Posts Tagged ‘Allyn Jaffrey Shulman’

Vladimir Shchemelev steps back into WSOP Limelight

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The 2010 WSOP was a breakout party for Vladimir Shchemelev. The Russian poker pro made four final tables, including a runner-up finish in the $50k Players Championship ($963,375). In all, he earned $1,144,617 along with the prestige that comes with so much WSOP success.

Since then, he’s managed to do pretty well after final tabling one tourney and finishing 10th in another $50k Players Championship in 2011. However, Shchemelev has failed to capture the magic that he had in ’10….at least until now that is.

The 40-year-old recently won a 2013 WSOP $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo tourney and earned a $279,094 payout. Perhaps just as important is that Shchemelev captured his first gold bracelet after beating an extremely tough final table.

Some of the grinders whom the St. Petersburg native was competing against included two-time gold bracelet winner Mel Judah, three-time bracelet winner “Miami” John Cernuto, and bracelet winner Allyn Jaffrey Shulman.

Judah was actually hoping to become the first British player to win at the 2013 WSOP, after a number of close calls. However, he fell just short of his third career bracelet and the first for Great Britain after losing to Shchemelev.

As for Vladimir, he now has $1,748,430 in live poker tournament winnings, which ranks 13th among Russians. He also becomes the seventh Russian player to taste victory at the WSOP, and the first in 2013. Shchemelev also returns to the limelight after his bust-out year in ’10.

2013 WSOP Event #46 $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Final Table
1. Vladimir Shchemelev – $279,094
2. Mel Judah – $172,361
3. Ashly Butler – $124,645
4. Brian Hacker – $91,085
5. “Miami” John Cernuto – $67,262
6. Tyler Nelson – $50,197
7. Andrey Zaichenko – $37,847
8. Allyn Jaffrey Shulman – $28,821
9. Alexey Makarov – $22,171

Allyn Shulman wins WSOP Event #29 – Breaks Women’s Losing Streak

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Many people who’ve been following the 2012 WSOP are well aware that it’s been a while since a woman has won an open entry event. In fact, we haven’t seen a female open WSOP champion since Vanessa Selbst did it in 2008. However, Allyn Jaffrey Shulman finally ended the drought by winning the Event #29 Seniors Championship along with $603,713.

Before Shulman’s victory, it had been a lengthy 249 consecutive open WSOP tournaments without a female champion. Fortunately, we can now lay this talk to rest since the CardPlayer writer and lawyer won one for the ladies.

Following her victory, Shulman talked about the importance of women grabbing bracelet wins by saying, “I do think it’s important and I don’t think women have been given their due. I’m happy for myself, but I’m happy for all women that I won this, showing that any woman can win a poker tournament. I’d like to see more of them out there playing, feeling comfortable with going at it with the boys and winning.”

Aside from the fact that she became the first woman since ’08 to win an open WSOP tournament, Shulman also helped create some more history. Seeing as how her husband, Barry, and son, Jeff, also made final tables this year, they became the first family to put three members on a WSOP final table in the same year.

With Allyn’s bracelet, the Shulman family could make a claim for having poker’s best bloodline. Barry won the 2009 WSOPE Main Event, which netted him a $1,321,534 windfall. The same year, Jeff finished fifth in the 2009 WSOP Main Event and cashed for $1,953,452. As if these huge cashes aren’t enough to make the family wealthy, the Shulman’s have also made a very nice profit off of their CardPlayer Magazine business.