Nick Schulman Victorious at SHRPO $50K Super High RollerAugust 10, 2017 2:26 pm
The 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open kicked off in Florida on August 3rd, with its 54 event schedule expected to conclude on the 15th. On Tuesday, Event #8: the $50,000 Super High Roller, subsequently got underway with 19 players entering the $1 million guaranteed tournament, and following two days of action, it was popular commentator and top poker pro Nick Schulman who managed to see off his competitors to collect a first place prize of $440,000.
Schulman’s latest victory now pushes his career earnings to $9,246,821, with his biggest score to date coming from a huge win at the 2005 WPT $10,200 WPT Mashantucket for $2,167,500. In addition to numerous other successes, the 32 year-old pro bas 2 WSOP bracelets to his name, having won the 2009 WSOP $10,000 Deuce-to-Seven Lowball World Championship for $279,742, and the 2012 WSOP $10,000 Deuce-to-Seven Lowball World Championship for $294,321.
On Day 2 of the SHRPO $50K Super High Roller, five players returned to the arena, and after Bryn Kenney was eliminated on the bubble by Ivan Luca, all the remaining competitors were guaranteed at least a $120,000 payday. Nevertheless, Luca (Q-Q) was the next to exit following a preflop showdown with Jake Schindler (A-K), and after the latter did likewise to Rainer Kempe in 3rd, the heads-up battle against Schulman was set .
At this stage, Schulman enjoyed a 2-to-1 chip lead over his remaining opponent, with the tournament eventually won after Schulman reraised all-in preflop holding A-5, and was called by Schindler with K-10. The dealer then laid out a 7-7-3-8-A board to consign Jake Schindler to a runner-up finish worth $260,000. As a result, Schindler now boasts $13,323,062 in live winnings, placing him at number 28 on poker’s ‘All Time Money List’. Top honors, on the other hand, went to Nick Schulman, while also earning him his seventh career tournament title.
Final Table Results:
1: Nick Schulman $440,000
2: Jake Schindler $260,000
3: Rainer Kempe $180,000
4: Ivan Luca $120,000
$50K Super High Roller