Poker Profiles: Nick Schulman

Some guys are just too lucky. While some wait long years before they enjoy any recognizable difference that a decision has made in their lives, others go through it as if it was the most normal thing on earth.

By Poker standards, Nick Schulman is a lucky guy. He did not wait too long for his name to ring a bell. His success is like the most normal thing that a Poker player goes through after becoming a professional. In reality, there are many unsuccessful players around who has been around for decades or so and still unnoticed. But Nick is definitely not one of them.

Nick sparked an interest in playing cards at the age of 17. By then, he is starting to learn the ins and outs of the game. At 19, he decided to take on the professional road to success. Soon after he declared himself a Poker professional, achievements piled up. The most glittering accomplishment Nick has had in his early career is snatching the first place at the 2005 World Poker Tour finals. He was 21. To date, he still holds the record for being the youngest player ever to win first prize. But that's not all. Nick earned no less than $2,167,500 for his gracious efforts! That's a lot of money to hold him through many years of playing Poker. But wait, that is not every thing on Nick's credentials. There is definitely more.

Shortly after his triumph at the WPT, Nick snatched a fourth place finish at the World Series of Poker circuit event held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The money finish beefed up his bank account anew with more than $70,000. The following year, in 2006, Nick came back to conquer the WPT. He defeated Freddy Deeb to emerge as the ultimate champ of the WPT Battle of Champions IV.

Before every thing started to take shape for Nick at the tournament circuit, he frequented online gambling sites. Although he has made a fair success at trying out on live tourneys, he has never left his Internet games. In fact, he is currently associated with three top gambling sites,, and Nick is kept live by continuously playing online, especially while tournament games are out.

Nick goes under a lot of names. At Poker Stars and Ultimate Bet, Nick is The Takeover. When he is playing at Full Tilt Poker, meanwhile, he uses the name Schulman. He is also sometimes called "slick".