Nick Schulman Wins 2nd Bracelet
Nick Schulman has won the $10,000 2-7 Lowball No-Limit tournament. There were just ten players remaining when play resumed this weekend, with one of the surviving players being the reigning champion, John Juanda, who was hoping to repeat the previous year’s dramatic recovery, and take another bracelet in the event.
Unfortunately, luck was not with Juanda, and he was sent to the rail in sixth place, which set him up for a decent cash prize of $41,207, but not the bracelet that he had so dearly hoped for.
Schulman started the day strong, and had established a chip lead by the time the field was down to the final seven. From there, Schulman stayed calm and maintained a good stack as players became cautious and there were few showdowns.
Eventually, the pace of play sped up once again, and Schulman continued to build his advantage. By the time heads-up play started, he had a six to one chip advantage over his rival Mike Wattel. It took just ten minutes for him to finish Wattel off, sending him home with a prize of $181,886. Schulman took away $294,321 for his efforts, along with, of course, a special 2012 World Series of Poker gold bracelet to add to his collection.