Sunday, July 01, 2007

2007 WSOP, Day 31: Twice Is Nice

Twice Is NiceGood golly Miss Molly. The Donkey Bomber did it again. Tom Schneider won his second WSOP bracelet last night, taking down Event No. 46, the $1,000 Stud Eight-or-Better event. As was the case with Event No. 5, Schneider began the final table with the chip lead. He did relinquish the lead on a couple of occasions -- including during heads-up with Hoyt Verner -- but battled back and took the bracelet.

The victory vaults Schneider back into the points lead for WSOP Player of the Year. Since the Main Event does not count toward POY, only eight more events offer POY points. That means unless one of the others near the top -- in particular Jeffrey Lisandro, Scott Clements, or Phil Hellmuth -- makes another deep run, Schneider will secure the honor. Not to mention all the goodies that go along with it. Whoever wins the award will receive a buy-in to the 2008 WSOP Main Event, a buy-in to a WSOP circuit Main Event (of the winner’s choice), a buy-in to the WSOP Europe Main event in London in September, and $5,000 for travel expenses.

Head over to Pokerati (where Schneider contributes) for more on last night’s win. If you want to read more about the star of this year’s WSOP here on Hard-Boiled Poker, you can click on these posts:
  • Here’s the one from yesterday that talks a bit about Schneider’s book, Oops! I Won too Much Money.
  • Here’s one about him winning his first bracelet in Event No. 5, the $2,500 Omaha/8-Stud/8 event.
  • Here’s a post about Beyond the Table, the podcast Schneider hosts with Karridy Askenasy and Dan Michalski. (A new episode just went up today, by the way.)
  • Here’s another one about Beyond the Table that talks about an interesting discussion they once had about poker blogs. (Includes some great comments, too.)
  • And here’s a post describing my meeting with the Donkey Bomber a couple of months ago.
  • Amy Calistri today wrote a post about how pleased she was to see Bill Edler -- often referred to as “Gentleman Bill” by other players and in the media -- win his first WSOP bracelet (Event No. 45, the $5,000 Six-Handed No Limit Hold ’em event). Calistri speaks of how nice it is to see the “good guys” succeed. I know a lot of folks feel the same way about Schneider, and are thus similarly glad to see him do well.

    So congrats Edler and Schneider! You guys (and others, of course) are helping to make this WSOP thing a lot of fun for a lot of people.



    Blogger Cadmunkey said...

    Gotta say that I do like the look of the 2007 bracelets.
    Altho some of the winners have complained about the fewer diamonds :-)

    7/02/2007 2:59 PM  
    Anonymous Michael Keating said...

    Short Stacked Shamus, just wanted to let you know that I posted today about Tom winning POY and linked to your post and Pokerati.

    7/06/2007 5:29 AM  

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