Name: Barry Schulman
Birthday: May 8, 1946
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Barry Schulman pulls double-duty in the poker world, as not only is he the CEO of CardPlayer magazine, but he’s also an accomplished tournament player.
Born in Seattle, Schulman worked his way through the University of Washington to get an accounting degree. At that time he played poker, but as a hobby in his spare time, never thinking of it in terms of a possible career. It was more a recreational pursuit to pass the time. He opted to go into real estate after he graduated and made enough money to retire in Las Vegas by the early 1990s.
However, Schulman didn’t stay retired for long. He soon found himself bored and looking for a new hobby rather than a career. He picked up poker where he left it and initially started playing with friends whenever he could. Living in Vegas he had the perfect opportunity to play for stakes at the many casinos. His hobby then led him to buy CardPlayer, which was just a flyer handed out at the casinos at that point. It has definitely come a long way since 1998 and is now the magazine that poker fans and players alike buy.
CardPlayer has helped the game of poker to evolve to the level it is at now. It has publicized the game in a way that no other publication has and definitely promoted it on a world stage. Schulman has also cemented himself as a force on the tables, claiming a pair of World Series of Poker Bracelets. His most recent score was in the 2009 WSOP Europe Main Event, worth a cool $1.3 Million.