Posts Tagged ‘Tom Schneider’
by Bridget Wright | Published: Monday, June 24th, 2013
It was a massive weekend at the 2013 World Series of Poker with leading professionals Jeff Madsen and Erick Lindgren both winning WSOP bracelets.
Madsen took home $384,420 for winning the $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament while Lindgren continued his amazing return to the tournament poker circuit with his victory $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed for a cash of $606,317.
Lindgren, who won the Player of the Year Award at the 2008 World Series of Poker, has had a couple of tough years battling a gambling addiction but is clearly back to his best after claiming his second six figure prize in as many months.
The thirty-six-year-old completely dominated most of the event but faced a tough heads-up battle against Lee Markholt who came back from a four to one chip deficit to briefly take the chip lead.
However, Lindgren was able to keep his cool and eventually recorded his second WSOP victory – five years after his maiden triumph in the $5,000 Mixed Hold’em (Limit/No-Limit) event at the 2008 World Series of Poker.
The wait between bracelets was even longer for Madsen who scored his first WSOP victory since his triumphs in the $2,000 No Limit Hold’em and $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Short Handed events at the 2006 World Series of Poker.
Madsen has recorded a number of consistent results at the WSOP in recent years and said he was never bothered by his bracelet drought but was clearly thrilled to finally win his WSOP event.
“I feel ecstatic, it’s been a long time and I feel I played a really good tournament,” Madsen said.
“I didn’t think it would take this long, but it did.
“I wanted to win, but I’ve been working to improve my game since thing and if anything, now I am a better player.”
Lindgren and Madsen are both in with a chance at becoming the first player in the history of the World Series to win the Player of the Year Award on two occasions but still have a great deal of work to do to catch pace-setters Daniel Negreanu and Tom Schneider.
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 11th, 2013
It is almost impossible to keep up to date with all the action taking place during the 2013 World Series of Poker with several WSOP gold bracelets handed out over the weekend!
Berger Wins $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed
Levi Berger overcame a roller coaster-like performance to win the $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed event at the 2013 World Series of Poker.
Berger started the final day of the tournament as chip leader and ending up losing and retaking the lead on several occasions during a dramatic final table.
The Canadian was always at the center of the action and ended up eliminating every other player at the final table on his way to his first WSOP bracelet and the $473,019 first-place prize.
Rofman Wins $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em
Lev Rofman survived a nerve-wracking heads-up battle with leading poker professional Allen Cunningham to win the $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em event.
Cunningham was aiming to win his sixth career WSOP bracelet and on a number of occasions looked like he had the tournament won but Rofman was able to stay in the hunt and secured victory when his King-Queen held up against the King-Eight of Cunningham.
Rofman took home the first place prize of $166,136 while Cunningham recorded his forty-seventh WSOP cash and now sits twelfth on the World Series of Poker All Time Money List.
Taylor Adds Bracelet to WSOP Circuit Rings
WSOP Circuit regular Jonathan Taylor added a World Series of Poker Bracelet to his collection of Circuit Rings by winning the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em on Sunday.
Taylor has been one of the stars of the WSOP Circuit in recent times; scoring three tournament victories in the last ten months including the 2013 Black Hawk $1,675 No Limit Hold’em Main Event, but the $454,424 first place prize was by far the biggest win of his poker career.
Despite only turning pro in 2012 Taylor has already accumulated over $750,000 in prizemoney and is quickly becoming one of the best new players on the tournament circuit.
Schneider Wins Third WSOP Bracelet
Tom Schneider claimed his third WSOP gold bracelet by winning the opening H.O.R.S.E. event of the 2013 World Series of Poker.
Schneider defeated a strong field of 862 players to take home the first place prize of $258,960 in what was his fourth cash of the event so far.
The Phoenix-native finished twenty-first in the same event last year and confirmed his reputation as one of the best mixed games player in the world by winning his first bracelet since his victories in the $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8 or Better and $1,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8 or Better at the 2007 World Series of Poker.
Schneider currently sits in eighteenth place in the race to be 2013 World Series of Poker Player of the Year and if he is able to maintain his current form is an outside chance to become the first player to win the award on two separate occasions.