Posts Tagged ‘Isaac Hagerling’

Tom Schneider Wins Second WSOP Bracelet in Less Than A Week

by | 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.

 


Ken Lind Wins WSOP Seniors Championship

by | Published: Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Ken Lind outlasted a record breaking field of 4407 players to win the $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship at the 2013 World Series of Poker.

Lind was awarded his first WSOP bracelet, the famous Golden Eagle Trophy and the first place prize of $634,809 for winning the tournament – his first ever World Series of Poker event.

The sixty-eight-year-old came to Las Vegas simply for the experience of playing in the world’s largest poker event but didn’t even dream he would come close to winning the title.

“I put this on my bucket list about six or eight years ago,” Lind said.

“I have been pushing it off every year, but finally my wife talked me into doing it.

“I thought if I play a couple of hours or so that would be good, but to be sitting here after three days, I don’t know what to say.”

The Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship has become one of the feel-good events of every World Series of Poker and, clearly, this year was no exception.

The 4407 players that took part in the tournament was a new record and in the last five years it has become the fastest growing event on the World Series of Poker schedule with veteran poker players coming from all around the world to live out their dreams.

At sixty-eight years of age Lind may have been the oldest player at the final table but he was not even close to the oldest player in the tournament.

That honor went to Herman Moonves, the father of CBS President Les Moonves, who took part in the event at the age of ninety-two.

Dana Ott finished in second position for a cash of $390,601 while WSOP Circuit gold ring winner John Holley finished third.

The 2013 World Series continues with Isaac Hagerling and Max Steinberg locked in a tight heads-up battle to decide the winner of the $3,000 Mixed Max No Limit Hold’em event.

 


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