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Allyn Jaffrey-Shulman, well-known attorney and writer for Card Player Magazine, defeated a starting field of 4,128 entrants to win the 2012 World Series of Poker $ 1,000 Seniors No Limit Hold’em Championship. At the conclusion of the four-day event, Shulman beat 2008 WSOP Main Event third-place finisher Dennis Phillips heads-up to capture her first gold WSOP bracelet and first prize of $ 603,713.
Shulman is the first woman to win a mixed-gender WSOP event since Vanessa Selbst won her bracelet in 2008, breaking a streak of 249 straight male winners of gold bracelet events.
Another record was set with the win as well. Three members of the Shulman family made WSOP final tables in the span of one week.
Card Player publisher Barry Shulman made the final table of a $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em event while his son, Card Player CEO Jeff Shulman, made the final table of the $ 5,000 Limit Hold’em championship, finishing eighth and third respectively.
“With all due respect to the Brunsons,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart, quoted by Card Player Magazine, “There is a new first family of poker in town, and they go by the name of Shulman.”
Huge Seniors Championship starting field
The Seniors event, open to players over the age of 50, set another record as well. The starting field of 4,128 players was the largest single day opening in poker history. The event was originally scheduled for three days but ran into a fourth day due to the size of the field.
Asked for comments after her win, Allyn Jaffrey-Shulman said, “I don’t think it’s hit me yet. I feel so humbled by the whole experience that I don’t even know what to think. I have to process this for a little [while].”
Commenting on the fact that she broke the long-running streak of male-only bracelet winners, Shulman said, “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.”