Posts Tagged ‘Barry Shulman’

CardPlayer’s Barry Shulman selling Mansion for $4.9 Million

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

barry-allyn-shulmanIn 2003, CardPlayer founder Barry Shulman and his wife, Allyn, decided to buy a Vegas condo and transform it into their dream home. The end result was $7 million worth of renovations, and a three-floor penthouse that was inspired by Louis XIV and 17-century France. Now, their dream home can be yours for the ungodly price of $4.9 million.

The announcement was made following a fluff piece that appeared in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which detailed a lot about the mansion, a little about the Shulmans, and a brief mention of the listing. Below you can see some descriptions about the home:

“Columns, chandeliers and wall sconces are everywhere — even in closets and baths. Most of the walls are covered in fabric and rope trim, framed with wood molding with 18-carat gold-leaf filigree to achieve an Old World look.”

“Starting between the kitchen and dining areas, it curves up to a second-story cantilever housing an Old World-looking grand piano that would fit in nicely in the Liberace Museum. This area is directly above the kitchen and overlooks the living room. It is partially lined with bookshelves, and has a cozy nook for reading.”

“Continuing up to the third floor, the 18-carat gold-detailed patina and marble staircase surrounds a huge crystal chandelier that the Shulmans discovered on one of their home furnishing expeditions in Italy.”

“The third floor houses a large home theater with a formal velvet drape covering the screen; candle-lit crystal wall sconces, a coffered ceiling with recessed halogen lights, and comfortable recliners arranged around a handmade rug on the travertine tile floor. At the back is a bar, popcorn machine and powder room.”

In all, this place boasts 5,467 square feet and has three bedrooms and six baths – a pretty large place for any big-spending poker player or other millionaire who needs a crib in Vegas.

The main problem, however, is that this place seems overly customized. Apparently the Shulmans realize this which is why, after dumping $7 million into the renovations, they are listing it for far cheaper. But is $4.9 million even cheap enough?

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.

WSOP Tournament of Champions is Back

Friday, March 19th, 2010

The Tournament of Champions, one of the most exciting all-star events hosted by the WSOP, is coming back this summer. The tournament was shelved in 2006, but is back due to popular demand. The tournament is a $1 million freeroll for the top 20 bracelet holders of WSOP tournaments past. It should be one of the most exciting tournaments of the summer!

Who determines which players will take part in the Tournament of Champions? Poker fans like you and me! The polls opened on March 15 and will remain open until June 15 at the WSOP website. Any previous WSOP bracelet winner is eligible. Additionally, five players have already been automatically selected to take part in the tournament. These players are Joe Cada (the reigning WSOP Main Event champion), Barry Shulman (winner of the Main Event in WSOP Europe this year), and Annie Duke, Mike Sexton and Mike Matusow (previous winners of the WSOP Tournament of Champions).

The tournament is scheduled to begin on June 27 and will take place at the Rio. Players will compete until they are narrowed down to a final table of 9 players and the final table will be played on July 4. Players are playing for their share of the $1 million prize as well as the prestigious title of Tournament of Champions winner. First place will receive $500,000; second place takes home $100,000; and the rest of the players at the final table will take home $25,000.

Barry Shulman Takes Home Title at WSOPE Main Event

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

On Friday, in the Main Event of the World Series of Poker Europe, Barry Shulman broke through in a surprise victory against Daniel Negreanu to take home a WSOPE bracelet and £801,603. Coming into the final heads up round of the event, Negreanu seemed to be the sure bet to win the tournament. However, Shulman was not intimidated and won out in the end with some fantastic hands.

Barry Shulman, father of Jeff Shulman of the WSOP November Nine, has been in the game for a while now. This was his second bracelet win. He took home his last bracelet at the 2001 WSOP, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split $1,500 event, and has been long due for another tournament win.

There were 334 players in the WSOPE Main Event, many considered to be some of the best poker players in the world. The top nine, and their winnings, are as follows:

1. Barry Shulman with £801,60

2. Daniel Negreanu with £495,589

3. Praz Bansi with £360,887

4. Jason Mercier with £267,267

5. Markus Ristola with £200,367

6. Chris Bjorin with £150,267

7. Antoine Saout with £114,228

8. Matt Hawrilenko with £87,074

9. James Akenhead with £66,533

I was amazed to see Shulman, who had not taken home a bracelet in eight years, beat Negreanu who holds four WSOP bracelets and two WPT Championship titles. This was certainly one of the most exciting matches of heads up poker I’ve seen in awhile.