There is no horsing around with Tom Schneider. In just seven years, Tom Schneider has managed to become a two time champion winning the HORSE events at the World Series of Poker. It was only a week ago that Schneider managed to win his third career bracelet by playing in the $1,500 HORSE event. This week, he went even further by and completed the HORSE event sweep by winning the $5,000 buy-in event.
Schneider got his 4th bracelet along with a top prize of $318,955. He is now in a good position to become the first repeat player to be crowned WSOP Player of the Year.
The award was started in 2004 and it is a significant achievement for Tom Schneider to be in position to be voted player of the year twice. However, he has stiff competition from Daniel Negreanu who is the WSOP-APAC main event champion and the biggest contender to receive the player of the year award.
In a statement, Tom Schneider said
I’m exhausted to be. Of course, I am so thankful to win and be here, but this was a very tough tournament. They guys I was up against in this event. They were all really great players.
Schneider has done extremely well in WSOP events and in 2012 he won six times. He stated that when it comes to the WSOP it is a long tournament and if you want to do well, you need to be committed to putting in a lot of long hours and stay focused throughout the tournament.
Schneider had stiff competition as a number of players at the final table were professionals and old foes. Some of them at the final table included Viatcheslav Ortynskiy, who also made the final table of the first HORSE event that Schneider had won, Greg Mueller and Chris Klodnicki.
Schneider has played poker for many years and was extremely happy with his performance. However, he credits his balance between poker and outside activities for him being able to perform well. He went on to say that
I think poker is an interesting and fun game, but there’s so much more to life and things to experience other than sitting at a poker table. I hate to see young kids when they have commitments outside of poker and they abandon them. … There’s so many other things in life you need to pay attention to.