Last night the extended Day 4 of Event #29: Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship continued. Only 4 players had chips left and Dennis Phillips, best known for his 3rd place finish in the 2008 WSOP Main event, had a decent chip lead over the other players.
After some hours of battle, Dennis Phillips and Allyn Jaffrey Schulman, wife of 2009 WSOP Europe Main Event winner Barry Shulman and step-mother of 2009 WSOP Main Event final tablist Jeff Shulman, were the last 2 players of the tournament. Phillips had five-to-one chip lead at some point of the heads-up and no one thought Schulman would come back.
But Schulman kept on fighting back and also got a little lucky in an all in when she got a runner-runner straight that gave her a lot of chips and confidence. After this hand it didn't take long until she eliminated Dennis Phillips in second place for $372,895.
Allyn Jaffrey Schulman received her first gold bracelet and $603,713 in prize money for winning the tournament. Also, she became a part of poker history as she is the first female gold bracelet winner since Vanessa Selbst's victory back in 2008 (aside from the annual Ladies World Championship). In fact, she put an end to a 249 straight male winners of gold bracelets era.
Final table results:
1 Allyn Jaffrey Shulman $603,713
2 Dennis Phillips $372,895
3 Bob Phelps $270,727
4 Hoyt Corkins $199,023
5 William Stabler $147,605
6 Stuart Spear $110,416
7 William Thomson $83,332
8 Martin Fitzmaurice $63,418
9 Harold Lilie $48,669