Card Player recently interviewed professional poker player Nick Schulman who amazed the poker community by finishing in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) cash six times. Every time, he had finished in one of the top 20 positions. Schulman, who has won two WSOP gold bracelets in the course of his poker career, will celebrate his 30th birthday this fall. He has been playing the WSOP for the past 8 years.
Regarding his feelings about his game half-way through the WSOP, Schulman said that he feels good as he has been working hard on his game, but hasn’t reached his goal of winning a WSOP bracelet so far. At the same time, he says that he is not that disappointed as he is definitely doing his best.
When asked if he feels like a veteran poker player, Schulman admitted that he does, but thinks it is funny as he is still 29. He said: “A lot of guys have just sort of brought up what you are alluding to—just thinking that I am in my 30s. I am kind of a veteran. I have been coming here for a number of years. I sort of do feel that way.”
Speaking about great changes that have happened in the game in the course of his career, he said that poker is continuously growing because of a meeting of minds among various poker players. When he began playing poker, there wasn’t much of a poker community, but today players are eager to meet, interact, grow together, and help each other grow.
Stating that he plays most of his cash poker games at the Bellagio, Schulman said that he spends his spare time hanging out with his girlfriend and her son, playing pool, visiting the gym, and playing Xbox. Speaking more about his association with pool, he said that it helps him take a break from poker and relax. He said that he still gets competitive with pool even if he does not want to.
However, Schulman does not plan to take part in the $1 million buy-in WSOP event although he doesn’t completely rule out the idea. Admitting that it is difficult to find investors for it, he said, “It’s kind of not my thing. I am not on Twitter or Facebook, so I don’t really reach out to people via social media, which is a great thing for something like this.”