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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: 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.
by Bridget Wright | Published: Friday, June 7th, 2013
Cliff Josephy became the first bracelet winner to win an event at the 2013 World Series of Poker by taking out the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout.
Josephy overcame a field of 477 players as well as a strong final table to win his second WSOP bracelet and the $299,486 first place prize.
The former stockbroker won his first bracelet in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud tournament during the 2005 World Series of Poker and was delighted to add another to his collection in what he considers to be his premier game.
“This is my biggest achievement as a poker player, I’ve always wanted a Hold’em gold bracelet,” Josephy said.
“It’s my best game. Some people told me the game passed me by, that the young kids are all better but obviously they are not all better, we have a few chips up our sleeve.”
The final table included bracelet winners David Baker, Max Steinberg and Ryan Hughes but Josephy believes his table on the second day of the tournament was one of the toughest he has ever faced.
“Yesterday was the toughest Shootout table I’ve ever been at by far,” Josephy said.
“I’ve been at a couple of tough ones, but (this table featured) Dan O’Brien, Kyle Julius, Brock Parker, Bryan Piccioli and Randy Dorfman.
“I ran pretty well and got a lot of starting hands that made it pretty easy for me.”
Josephy was one of the most feared online poker players before the events of Black Friday forced him to change his approach to poker.
“I used to really enjoy playing online,” Josephy said.
“I would go out and rush to get back home and miss meals. It’s really not the way someone in his forties should be living, but I loved it so much it was what I wanted to do.”
“So when the changes took place, I didn’t miss it right way and I was able to spend more time with my family, especially on Sundays.”
Josephy plans on returning home to be with his family today but will return to Las Vegas in time for the World Series of Poker Main Event.