Nick Schulman Wins Event #60 at WSOP 2012
It was 2009 all over again for Nick Schulman, as he won event no. 60 of World Series of Poker 2012. It was a 2-7 Lowball event with $10,000 buy-in, which Schulman had won back in 2009. He was never expected to go all the way as he did not have a good run coming into the final table. The odds were more in the favor of the current champion of the event, John Juanda. But Schulman showed that he was still a force to reckon by winning his second WSOP bracelet in the same event and also pocketing the prize money of $294,321.
Bloch and Wright Had a Chance to Win Their Second WSOP-12 Bracelet
In the unofficial final table, the top 10 included two WSOP 2102 bracelet winners, Andy Bloch and Larry Wright. They had a chance to make it count by winning their second WSOP-12 bracelets, but that wasn’t to be. Bloch and Wright were eliminated in the 10th and 9th places respectively. Ali Eslami followed in 8th place, defining the 7 players who would compete in the official final table.
Schulman Goes into the Final Table with Chip Lead
Bob Bright had the shortest stack in the final 7, just thrice the big blind amount. He did not last long as he went down to Mike Wattel who was holding a king-low. Bright had an ace-low. He had to settle for the seventh place.
The reigning champ was the next casualty as he had lost most of his stack to Schulman in the previous hand. His 9-7 had gone against Schulman’s 9-6. In his next hand, Ashton Griffin stood pat holding a J-10-7-4-3 to Juanda’s 9-7-5-2. He did not double up even though he had multiple opportunities to do so. On his final card, he pulled out a K, which ensured that he couldn’t move along further in the competition.
Griffin Gets a Taste of His Own Medicine
Griffin followed Juanda when he was holding a 9-7-5-4 against Wattel, who was pat holding a 9-7-6-4-3. Already thin, Griffin pulled out a Q, ending his bid to the bracelet. Benjamin Parker followed close behind as he went all-in against Schulman’s 9-8-5-4-2. Even though Parker was standing pat, his Q-10 low did not hold up against Sculman’s set and he had to settle for fourth place.
Schulman Goes into the Final Hand with 6:1 Chip Advantage
The final hand lasted just over five minutes as Schuman started playing more aggressively and forced Wattel in. Both players drew a card each as Wattel called. Wattel was looking good with a 6-4-3-2 to Schulman’s 10-9-4-3-2. Schulman kept his 9-8 as he pulled out a 7 but Wattel still had many ways to play it out. Regrettably, the final draw was a K, giving Schulman the winner’s title.
Another player who won in a $10,000 buy-in event was Andy Frankenberger. Click here to read on about it.