WSOP Main Event: Pursuit of Happy-less

wsop2009_thn.gifJeff Shulman is known as a lot of things, among them "Happy." Today, he was on a mission to win a WSOP bracelet, something his father Barry did at the WSOPE just last month. If the younger Shulman had succeeded, the father-son team would've been only the second to score WSOP bracelets (Doyle and Todd Brunson are the only such team to have achieved the feat).

While Shulman went after that goal today, the rest of the field was working to make sure it didn't happen. Moments ago, the field succeeded.

Short-stacked since the bad beat against Joe Cada (the ugly jacks versus threes incident), Shulman finally picked up a hand worthy of his 5 million chips. He got his pocket sevens in against Antoine Saout's A♣9♠.

There was something in the air that suggested this would be Shulman's end, and the flop made it so. The board looked like this by the end: T♠9♦6♠Q♣4♠.

Shulman was gone in fifth place.


Since returning from the break, that is just about all the action we have seen.

Here's the updated chip counts since Shulman's exit.

Moon: 31,575,000
Buchman: 55,850,000
Cada: 43,450,000
Saout: 62,925,000

With the blinds at 400,000/800,000/50,000, those stacks could go a long way.

With that in mind, let's see how our man Eric Buchman is holding up. We shot this interview during the last break.

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