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The 5 Players Who Owned the 2013 WSOP: Tom Schneider

At every World Series of Poker a few players indelibly leave their mark on the summer poker series, and this year was no exception. Out of all the competitors and the entire list of WSOP bracelet winners, the following five people were in my opinion the best of the best:

  • Dan Kelly
  • David “Bakes” Baker
  • Tom Schneider
  • Marco Johnson
  • Matthew Ashton

In this series I will give a little back-story to each of these players and detail their accomplishments during the 2013 WSOP, continuing with Tom Schneider.

Tom Schneider

Tom Schneider isn’t one of these hotshot 20-somethings, but the 53 year-old isn’t some grizzled veteran either. Schneider got his start in poker during the poker boom, making him one of the few older players to really break into the game during the online era.

Schneider came out of virtually nowhere at the 2007 World Series of Poker to win two WSOP bracelets along with the WSOP Player of the Year award., and this year he is trying to replicate that achievement, considering he has won two more bracelets in 2013 and is in the hunt for the WSOP Player of the Year title. Over the course of his dozen years in the poker world Schneider has pocketed over $2.3 million in career live tournament earnings, won four WSOP bracelets, and made two WPT final tables, finishing 3rd at the 2006 WPT World Poker Challenge in Reno, and 4th in the 2007 WPT Legends of Poker. Visit Titan Poker Promotions for the latest deals and games available.

Schneider hasn’t just won two bracelets this year, he is also among the series leaders in cashes with seven (this after cashing seven times at the 2012 WSOP as well), and is the first player to win two HORSE bracelets at the same World Series of Poker. For his career, Schneider has cashed an impressive 32 times at the WSOP, dating back to 2002, averaging nearly three cashes per year over that span.

Here is a look at Schneider’s seven 2013 WSOP cashes:

  • Event #5 $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo: 27th place for $5,496
  • Event #10 $1,500 Limit Hold'em: 59th place for $2,873
  • Event #13 $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo: 23rd place for $9,583
  • Event #15 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.: 1st place for $258,960
  • Event #20 $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo: 84th place for $3,066
  • Event #29 $ 5,000 H.O.R.S.E.: 1st place for $318,955
  • Event #35 $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha: 60th place for $5,765

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The 5 Players Who Owned the 2013 WSOP: David Baker

At every World Series of Poker a few players indelibly leave their mark on the summer poker series, and this year was no exception. Out of all the competitors and the entire list of WSOP bracelet winners, the following five people were in my opinion the best of the best:

  • Dan Kelly
  • David “Bakes” Baker
  • Tom Schneider
  • Marco Johnson
  • Matthew Ashton

In this series I will give a little back-story to each of these players and detail their accomplishments during the 2013 WSOP, with David “Bakes” Baker the next player on the list.

David Baker

Confusion reigned in the poker world for many years until easily identifying the two David Baker’s could be sorted. The answer to the problem was simple: Nicknames. David “Bakes” Baker definitely got the better of the deal, as David “ODB” Baker didn’t even really get a nickname, more of an acronym – ODB stands for Old David Baker.

Last year both David Bakers had tremendous World Series of Poker tournament series, but this year it was David “Bakes” Baker who stole the show, cashing eight times, with five Top 10 finishes. Since 2009 Bakes has been one of the most consistent players at the WSOP (remember that for your WSOP fantasy team next year) never cashing less than four times, and making at least one final table every year since 2010.

The two-time bracelet winner is one of the most underrated tournament poker players in the game amongst casual poker fans, but amongst his peers he is definitely a feared player, capable of playing every game and tournament format well, evidenced by his cashes in seven different formats this year:

  • Event #5 $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo: 19th place for $6,551
  • Event #9 $3,000 No Limit Hold'em – Shootout: 6th place for $51,997
  • Event #13 $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo: 4th place for $79,078
  • Event #17 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em: 8th place for $49,716
  • Event #39 $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo: 38th place for $3,743
  • Event #43 $10,000 2-7 Lowball: 2nd place for$156,674
  • Event #48 $2,500 Limit Hold'em - 6 Handed: 10th place for $14,404
  • Event #52 $25,000 No Limit Hold'em - 6 Handed: 15th place for $53,781

During the course of the 2013 WSOP Bakes has pocketed over $400,000.

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The 5 Players Who Owned the 2013 WSOP: Dan Kelly

At every World Series of Poker a few players indelibly leave their mark on the summer poker series, and this year was no exception. Out of all the competitors and the entire list of WSOP bracelet winners, the following five people were in my opinion the best of the best:

  • Dan Kelly
  • David “Bakes” Baker
  • Tom Schneider
  • Marco Johnson
  • Matthew Ashton

In this series I will give a little back-story to each of these players and detail their accomplishments during the 2013 WSOP, beginning with Dan Kelly.

Dan Kelly

Dan Kelly is no stranger to poker success considering the man best known as djk123 at the online poker tables is one of the most successful online tournament players in the history of the game. Kelly has also had his fair share of live tournament success, winning a WSOP bracelet back in 2010 in the first $25k Six-Handed No Limit Holdem event ever held at the WSOP. Kelly also finished in 3rd place at the 2012 WPT LA Poker Classic, and came into the 2013 WSOP with about $2.3 in career live tournament earnings.

All Dan Kelly has done at the 2013 WSOP is cash eight times, including two final tables and seven Top-20 finishes. While he hasn’t managed to breakthrough with another WSOP win, Kelly began the WSOP so hot that he looked like a shoe-in to better Konstantin Puchov’s cashes in a single WSOP record that was set last year, after cashing eight times in the first 29 tournaments before coming back to earth during the second half of the series.

Over the course of the 2013 WSOP Kelly has earned nearly $500k. Here is a look at each of Dan Kelly’s eight 2013 WSOP cashes:

  • Event #2 $5,000 No Limit Hold'em - 8 Handed: 6th place for $83,532
  • Event #6 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em - Millionaire Maker: 5th place for $302,104
  • Event #14 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em: 180th place for $2,774
  • Event #15 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.: 16th place for $8,378
  • Event #19 $5,000 Pot Limit Hold'em: 12th place for $16,011
  • Event #21 $3,000 No Limit Hold'em - 6 Handed: 10th place for $33,090
  • Event #25 $5,000 Omaha Hi/Lo: 20th place for $9,741
  • Event #29 $5,000 H.O.R.S.E.: 17th place for $10,304

*Resources: www.wsop.com, www.thehendonmob.com

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Final Table Set for 2013 Poker Players Championship

The $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship at the 2013 World Series of Poker drew the largest field for the tournament since 2008, as 132 players registered for what is considered one of the Crown Jewels on the tournament calendar. After four days of play the field has been pared-down to the official final table of eight players, all vying for the $1.7 million first-place prize and the coveted Chip Reese Memorial Trophy.

The Poker Players Championship always draws an all-star field (considering the $50,000 buy-in and the mixed-game format) so it’s not surprising that the final table is a murderer’s row of poker talent:

  1. Don Nguyen – 5,068,000
  2. Matthew Ashton – 2,996,000
  3. George Danzer – 2,868,000
  4. David Benyamine – 2,709,000
  5. Minh Ly – 2,307,000
  6. Jonathan Duhamel – 1,627,000
  7. John Hennigan – 1,412,000
  8. Mike Wattel – 810,000

Interestingly, the Poker Players Championship has an good mix of online era players like Don Nguyen, Mike Wattel, Matt Ashton, George Danzer and Jonathan Duhamel alongside some older, more experienced poker pros like Minh Ly, David Benyamine, and John Hennigan.

The massive chip-leader heading into Thursday’s final table will be Don Nguyen, who is relatively unknown to the casual poker fan, but who has an impressive resume in online poke where he played under the screen-name “SoCalQuest” (if I have the right Don Nguyen of course!) and was a former BlueFire Poker coach alongside Phil Galfond. Nguyen already has a huge cash at the 2013 WSOP, finishing as the runner-up in the $10k NLHE Heads-Up Championship; a win or strong finish in the Poker Players Championship would really allow him to leave his mark on the 2013 WSOP. Join the latest tournament at Titan Poker at our Titan Poker game schedule.

Another big story at the final table will be Jonathan Duhamel, whose poker resume would be greatly enhanced if he could add a Poker Players Championship to his 2010 WSOP Main Event victory. Duhamel is considered to be one of the better Main Event champions during the Internet era, but he just hasn’t been able to put together the resume to prove that at this point.

Danzer is looking to win Germany’s first bracelet at the 2013 WSOP, a stunning statistic considering the utter dominance German players have displayed over the past two years in poker tournaments. This is Danzer’s sixth WSOP final table and he is hoping to improve on a 2nd and two 3rd place finishes.

This will mark the second Poker players Championship in three years for Minh Ly, who finished 3rd in this event back in 2011. Minh will have to pick-up his aggression this time around if he wants to improve on that showing.

For Benyamine and Hennigan this tournament is right in their wheel-house, as both players are considered excellent all-around players. And for Wattel and Ashton a win in the Poker players Championship could propel them up to the top tier of young poker players.

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Black Card Returns to Full Tilt Poker

Prior to their year-plus hiatus following Black Friday, Full Tilt Poker had implemented a high-level rewards system which they dubbed “Black Card.”Black Card players were set to gain exclusive benefits, but Black Friday put an end to the promotion – If I sound cynical during this column it’s because I was well on my way to Black Card status when Black Friday hit. Now Full Tilt Poker is bringing back the Black Card, with a few tweaks to the old program.

In addition to the advantages detailed below, according to the FTP website:

“you will be presented with a physical Black Card after you've maintained Black Card status for 100 days. The card will be mailed to your registered address and functions both as a status symbol to mark your achievement and as your ID when attending our live events.”

In order for a Full Tilt Poker player to become a Black Card they must achieve and maintain a 100-day rolling average of 500 Full Tilt Points per day. Here is a look at the advantages of achieving Black Card status at Full Tilt poker:

Points Multiplier

Black Card players will receive a 2x multiplier to Full Tilt Poker points earned at the site.

Points Exchange

Black Card players can exchange their Full Tilt Poker points at a rate of $1 per 200 points. This point conversion is in addition to their regular Edge Payments from the Full Tilt Poker rakeback program; which gives Black Card players $2.50 per 100 Full Tilt Poker Points.

Leader-Boards and Sponsorship Deal

Black Card players are eligible to opt-in to the Monthly Black Card Leader-Boards and compete for a sponsorship deal from Full Tilt poker. A sponsorship contract will be offered by Full Tilt Poker to the “players that are ranked the highest in each Black Card Leader-board at the end of every six-month qualifying period” according to the Full Tilt Poker website.

Diamond Edge Store

Black Card players will also have access to the Diamond Edge store, where players can exchange their points for Diamond Edge cash bonuses.

Track Your Status

You can track your Black Card status by downloading Full Tilt Poker’s Edge Lobby Widget. According to the FTP website: “You can follow your progress towards earning Black Card status and monitor your current Edge status level and 100-day rolling points average on your personal Edge Status page, which can be accessed from the My Promotions section of the Cashier or via the Edge menu in the game lobby.”

You can find out more about Black Card at Full Tilt Poker at the following link: http://www.fulltiltpoker.com/edge/black-card

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Johnson, Boatman, Shchemelev and Gregg All Capture 1st Bracelet

It was a busy week at the 2013 World Series of Poker with several high-profile tournaments taking place including the One Drop High Roller tournament that featured an $111,111 buy-in –the second largest in WSOP history. And as the 2013 WSOP continues to heat up, culminating with next Thursday’s Main Event a number of well-known players have erased their names from the “Best Without a Bracelet” list.

Event #46: $3,000 PLO8 tournament

Vladimir Shchemelev burst onto the poker scene at the 2010 WSOP when he absolutely owned the $10k Championship events at the series; becoming the first player in WSOP history to final table three events with a buy-in of at least $10,000. Now Shchemelev can add WSOP bracelet winner to his resume after his win in Event #46. Here is a look at the final table payouts from the tournament:

  1. Vladimir Shchemelev — $279,094
  2. Mel Judah — $172,361
  3. Ashly Butler — $124,645
  4. Brian Hacker — $91,085
  5. John Cernuto — $67,222
  6. Tyler Nelson — $50,197
  7. Andrey Zaichenko — $37,847
  8. Allyn Jaffrey Shulman — $28,821
  9. Alexey Makarov — $22,171

Event #47: $111,111 One Drop High Roller tournament

The big-boy tournament this week was the $111,111 One Drop High Roller which attracted a field of 166 participants; the most for a $100k+ Buy-in tournament in poker history. In the end it was rising star Anthony Gregg who would capture the top prize, denying Antonio Esfandiari (4th place) his second straight One Drop win. Here is a look at the final table payouts from the tournament:

  1. Anthony Gregg – $4,830,619
  2. Chris Klodnicki – $2,985,495
  3. Bill Perkins – $1,965,163
  4. Antonio Esfandiari – $1,433,438
  5. Richard Fullerton -- $1,066,491
  6. Martin Jacobson -- $807,427
  7. Brandon Steven -- $621,180
  8. Nick Schulman -- $485,029
  9. Olivier Busquet -- $384,122

Event #48: $2,500 Limit Holdem 6-Handed tournament

Marco Johnson went into the heads-up portion of Event #48 with a lot of experience playing heads-up for a WSOP bracelet under his belt. After batting 0-3 in these duels up until his win this weekend Johnson got off the schneid with a win in Event #49. Here is a look at the final table payouts from the tournament:

  1. Marco Johnson – $206,796
  2. Jeff Thompson – $127,801
  3. Juha Helppi – $82,956
  4. Danny Warchol – $55,457
  5. Mike Schiffman – $38,095
  6. Maria Ho – $26,858

Event #49: $1,500 No Limit Holdem tournament

This weekend UK Poker legend and Hendon Mob founder Barny Boatman ended his 0-fer streak at the WSOP as well, winning Event #49 to capture his first WSOP bracelet. Here is a look at the final table payouts from the tournament:

  1. Barny Boatman — $546,080
  2. Brian O’Donoghue — $338,745
  3. Van Tran — $239,339
  4. Taras Kripps — $172,087
  5. Aditya Prasetyo — $125,372
  6. Robin Ylitalo — $92,550
  7. Paul Dasilva — $69,192
  8. Noah Sandler — $52,387
  9. Roger Lussier — $40,162

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Jonas Odman Steps Down from Bodog

The Bodog Poker Network will be going through an upper management restructuring in the very near future after today’s announcement by Jonas Odman that he would be stepping-down as the President of the Bodog Poker Network. Odman’s decision came as a surprise to virtually everyone in the poker community, especially considering the drastic changes the network has undergone in recent years.

Another surprising element of Odman’s resignation letter was how he spoke at length about the US market and his desire to get in on the ground floor of the US online poker industry and implement his Recreational Player Model.

Odman’s time at Bodog has seen the gaming giant shift its focus toward the burgeoning Asian market and implement Odman’s vision of the “Recreational Player Model.” Bodog’s Recreational Player Model saw the network shift its focus from high-volume players to recreational players, with the most notable change being the shift to Anonymous Tables network-wide, as well as other changes like segregated tables and the elimination of tracking software.

Here is a look at Odman’s letter:

Poker is an American game, and it is heartening to see a regulated online poker market emerging in some states.

Delaware, New Jersey and Nevada have all passed bills regulating online poker and on May 1st UltimatePoker in Nevada became the first online poker room regulated in the US. Other states are in different stages of doing something similar, e.g. Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Mississippi. There is also a new federal online gambling bill on the table, recently introduced by Peter T. King, Republican Congressman from New York and even talks about another federal bill, but we know from previous attempts how difficult it is to get these through Congress.

If we start by looking at what different states are doing, it is obvious that for states with small populations, like Delaware and Nevada, player liquidity will be a problem—in the case of Nevada it already is. Many people argue that inter-state sharing of liquidity would be the solution but as always when money is transferred across borders legislators will find it hard to agree on the rules. Between big states and small states there is also the classic poker network conflict: Why would bigger operators, or in this case states, want to share their liquidity with smaller operators/states? With all the ring fencing many poker networks have introduced we know the answer to that question: They don’t. A fair rake distribution model is important to bridge this gap but how do you explain that to legislators?

So, there are two major hurdles to overcome here. One is for legislators and state tax authorities to agree across state borders, one is to convince bigger states to even want to share liquidity with smaller states in the first place. My prediction is that poker operators in smaller states will struggle but if they are allowed to offer other products that do not rely on player liquidity, e.g. online casinos, even operators in small states can be successful. The potential market size for online casinos is much bigger than for online poker rooms. Of the three states mentioned above Delaware and New Jersey will allow online casino games but Nevada will not. Online casino play is also part of Peter T. King’s federal bill but that will make it even less likely, in my opinion impossible, for that bill to pass.

Nevada, with a population of only 2.7m, is instead hoping that they can persuade the big neighbour California to join their player liquidity and that would, of course, be a dream scenario for Nevada but I cannot see that happening, either. There would be nothing in it for California, especially as they have well documented financial problems of their own to solve.

California has a population of 37m people, and The Golden State does not have to worry about player liquidity. If California were a country it would be the 12th biggest economy in the world. If California were to regulate online poker, and there is talk about it, it would create a California Gold Rush for the online poker industry. Everybody would want to have a piece of the action. If poker operators would do things right from the start and launch with a recreational poker model instead of trying to implement it later, California alone is potentially a billion dollar market.

Inevitably, I would love to bring the Recreational Poker Model to the US and may well decide to make a fundamental change to my career. Bodog gave me a great opportunity to bring anonymous tables to the world but with that now running effectively I am tempted to drive a start-up company, based in The Golden State, which will be a B2B software provider for the regulated US online poker market. Already competitive, of course, but now that the model is a proven success I want to bring it to poker’s homeland too and nobody else is offering anything tangibly different like this.

Jonas Ödman

Former President, Bodog Poker Network

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ESPN Unveils 2013 WSOP TV Schedule

For the third straight year ESPN has decided to show the Main Event final table of the 2013 World Series of Poker on a live stream on November 4th and November 5th. The live stream (with the coverage on a slight delay) will cap off 25 hours of WSOP coverage starting on July 23rd with two consecutive hour-long episodes of the Main Event of the WSOP APAC Main Event. The following week ESPN’s coverage will continue with the WSOPC National Championship, and on August 6th the WSOP Main Event will take over.

For the 11th straight year the now-familiar voices of Norman Chad and Lon McEachern will be handling the commentary duties, with the duo likely getting some support for the live stream in the form of Antonio Esfandiari and/or Olivier Busquet.

In the press release detailing the TV schedule, Doug White, ESPN senior director of programming and acquisitions, stated, “We’re looking forward to showcasing the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Main Event to our viewers for the first time ever. WSOP events are always filled with drama and the season leading up to the greatest night of poker—the Final Table in November—will definitely be must-watch television for poker fans.”

This year ESPN will start their WSOP Main Event coverage on Day 3 of the tournament, with four one-hour episodes dedicated to each day: Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, and Day 7. These episodes will lead-up to the Main Event final table on November 4th where ESPN2 will stream it live, calling it a night when just three players remain. Those three players will then return on November 5th to crown a champion, with ESPN once again taking over the coverage and choosing to go with the live stream format.

Here is a look at the ESPN 2013 WSOP TV schedule:

Date Time 2013 WSOP Schedule Network
Tues., July 23 9 p.m. Asia-Pacific Main Event Final Table ESPN
Tues., July 23 10 p.m. Asia-Pacific Main Event Final Table ESPN
Tues., July 30 9 p.m. WSOP Nat’l Champ Final Table ESPN
Tues., July 30 10 p.m. WSOP Nat’l Champ Final Table ESPN
Tues., August 6 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 3 ESPN
Tues., August 6 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 3 ESPN
Tues., August 13 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 3 ESPN
Tues., August 13 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 3 ESPN
Tues., August 20 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 4 ESPN
Tues., August 20 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 4 ESPN
Tues., August 27 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 4 ESPN
Tues., August 27 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 4 ESPN
Tues., September 17 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 5 ESPN
Tues., September 17 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 5 ESPN
Tues., September 24 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 5 ESPN
Tues., September 24 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 5 ESPN
Tues., October 1 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 6 ESPN
Tues., October 1 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 6 ESPN
Tues., October 8 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 6 ESPN
Tues., October 8 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 6 ESPN
Tues., October 15 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 7 ESPN
Tues., October 15 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 7 ESPN
Tues., October 22 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 7 ESPN
Tues., October 22 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 7 ESPN
Tues., October 29 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 7 ESPN
Tues., October 29 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event – Day 7 ESPN
Mon., November 4 8 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event Final Table ESPN2
Tues., November 5 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event Final Table ESPN

The live stream format has been a huge hit within the poker community, but has drawn some criticism from average viewers who find the slow-pace of an unedited poker tournament difficult to watch. Still with millions of dollars on the line the Live Stream does offer casual viewers a better insight into what goes on at the poker tables and the dynamics that often get lost during the editing process.

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Elder Statesmen Leaving Their Mark on the 2013 WSOP

The 2013 World Series of Poker has seen plenty of young guns make their presence felt at the poker tables at the Rio, with names like Taylor Paur, Matt Waxman, Mark Radoja, and Martin Finger winning bracelets, but the 2013 WSOP has also seen the reemergence of some of the game’s elder statesmen, as names like TJ Cloutier, Perry Green, and David Chiu are finding their way into Day 3 discussions.

Here is a look at some of the performances that have been turned in by “older” players at the 2013 WSOP:

TJ Cloutier

TJ hasn’t made any final tables at the 2013 WSOP, but he has cashed twice in just four events (he bubbled the $5k NLHE tournament last night) including a 13th place finish in a $1,500 NLHE tournament when his AK couldn’t catch-up to his opponent’s QQ.

The 73 year-old 6-time bracelet winner is approaching $10 million in career tournament earnings, and considering his recent WSOP performances, TJ doesn’t seem to be ready to hang it up just yet.

TJ also provided Cardplayer Magazine with one of the most candid interviews you’ll likely see this side of Daniel Negreanu: http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/15760-t-j-cloutier-to-hell-with-them-who-make-fun-of-my-craps-play

Perry Green

Like Cloutier, Green is another poker-playing septuagenarian, and like Cloutier it doesn’t seem like Green is going to be giving up competing at the highest level anytime soon. Best known for his runner-up finish to Stu Ungar in the 1981 WSOP Main Event (Green also made the 1991 final table) Green has been compiling an impressive list of poker accomplishments over the past 35 years.

Last night the 3-Time bracelet winner finished in 9th place in the PLO8 tournament; an impressive feat when you consider that the format was invented during the online poker era.

Tom Schneider

Schneider may be in his 50’s, but the former WSOP Player of the Year got his start in poker during the Poker Boom years, which may account for his success. So far at the 2013 WSOP Schneider has added two bracelets to his tally (giving him four for his career) and has cashed six times.

Schneider is now in the running for another WSOP Player of the Year award (which would make him the first player to win the award twice) but will have to overtake another former WSOP POY in Daniel Negreanu for the honor.

Barry Greenstein

Greenstein has three cashes at the 2013 WSOP, including his latest cash, a 3rd place showing in the PLO8 tournament (the same event Perry Green was eliminated in 9th place from. Greenstein also finished 11th in a $1,500 NLHE tournament, as he seeks bracelet #4.

The Poker Hall of Famer has been quiet in the past few years, with his last WSOP victory coming back in 2008.

David Chiu

Chiu’s poker results have been sneaky good over the years: Five WSOP bracelets, WPT Champion, $7.6 million in career tournament earnings, 1999 Tournament of Champions winner (the first ever).

So far the 2013 WSOP has been very good for David Chiu. The likely future Hall of Famer picked-up WSOP bracelet #5 in the $2,500 Seven-Card-Stud tournament and has cashed three times at the series.

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Canadian Domination at the WSOP Continues

The running tally is now at 7 bracelets in the first 28 tournaments for Team Canada at the 2013 World Series of Poker, and with over half a series still to be played the Canadians could turn-in one of the best WSOP performances ever by any country not named the USA. Canada’s bracelets have come from seven different players on a variety of poker fronts, ranging from large-field NLHE tournaments, to the Heads-Up Championship, to Mixed Games.

Canada, now with 40 WSOP bracelets all-time, is #2 on the all-time bracelet list by country trailing only the US, and is further extending their lead over everyone else, leaving the UK and their 21 bracelets in the dust with their 2013 performance. Get huge bonus on online betting with Titan Bet Bonus Code.

Here is a look at the seven tournaments that have been won by Canadian poker players at the 2013 WSOP thus far –which doesn’t include Canada’s all-time bracelet leader Daniel Negreanu’s win at the WSOP APAC back in March:

Event #3: $1,000 No Limit Holdem with single Reentry

  1. Charles Sylvestre– $491,360
  2. Seth Berger – $303,952
  3. William Guerrero — $215,107
  4. Michael Cooper — $155,706
  5. Binh Ta — $114,017
  6. Ryan Olisar — $84,459
  7. Darren Rabinowitz – $63,273
  8. Ruben Ybarra – $47,925
  9. Ping Liu — $36,705

Event #6: $1,500 No Limit Holdem Millionaire Maker tournament

  1. Benny Chen — $1,198,780
  2. Michael Bennington — $741,903
  3. Jonathan Gray — $534,506
  4. Justin Liberto — $400,408
  5. Dan Kelly — $302,104
  6. Chris Hunichen — $229,575
  7. Upeshka Desilva — $175,714
  8. Robert McVeigh — $135,467
  9. Theron Eichenberger — $105,154

Event #8: $2,500 8-Game Mixed Tournament

  1. Michael Malm — $225,104
  2. Steven Wolansky — $139,034
  3. Greg Mueller — $89,673
  4. Eric Crain — $64,975
  5. Michael Hurey — $47,771
  6. Dario Alioto — $35,634
  7. Mike Wattel — $26,966
  8. Marco Johnson — $20,699

Event #11: $2,500 No Limit Holdem 6-Max

  1. Levi Berger – $473,019
  2. Scott Clements – $292,339
  3. Ben Palmer – $185,426
  4. Eddy Sabat – $121,711
  5. Jacob Bazeley – $82,297
  6. David Gonia – $57,282

Event #16: $10,000 No Limit Holdem Heads-Up Championship

  1. Mark Radoja – $331,190
  2. Don Nguyen – $204,648
  3. Justin Bonomo – $110,485
  4. Ben Sulsky – $110,485

Event #20: $1,500 Omaha 8 or better

  1. Calen McNeil – $277,274
  2. Can Kim Hua – $171,577
  3. Todd Brunson – $107,349
  4. Joe Ford – $77,917
  5. Tony Ma – $57,521
  6. Stephen Chidwick – $43,120
  7. John Monnette – $32,798
  8. Won Goag – $25,283
  9. Dao Bac – $19,753

Event #28: $1,500 No Limit Holdem

  1. Jason Duval — $521,202
  2. Majid Yahyaei — $324,442
  3. Masayuki Nagata — $225,521
  4. James Lee — $162,420
  5. Tommy Townsend — $118,707
  6. Dan Martin — $87,813
  7. Stephen Bartlett — $65,813
  8. Daniel Bishop — $49,952
  9. Joseph Cappuccio — $38,360

*Resources: www.wsop.com, www.thehendonmob.com

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