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Heads Up With Tom Schneider

Momentum in Tournaments

by Kristy Arnett |  Published: Sep 04, 2009


Tom Schneider is a two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, and has almost $1.6 million in tournament winnings. Most recently, he went deep in the 2009 main event, finishing 52nd out of 6,494 players, for $139,000. He sat down with Card Player TV after playing day 2A. Kristy Arnett: In the beginning stages of a tournament, when you have a table full of players you don’t know, is it profitable to try to run bluffs? Tom Schneider: As good poker players do, I try to assess the players at the table and see who I can and cannot bluff. There were a few players at my table who I felt I could bluff pretty easily. If I thought they were coming into a lot of pots, their holdings were going to be a lot weaker, so they’d be easier to bluff, since they weren’t going to have much of ...

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