Tom Schneider wins fourth career bracelet and is in pole position for Player of the Year.
In this hold’em dominated world it’s easy to forget the players who crush the other games. Tom Schneider is a great case in point. By winning Event #29 of this year’s WSOP, Schneider has taken his bracelet tally to four. He won two back in 2007 in seven-card stud and Omaha/seven-card stud split events, and has now won both of this year’s HORSE tournaments, cashing for $258,960 in the $1,500 and $318,955 in the $5,000. He’s also cashed in another four events for just over $20k making 2013 a very good year so far for the Schneider family. When he won his two bracelets in 2007 he also won WSOP Player of the Year and he’s in good shape to repeat that in 2013.
Elsewhere, the proliferation of low buy-in events has led to a distinct lack of star power up top. That could be about to change in one of the pro’s favourite events, the $5k No-Limit Hold’em (Six Handed). 516 players entered creating a prize pool of $2,425,200 and a first prize of just over $600k. After day one 128 players are left with Jonathan Little and Daniel Negreanu first and second, and Brian Rast, Justin Smith, Randy Lew, Steve O’Dwyer and Scott Seiver waiting in the wings. Could this be the tournament that finally delivers the final table that will make us want to stay up all night for the live stream? Find out when play commences at 9pm UK time.
One tournament that will reach its conclusion tonight is the $1,500 PLO Hi-Low 8-or Better event. 14 players remain with Barry Greenstein still in the hunt for his fourth bracelet and his first since 2008. Remember, you can catch the final table live streams with commentary at WSOP.com.