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Nick Schulman

Nick Schulman
Nick Schulman in the WSOP Circuit Championship Event in April 2007.
Nickname(s) The Takeover
Born September 18, 1984
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Final table(s) 9
Money finish(es) 27
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
205th, 2009
World Poker Tour
Title(s) 1
Final table(s) 3
Money finish(es) 9
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 2
Information accurate as of 16 July 2014.

Nick Schulman (born September 18, 1984) is an American professional poker player.

Early life

Schulman is Jewish, and he grew up in New York City, and began playing pool at the Amsterdam Billiards. He was mentored and taught by several of the best players in the NYC area since he was 13 years old.


Schulman began to play poker in 2002, at the age of 18, and by the age of 19 went professional. In 2005, at the age of 21 he won the fourth season World Poker Tour (WPT) World Poker Finals poker tournament, winning $2,167,500, a record for a regular season event on the WPT. He also became the youngest winner of a WPT event.

Less than a month later, Schulman finished 4th in the World Series of Poker circuit event in Atlantic City, winning a further $74,495. In April 2006, Schulman won the WPT Battle of Champions IV event, eliminating Freddy Deeb to take the title. Prior to winning the WPT event, Schulman had regularly played poker on the internet.

On June 12, 2009, Schulman won his first WSOP bracelet in the $10,000 World Championship No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw event, defeating a final table that included John Juanda, David Benyamine, and Michael Binger. In July 2012, he won his second WSOP bracelet in the same event, taking home $294,321 in winnings.

As of 2014, his total career live tournament winnings exceed $7,450,000.

Schulman appeared on the MTV show "World of Jenks" in September 2010.

World Series of Poker Bracelets
Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2009 $10,000 Deuce-to-Seven Lowball World Championship (No Limit) $279,742
2012 $10,000 Deuce-to-Seven Lowball World Championship (No Limit) $294,321
World Poker Tour Titles
Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2005 $10,000 World Poker Finals $2,167,500