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When I Was A Donk – Tom Schneider

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Aug 20, 2014


In this series, Card Player asks top pros to rewind back to their humble beginnings and provide insights regarding the mistakes, leaks, and deficiencies that they had to overcome in order to improve their games. Tom Schneider is one of the most feared mixed-game tournament players in the world, having won four World Series of Poker bracelets in disciplines such as stud eight-or-better, Omaha eight-or-better, and H.O.R.S.E. He also has two World Poker Tour final table appearances on his poker resume as well. In total, the Arizona pro has earned more than $2.3 million on the tournament circuit and was the 2007 WSOP Player of the Year. Here, he explains how he often lets his aggressive nature get him into trouble. “What’s embarrassing about this story is that I had already been playing for a long time when this hand came up. I guess it would be better had this ...

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