Tom Schneider

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Tom Schneider
Tom Schneider 2006.jpg
Schneider at the 2006 World Series of Poker $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout.
Nickname(s)Donkey Bomber
ResidencePhoenix, Arizona, U.S.
BornDecember 24, 1959 (1959-12-24) (age 60)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
World Series of Poker
Final table(s)10
Money finish(es)34
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
36th, 2002
World Poker Tour
Final table(s)2
Money finish(es)4
Information accurate as of November 12, 2013.

Tom Schneider (born December 24, 1959 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a professional poker player from Phoenix, Arizona. Schneider is a certified public accountant and former president of a public golf company and chief financial officer for three Arizona companies before beginning his poker career in 2002. As of 2017, he is Chief Financial Officer of Loudmouth Golf [1]. He wears their sport coats on Poker Night in America TV shows. He was also the Controller for Ping Golf. He is the author of the book Oops! I Won Too Much Money: Winning Wisdom from the Boardroom to the Poker Table which provides lessons for both poker and business. Tom was the co-host of the popular poker podcast, Beyond The Table, along with Karridy Askenasy and Dan Michalski, creator and head blogger at Pokerati, where Tom was a contributing columnist.[1]

He is the father of 2 children and is married to Kathy who has 3 children from a previous marriage. Schneider is a singer-songwriter of country songs.

At the 2007 World Series of Poker Schneider won his first two WSOP bracelets, one in Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better/Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo and the second in Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo. He also made the final table of the $2,500 H.O.R.S.E. event, finishing in fourth place. These finishes earned him the 2007 WSOP Player of the Year award.[2]

On September 16, 2008, Schneider won the event #24 of the World Championship of Online Poker, a $530 buy-in No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw tournament. Schneider, who uses the name 'luvgamble' on PokerStars, bested a field of 308 to win the $42,000 first prize.[3]

Schneider won his third WSOP bracelet in the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event at the 2013 World Series of Poker, defeating Owais Ahmed heads-up to win $259,960. He then won his fourth bracelet in the $5,000 H.O.R.S.E. event defeating Benjamin Scholl. With that win, he became the first person in WSOP history to win multiple mixed game bracelets in the same WSOP event.

As of 2017, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,400,000.[4] His 46 cashes at the WSOP account for $1.6 million of those winnings.[5]

On a side note, Schneider plays an uncredited role as a poker dealer on CSI episode 16 of season 13 "Last Lady Standing". He is shown briefly in a video as a dealer of the “1998 Palermo Poker Open” Final Table.

World Series of Poker Bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2007 $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8 or Better $214,347
2007 $1,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8 or Better $147,713
2013 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. $258,960
2013 $5,000 H.O.R.S.E. $318,955


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