Schneider Cruises to 2nd H.O.R.S.E. Bracelet

Tom Schneider
Tom Schneider

Suddenly it’s starting to feel a lot like 2007 for Tom Schneider.

Earlier today Schneider came out on top in a rapid-fire four-handed finish to Event 29 $5,000 H.O.R.S.E. 

It was Schneider’s second bracelet of the summer, fourth overall, with both coming in the multiple-game H.O.R.S.E format. The Arizona-native couldn’t have been happier to win another H.O.R.S.E. title.

“If you’re just a No-Limit Hold’em player, you really don’t learn a lot of skills that are valuable in poker,” he said.

“[Learning H.O.R.S.E.] makes you think really hard about how to play certain games and gives you an edge in all games.”

Schneider took down $318,955 for winning his fourth WSOP bracelet.

Back in 2007 Schneider put together a spectacular run that included three final tables and two WSOP bracelets. It was enough to earn Schneider WSOP Player of the Year.

Considering Schneider now has five cashes at the 2013 WSOP and two bracelets, he’s certainly in the running for this year’s POY. Daniel Negreanu, thanks to his WSOP APAC main event title, is currently in the lead with just 20 more points than Schneider.

Mueller Nearly Misses Becoming 8th Canadian Winner of the Year

Greg Mueller
Greg Mueller

The final four of Event 29 also featured Greg Mueller, Benjamin Scholl and Viatcheslav Ortynsiky but Schneider held a massive chip lead.

The entire event was extended by one day when the final four were still battling it out until 2 a.m. yesterday.

Mueller had a shot at becoming the astounding eighth Canadian to win a bracelet in this year’s series but instead busted in third place for $129,600.

Schneder isn’t done either. He was already thinking about taking a run at third bracelet of the summer just minutes after winning his second.

“I feel really good about it,” he said.

“I really do. I don’t know what it is. It’s like there’s something in the water or something. I feel like I’m playing well and I’m sensing what’s going on with other players.”

Here’s a look at the complete final-table payouts:

  • 1st: Tom Schneider - $318,955
  • 2nd: Benjamin Scholl - $197,228
  • 3rd: Greg Mueller - $129,600
  • 4th: Viatcheslav Ortynsiky - $94,664
  • 5th: Chris Klodnicki - $70,093
  • 6th: Adam Friedman - $52,613
  • 7th: David Benyamine - $40,039
  • 8th: Konstantin Puchkov - $30,876
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