Poker Announcer Nick Schulman Wins $25K Mixed Game Event at US Poker Open

Nick Schulman is more than just a poker analyst. The popular PokerGo commentator proved yet again that he is among the top high-stakes pros by winning US Poker Event #8, $25,000 8-Game Mix for $270,000.

Nick Schulman US Poker Open

Nick Schulman isn’t just an announcer. He can play poker pretty darn well also.

Some might argue that a win against a 20-player field isn’t all that impressive. Others might say beating a field of any size against the best mixed game pros in the world is impressive.

That’s exactly what Schulman did. While the field was barely more than a two-table sit n go, he bested players such as Brian Rast, Randy Ohel, and Chris Vitch. If you put together a mixed game all-star lineup, most of the competitors in this tournament would have been on the roster.

‘There’s Nothing Like Winning a Tournament’

We can’t imagine that any player who has ever won a poker tournament wasn’t satisfied, even if the field wasn’t big enough to fill a Major League Baseball roster. A win is a win. Just ask Nick Schulman.

“It feels damn good,” he told Poker Central. “There’s nothing like winning a tournament, regardless of field size. It feels great, and getting a clear first is exciting.”

Schulman won $270,000 for his efforts. Only three players cashed, with Brandon Adams coming in second place ($170,000) and Chris Vitch going out in third ($80,000).

Randy Ohel, a respected mixed game player, also made Thursday’s final table but was eliminated in fourth place, right on the stone-cold bubble. He was the shortest stack entering the final table and never could get anything going.

On the final hand, in limit hold’em, Brandon Adams raised it up with 9-2 and then Schulman re-raised to put him all-in with K-10. Adams had crumbles at that point and any two cards were good enough. Neither player paired up on the board so king-high took it down to put an end to the two-day tournament.

More than Just a Poker Commentator

Many poker fans know of Nick Schulman as Ali Nejad’s sidekick on PokerGo. He has a silky smooth voice and provides brilliant poker analysis. But he’ll always be a poker player first.

Schulman burst onto the scene in 2005 as a 21-year-old when he won the WPT World Poker Finals for $2,167,000. It was his first career cash. Prior to that, he was a world-class pool shark. But once he began making big bucks in poker, he changed career paths. And that decision paid off.

With his US Poker Open title, he now has over $11 million in career cashes. That includes two WSOP bracelets, his most recent one coming in 2012 ($10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship for $294,321).

Written by
Jon Sofen
Semi-pro poker player with 17 years experience on the felt and more than five years working as professional poker media.

Comments

vovanbaron15 wrote...

This is very interesting news! I see it at the first time that poker commentator won the tournament .And it is very exiting for me but I dont think it is random thing cause anyway he worked out to this first place and he deserves it definetely.To my mind the only key to become a winner is a hard wirk and great motivation and one more is a love to what your doing!GG

JV wrote...

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