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2024 WSOP: Event #26: $25,000 High Roller NLHE won by Nick Schulman for $1,667,842 Fifth Bracelet earned

Tags: 2024 WSOP, Nick Schulman, Noel Rodriguez.
Posted on 14 June 2024 by "T".

On June 11 (Tuesday), an American poker pro managed to earn his fifth gold bracelet after winning Event #26 of the 2024 WSOP.

2024 WSOP Event #26: $25,000 High Roller NLHE (8-Handed)

  • Buy-in: $25,000
  • Date: June 9 to June 11, 2024
  • Entries: 318
  • Prize pool: $7,473,000

Nick Schulman outlasted a player field of 318 to take home the prize money worth $1,667,842.

A resident of Manhattan, NY, the 36-year-old former billiards pro started to play poker in 2002 when he was 18 years old, and a year later he turned professional.

He currently provides highly-lauded commentary on poker games. His first big gig was with veteran commentator Ali Nejad for the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl for CBS Sports in 2016. He received praise from fans and peers for his pleasant personality and fabulous insight.

Schulman said his win was thanks to hundreds of hours logged in the commentary both analyzing high-level poker: "I mean, I collect so many ideas. There's so many great players. It's an intimate experience commentating. You're actively engaged with every hand."
Schulman is turning 40 this year and will be eligible for the Poker Hall of Fame in 2025. While the Hall of Fame wasn't on his mind after the victory, he said being inducted would be a tremendous honor, "As it goes with something like that, that's not up to. But, of course, I'm a big sports fan, and, you know, Hall of Fame has a great ring to it."

Final Table Action
The most crucial hand of the tournament happened quite early as the two chip leaders found themselves clashing in a blind-versus-blind cooler. Schulman's held pocket queens against the ace-king of Rodriguez to take an overwhelming chip lead over his seven competitors, while Rodriguez was left with a stack of two big blinds that he ran up through multiple double-ups.

Deeb was hunting for his 7th bracelet and he was in the best shape of his life when he entered the final table second in chips. The "Team Lucky" member, however, had anything but luck that time, starting off with his two pair failing to hold against the gutshot draw of Li.

Afterwards, Deeb double-barrelled queen-high into Rodriguez's trip kings to fall to the bottom of the chip counts. Deeb doubled and chopped an all in before a final blow where his Big Slick couldn't hit against the pocket sixes of Lyall, as Deeb watched the all in on the monitor with Josh Arieh and Matt Glantz.

The eliminations carried on as Li, Roberto Perez, Heath and Stamm dropped from the field, all four of whom were knocked out by Schulman. Meanwhile, Rodriguez managed to rebuild his stack before sending Dean Lyall out in third.
Heads-up play lasted just one hand as Schulman flopped top pair and held against Rodriguez's flush draw. Schulman shook his opponent's hand before dapping up Chino Rheem, who was supporting him on the rail.

The final hand of the event:



When asked about the pivotal hand, Schulman replied:
"It felt incredible. Everybody who's played poker tournaments has a lot of residual trauma ... And holding there was amazing. And then that set up where there was one big chip leader ... It's pretty rare. And a very special setup to find yourself in.
And I was fortunate enough to have the kind of golden lane, where they can't really do anything. Even if they know you're messing around, they still kind of can't do anything. And that's the best place to be in at a final table."

This was Schulman's first bracelet won in No Limit Hold'em. His previous bracelets, the first won in 2009, are in mixed game variants including 2-7 Lowball Draw, Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better and Seven Card Stud. Just last year, he took down Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud for $110,800 in what resulted in one of the most memorable winner photos in poker history.

He had some close calls in high roller NLHE bracelet events. In 2019, he finished third in the $100,000 NLH High Roller for $1,187,802 and fifth in last year's WSOP Paradise $100,000 High Roller for $731,000.

This is Schulman's fifth bracelet in the WSOP. This latest score is the second-highest payday on his resume. He won his first two bracelets in 2009 and 2012 - both were $10,000 Deuce to Seven Draw events. He now has $20,208,000 in total live earnings, according to The Hendon Mob.

2024 WSOP Event #26: $25,000 High Roller NLHE (8-Handed) - Final Table Results


Player

Country

Prize (USD)

1

Nick Schulman

USA

$1,667,842

2

Noel Rodriguez

USA

$1,111,897

3

Dean Lyall

UK

$760,083

4

David Stamm

USA

$529,833

5

Ben Heath

UK

$376,762

6

Roberto Perez

Spain

$273,414

7

Yingui Li

China

$202,574

8

Shaun Deeb

USA

$153,302


Source: https://www.wsop.com/tournaments/updates/?aid=2&grid=5504&tid=23166&rr=-1


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24 comments on "2024 WSOP: Event #26: $25,000 High Roller NLHE won by Nick Schulman for $1,667,842 Fifth Bracelet earned"


 geseco1214/06/2024 22:59:47 GMT
Congratulations to Nick Schulman, a great high stakes player, a buy-in of 25k and winning more than 1 million dollars, they are used to these big tournaments, and I think for them this is very normal, we hope to see more victories like this .
 CALICUL14/06/2024 23:05:06 GMT
yes, it's nice when someone wins an important beautiful poker tournament and a bracelet is a special prize , because at Wsop every player wants the 1st place, to enter in the select club that owns one or more bracelets.
 Haymore27716/06/2024 05:53:31 GMT
Congratulations to Nick Schulman on winning the 2024 WSOP Event #26: $25,000 High Roller NLHE and earning his fifth bracelet! What an impressive victory, claiming $1,667,842 in prize money. Honestly I'm thrilled that he became the champion after outlasting numerous field of players.
 dule-vu16/06/2024 08:45:16 GMT
Nice win for high roller buy in!
 geseco1217/06/2024 04:25:16 GMT
How nice to see high level players playing these high level tournaments, congratulations to this player, Nick Schulman every day is incredible seeing him at the high risk tables, this player is made of iron.
 dule-vu17/06/2024 04:55:22 GMT
Its crazy what this players can spend on buy in!
 geseco1218/06/2024 10:30:41 GMT
To reach that level they have had to prepare very well and with years of study and work they have been able to achieve it, now with a large bankroll they can have the possibility of playing these big ticket games, congratulations to this player.
 CALICUL18/06/2024 10:33:23 GMT
I'm sure that their training was very long for years to reach such a high performance level, because it's not easy to win bracelets with so many sharks. It's very difficult if you don't have years of lessons behind you.
 geseco1221/06/2024 23:14:42 GMT
Nick Schulman is a great player, to become like them you have to work hard and for years, these games are expensive tickets that not everyone can play, congratulations to this player and I hope to see him play and win more.
 dule-vu21/06/2024 23:15:24 GMT
Maybe he will luck to win something else on this years wsop!
 SickCallJoe23/06/2024 03:09:58 GMT
Wow a lot of money on the line here and millions for the winner love it this is a very very known player and he's around for very long time. I think he's mainly a live player and not an online player.
 dule-vu23/06/2024 06:30:42 GMT
But when you have 25000 for buy in, you can inagine what he have on account!
 joeisi25/06/2024 22:10:19 GMT
You always have to be lucky to win any tournament but he was very good as well.
He was lucky enough to win the huge flip with QQ vs AK early on final table. Then used those chips to control table and eventually win.
 dule-vu25/06/2024 22:10:51 GMT
Nice win for him!
 Gedemonas26/06/2024 11:29:50 GMT
Congratulations to Nick Schulman on his impressive victory and fifth WSOP gold bracelet Worship Worship Worship
 dule-vu26/06/2024 11:45:41 GMT
For sure Thumbs Up
 geseco1207/07/2024 00:04:23 GMT
It feels very happy when a player wins a tournament, not only because of the money, but you feel like every effort is worth it in the end, you feel like every minute of hard work you dedicate to poker is worth it, you feel like you get back once more confidence in your game.
 dule-vu07/07/2024 00:04:51 GMT
What a spammer! From many new threads, he find this with last post 10 days ago, just to write that he is happy because of player!
 vaci3807/07/2024 00:13:42 GMT
surely he uses that program where you can write a topic and the program writes the text for you and then makes a copy and paste, I have no other explanation, but certainly it is his right to comment on the forum
 dule-vu07/07/2024 00:14:49 GMT
Dont encourage him with posts! And you were not here for years, so I know what I talking about! Program has nothing with this!
 vaci3807/07/2024 00:20:48 GMT
it's true that I haven't been here for a few years, but you can't stop such people from writing and you'll just get annoyed
 dule-vu07/07/2024 00:21:49 GMT
He is spammer for 50 points, nothing more! Posts without sense! End of story!
 vaci3807/07/2024 00:31:00 GMT
that's why I wrote that he uses the program and copy paste for points
 dule-vu07/07/2024 00:32:33 GMT
He write in threads where he already have posts, no matter that we have new news! Same as he have 160 fake reviews at bankrolls section!

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