WSOPE won by Barry Shulman

Barry Shulman had to outlast 8 world class poker players on this exiting final table Betfair WSOPE won by Barry Shulman. After a fantastic final WSOPE table where the chip lead changed from Jason Mercier to Daniel Negreanu the WSOPE finished on day 5 after 17 hours of play with Barry Shulman being able to lift the Trophy, receive the bracelet and the cash prize of $1.275.000 as the WSOPE 2009 champion.

Won against Daniel Negreanu

Before he secured the victory beating Daniel Negreanu heads up. It was not an easy task and Daniel Negreanu was several times in a strong position to take home all the glory and fame but the cards was not on his side in the final stages of the tournament. After having knocked out 6 of the 7 final table contestants Daniel entered into the heads up play against Shulman with a little more than 60% of the total tournament chips in play.

Aces against nut flush draw

Daniel Negreanu did manage to get all his chips in the middle holding two black aces against Shulman’s nut-flush draw. The turn however completed the flush and Daniel was drawing dead. The hand gave Shulman a strong chip lead leaving Daniel with only 2 million chips left but the Canadian climbed back in the match and regained momentum for a short while until he took another blow to his stack in a hand he will remember many years ahead.

On a J85 flop all the chips once again went into the middle this time Barry Shulman holding aces against Daniels QJ. When the turn exposed the third J giving Daniel trips Barry was left with only two outs and Daniel Negreanu very close to one of the biggest wins in a poker career that already had brought him tournament winnings of an astonishing $11.610.000. The river put an end to the celebration for Daniel Negreanu as one of the two remaining aces in the deck hit the felt and once again Daniel was trailing Barry Shulman in the match. Finally the two combatants ended all in pre flop each holding pocket pairs but Daniels pair of 4s never improved against Schulman’s pocket tens and the Shulman WSOPE victory was a fact.

Congratulations to WSOPE main event winner Barry Shulman who will look to see his son Jeff Shulman repeat the victory when he is playing at the WSOP 2009 final table next month in Las Vegas.

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