Bluff Magazine Europe Interview With Barry Shulman

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Ace King
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At one time, Bluff Magazine and Card Player Magazine both hated each other with a passion.  Today they appear to have swept all that distain under the rug... at least for now.

Bluff Magazine Europe recently interviewed Barry Shulman, who won the 2009 World Series of Europe and is the man at the helm of Card Player Magazine, a family empire of sorts.

From Bluff Magazine Europe:

"We always had a grudging respect for Barry, of course: He bravely supported poker throughout the nineties, those dark days before it was fashionable. And last month, he was rewarded for all his hard work with a World Series bracelet and, freakishly, a spot on the cover of his old bête noir, Bluff. We never thought we'd say this, but Barry, we salute you! Now, if you'll excuse us, we have to go and throw up."

Shulman discussed his individual game plan for winning the 2009 World Series of Poker Europe.

"Because the good players are very, very aggressive, it was my gameplan to be patient. Rather than be overly aggressive back, I would wait for good hands and situations. I'd play some pots but I'd make sure I'd win them and get it in with the best hand. What actually happened was that I felt like I was a spectator for days. I didn't pick up very many hands, so I had to pick my spots and do a lot of bluffing. But because I was only playing one hand an hour, I got a lot more respect than I normally get and that carried me through the entire tournament. 

At the final table Daniel kept knocking people out. All these guys were just getting up and leaving and so, like I say, to me it seemed like a spectator sport, and I was just going up one notch at a time."

You can read the interview in its entirety here

Ace King, Gambling911.com


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