17 Jul 2014

Allure of the Seas

People who read my blog tend to like travel and/or poker, Allyn, and sometimes even me.

About once a year we have a chance to combine all of the above. This is a week not to be missed. You don’t even need to play poker to have fun.

The ship is truly amazing and extremely reasonably priced.

Plus it is a stop on our Card Player Poker Tour.

Ft. Lauderdale round trip for a week departing September 7.

You can click here for more information or just call my friends at Card Player Cruises at 888.999.4880. They don’t bite.

27 Jun 2014

Allyn Inducted in Women in Poker Hall of Fame


Yesterday Allyn and another lady were inducted into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame. They joined 15 previous inductees.




As usual she was radiant, articulate and surrounded by friends and family.


Here is what they had to say about her:


Allyn Jaffrey Shulman – With over one million dollars in poker tournament winnings, Allyn has demonstrated superior poker skills by winning her gold bracelet and $603,713 prize in the 2012 WSOP Seniors with 4,128 entrants. At the time, this was the largest field ever for a one day starting field in a land based casino. She was the first woman in 249 bracelet events to win a bracelet other than a ladies event. She proved she wasn’t a “one hit wonder” by winning the 2013 Venetian Deepstacks $5K Championship with 262 players where she won 1st place and  $293,966.


Allyn’s skills go beyond the poker tables. She is one of the world’s leading experts on online gambling law. Having been a practicing criminal defense for over 30 years, her expertise lies in the area of complex legal analysis, issues of constitutional magnitude, police and judicial misconduct and contempt of court. She testified before the North Dakota Senate regarding online gaming when they were attempting to be the first State to authorize online gaming. Allyn is also a former Board member of Poker Player Alliance and the Women in Poker Hall of Fame.

19 Jun 2014

Announcing JetSetWay Vacations

Let’s have fun traveling together.

Allyn and I are having a fabulous time seeing the world and sharing our trips with you!  Often we are asked how to travel, when to travel and where to travel.  We have the answer!

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with our good friends and travel experts, Mary Pat and Jay Silberman, owners of Cruise Consultants Company who are the ultimate luxury cruise and tour experts.

Taking a journey with friends makes the experience that much more amazing and we’d love you to join us. Whether you want to travel with us or make an itinerary of your own, we can help! 

We know the ships, the countries. the tidbits, the restaurants, and even where to get the best massages the world over!

Don’t just read about the fun!  

Click JetSetWay Vacations to learn more.  

Together we can make memories like these: 

Visit beautiful Sydney.

Spend time with celebrities like Don Shula.

Go on a real African safari.


 Have custom clothes fast and cheap in Shanghai.

 Visit the Great Wall of China.

Have a romantic lunch at the Isle of Capri.

 Ride a gondola in Venice.

 See the animals inches away in the Galapagos Islands.

 Enjoy an elephant ride in Thailand.

 Catch a piranha in Amazon.

Dogsled in Alaska.

Deep sea diving (12 feet?) in Tahiti.

But the best time is on the ship itself.

28 May 2014

World Series of Poker, 2014

It’s WSOP time again in Las Vegas. For poker players all over the world this is nirvana. This year there will be 65 Bracelet events that will attract about 80,000 players.

Every afternoon there will be side tournaments that will attract another 80,000 players and there will be thousands more playing satellites (mini-tournaments to qualify for the bigger ones). That doesn’t even address the 50,000 or so players competing in cash games all six weeks.

Additionally all the poker rooms in town will be jammed with their action.

Team Shulman is ready for a big summer.


24 May 2014

Tia's Hope

Charity poker tournaments are the best. It is all about having fun and splashing around lots of dollars that go to a good cause.

Recently we played in one for Tia’s Hope, a memorial to Tia Palmero. She must have been one great woman. Her husband, Jess (above) is a pal. Joining him were two of their four daughters (the two over 21 who were allowed) who tragically were left behind after her 11 year bout with cancer. They are all very special.

Unfortunately she was put in a position of spending significant hospital time and met way too many really sick children. Tia’s Hope gives gifts to children at City of Hope during the holidays as well as helping in the search for the cure for lymphoma.

Allyn and I went with a $1,000 plan in mind. That was gone in fifteen minutes. We had a great time playing every hand along with the rest of them who did not know any better. $3,000 later we left feeling great about our day, having met some wonderful people and giving to a wonderful cause.

Charity events have become very popular. They are way more fun and successful than paying $500, getting dressed up, eating a rubber chicken, and making small talk.