Jeff the ropes” the CEO of Card Player.
Name: Jeff Shulman
DOB: February 18, 1975
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Total Live Tournament Winnings: $1,386,135
First Place Finishes: 4
Total Cashes: 73
WSOP Cashes: 15
One of the most experienced poker players to claim a seat in the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event final table is Jeff Shulman. Though he has no WSOP bracelets, he does have an impressive 15 cashes in WSOP events, including prior experience at a Main Event final table in 2000 where he finished 7th. He now sits in the fourth highest chip stack position, awaiting the reseating of the November Nine later this year.
Born February 18, 1975, Jeff Shulman hails from Seattle, Washington. Now days, he resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, employed as the editor of Card Player Magazine. Jeff learned to play poker from his father, Barry Shulman, CEO of Card Player Magazine and a renowned professional poker player with 12 WSOP cashes and one bracelet under his belt.
He has been pocketing live tournament cashes since early 2000. He finished in the money 9 times that year, including his most famous achievement, a WSOP Main event final table appearance that ended with a 7th place cash of $146,700.
Shulman took another 11 cashes in 2001, 14 more cashes in 2002, 8 in 2003 and 13 in 2004. His rewarding poker activities have steadily slowed down since then. He took home only 5 cashes in 2006, 4 in 2007 and a single cash in 2008. Perhaps Shulman will reconfirm his elite poker prowess by making his first cash of 2009 a WSOP Main Event Championship victory?
As a member of the 2009 WSOP November Nine, he is likely to be remembered for this year’s Main Event regardless of his finishing position later this year. However, it will not be his achievements that will be so boldly printed in the history pages, but rather his immediate when the final table was decided.
Shulman made a steaming comment just after the final hand played out to determine the November Nine. Jeff stated that, should he go on to win the 2009 WSOP Main Event, he may actually “toss out” the Bracelet, rather than donning it with pride. The controversial statement resulted in much speculation that he is disgruntled about Bluff Magazine received rights to exclusive WSOP coverage, rather than Card Player Magazine. Shulman quickly responded to these accusations, however, stating, It’s my lack of respect for the WSOP and the management and what they’ve done to all of the players. I don’t like it.
His intense emotions towards the World Series of Poker have brought about a lot of mixed feelings. Some have questioned why he would bother to enter the WSOP Main Event in the first place. Others have a more extreme view, believing he should not be allowed to play in the November Nine. His game play has earned that right, so an ousting from eligibility is highly unlikely.
Shulman has retracted his willingness to “toss out” the bracelet, should he win it this November. He has decided upon other possible means of disposing of the bracelet, such as auctioning it off for charity, hosting a tournament amongst those who did not make the November Nine and awarding it to the winner, or giving it away on Card Player’s subscription-based poker site, Spade Club.