Allyn Jaffrey Shulman has done it, winning Event 29: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship for over $600,000 and her first-ever World Series of Poker gold bracelet. She bested a record-setting field of 4,128 players to claim the title and will forever be remember in the poker history books.
Coming into the extended Day 4, Shulman was dead last in chips. She battled hard, though, and found some timely double ups to keep her in the game. Even when she got down to heads-up play against Dennis Phillips, there was a point when Shulman was down about five-to-one in chips. She kept fighting and also got a little lucky with a runner-runner straight to get the momentum back on her side, but who said a little luck wasn't a part of poker?
Upon winning, Shulman congratulated everyone, especially Phillips. She mentioned she knew he was a better player than her, but in the end she made it work. For his runner-up finish, Phillips earned over $370,000.
Final Table Payouts
|1||Allyn Jaffrey Shulman||$603,713|
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