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by Bridget Wright | Published: Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
Tom Schneider became the first player to win two WSOP bracelets at the 2013 World Series of Poker, with his win in the $5,000 H.O.R.S.E. event adding to his previous triumph in the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event last week.
In the space of less than a week Schneider has doubled his World Series of Poker bracelet collection and has joined a number of poker superstars, such as Mike Matusow, Huck Seed and Bobby Baldwin, as a four-time WSOP bracelet winner.
Schneider’s incredible run of success has given him the opportunity to break a number of World Series of Poker records.
Having already cashed on six occasions this summer he has the opportunity to break the “most cashes” record currently held by Konstantin Puchkov who cashed on twelve occasions during last year’s World Series of Poker.
On top of this Schneider is currently sitting second on the 2013 WSOP Player of the Year Leaderboard and if he is able to leapfrog current leader Daniel Negreanu will become the first player to win the award on two occasions after his previous triumph in 2007.
Schneider admitted to being exhausted at the conclusion of the tournament but said “there’s no rest for the weary” and plans on playing several more events.
In other World Series of Poker news Isaac Hagerling survived a torrid heads-up battle with Max Steinberg to win the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Mixed Max tournament.
Hagerling needed over 100 hands to defeat Steinberg but remained patient and took home the first place prize of $372,387 and his first-ever World Series of Poker bracelet.
The result was easily the biggest of Hagerling’s poker career whose previous best cash was $ 71,289 for winning the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event at the 2011 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic.
The other bracelet winner yesterday at the 2013 World Series of Poker was Jason Duval who outlasted 2115 players to win the latest $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event.
Duval took home the first place prize of $521,202 (the second six figure cash of his career) after outlasting Majid Yahyaei in a heads-up battle that lasted over two hours.
It was a well-deserved victory for Duval who finished the opening day of the tournament as chip leader and was among the pace setters for the majority of the event.
You can stay up to date with all the latest action from the 2013 World Series of Poker here at Poker.com.
by Bridget Wright | Published: Sunday, April 28th, 2013
Blair Hinkle has outlasted a field of 367 players to win the World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main Event for the second time in three years.
Hinkle picked up the first place prize of $121,117 and scored an entry into the World Series of Poker Circuit National Championship that will be held at Harrah’s New Orleans on May 22nd.
The twenty-seven year-old was delighted to make history as the first player to win the same World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event twice.
“Coming into the final table, my mom mentioned storylines for the reporters and I thought this would be a good one so I tried to make it happen,” Hinkle joked.
Hinkle played well throughout the tournament but found his biggest competition came from his brother Grant – himself a World Series of Poker bracelet winner.
“It sucked playing against Grant,” Hinkle said.
“Obviously we don’t want to play against other good players let alone each other, because we don’t soft play each other.
“We got into some pretty big hands.”
Hinkle eventually outlasted his brother but still faced a tough task to win the tournament at a final table that included past WSOP circuit winners Mark Bonsack, Sterling Savill and Lance Garcia.
“I have to be honest, going into the final table I wasn’t exactly sure I was going to make it too far,” Hinkle said.
“It looked like a tough final table and I was glad to continue moving forward and then win.”
The Missouri native could not explain why he has had so much success at the Horseshoe Council Bluffs event.
“Maybe it’s that my brother lives in Iowa or my girlfriend went to Iowa State,” Hinkle said.
His second WSOP circuit victory improved Hinkle’s already stellar tournament record, which now includes two WSOP Circuit Rings, a World Series of Poker bracelet and two second place finishes in the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic.
Hinkle will return to the World Series of Poker Circuit for the National Championship in just over a months’ time.
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by Bridget Wright | Published: Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
Scott Seiver has outlasted a star studded field to claim victory in the 2013 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller Event.
The popular professional poker player from the United States was delighted with the victory as well as the payday of $2,003,480.
“It’s just so fantastic to get to win a tournament like this,” Seiver said.
“You are sitting around with all the best players in the entire world and you somehow end up on top and get to share the moment with all of your friends.
“It’s everything that I would ever want.”
Seiver has become a regular in Super High Roller tournaments at all major events and was quick to state how much he enjoys playing the events.
“I really love playing Super High Rollers because everybody that plays them knows each other and are friendly and friends,” Seiver said.
“There is just such a great table dynamic at all times that it is genuinely the most fun I get to have playing poker.”
Seiver wasn’t sure what he had planned to celebrate just the second seven figure score of his tournament poker career but confessed that he wasn’t looking forward to playing the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure Main Event, which begins tomorrow.
“I have no idea what I am going to do tonight,” Seiver said.
“I’m telling myself that I’m too tired to do anything right now but I’m sure that isn’t true.
“I guess I have to play tomorrow in the Main.
“I really don’t want too though.”
The twenty-seven year-old burst onto the professional poker scene in 2008 when he won his first World Series of Poker Bracelet in the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event.
Every year since Seiver has won a major tournament claiming victory in the 2009 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic; the 2010 Los Angeles Poker Classic High Roller Event and the 2011 World Poker Tour $ 25,000 No Limit Hold’em WPT Championship.
The 2013 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure continues today with the opening day of the Main Event.
You can follow all the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure Main Event coverage here at Poker.com.