Barry Shulman


Born in 1946, Barry Shulman is a poker player and the CEO of CardPlayer Magazine. Even though he plays tons of tournaments every year, he says he doesn't consider himself a professional poker player or even a semi-pro. He considers himself a businessman who plays poker.

Shulman was born in Seattle, Washington and began playing poker while getting his accounting degree from the University of Washington in the 1960s. He worked in real estate for 25 years in the Seattle area before he and his wife moved to Las Vegas in the early 1990s. He used his retirement funds to purchase CardPlayer in 1999 and has since grown it from a low visibility brand to a premier destination for poker information. His son, Jeff Shulman, is also involved of the CardPlayer business.

He has 14 WSOP cashes, including 2 bracelets, and 8 WPT cashes, including 1 final table during Season Two for $112,780. As of January, 2010, his total live tournament winnings total $4,325,695.

His first bracelet came in the 2001 WSOP $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo Split 8-or-Better Event. His 2nd bracelet was his most impressive poker score - a 1st place finish on October 2nd, 2009 in the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event, beating Daniel Negreanu heads up for the 801,603 ($1,305,542) first place prize after a final table that lasted 16 hours and 32 minutes. This win was even more impressive because the European WSOP doesn't have all the amateur donkeys that the Vegas WSOP does so the fields are tougher because there is a higher mix of professional players.

In January, 2010, he also finished 3rd in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event, winning $1,350,000 and also made the final table of a Professional Poker Tour (PPT) event, finishing 2nd in 2005.

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"He has nice tits for a guy" LOL! Wonder who's are better his or TJ's? I do love that odds calculator on his site. Maybe if he could bring that to the table he'd be semi-successful at poker

bad_dog76 on November 30, 2007

He has nice tits for a guy

Unregistered on August 26, 2005

He owns Moneymaker. Thats all I know.

juiceman on July 23, 2005

he wrote a good book recently "52 TIPS FOR LIMIT HOLD 'EM" which has helped me tremendously. His site, CardPlayer.com has cool odds calculators.

suited&connected on March 27, 2005

that's why he made the Poker For Dummies DVD

Unregistered on February 1, 2005

This guy shows that... even idiots can be "ok" at poker

Unregistered on February 1, 2005

he owns card payer magazine

Unregistered on January 22, 2005

what did he do?

raul on October 30, 2004

thanks for all you do for the world of poker....

rivahqueen on October 9, 2004

this dude is the most hated guy in poker - for good reason - he is a lunatic!

Unregistered on July 17, 2004

his son is much better than him, not that thats saying much

jeff on June 20, 2004

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