Tom Schneider captured his third World Series of Poker gold bracelet, defeating Owais Ahmed in a short heads-up match. Schneider topped a field of 862 runners to add a H.O.R.S.E. bracelet to the ones he won in Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo Eight or Better and Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo Eight or Better.
Coming into Day 3, Schneider ranked fifth in chips with 21 players remaining. He continued to hover around the top stacks for the majority of the day, and he all but assured his victory with this hand, which vaulted him from simply the chip leader to having more than 80 percent of the chips in play.
Both of his opponents were left with just a handful of big bets after that, and it was only a matter of time before Schneider finished them each off. On the final hand Schneider made a seven-five in Razz to eliminate Owais Ahmed, who will pass the $1 million mark in recorded tournament cashes.
Schneider, the 2007 WSOP Player of the Year, will add $258,960 to a career winnings tally that already exceeds $1.7 million. He topped a final table that included bracelet winners Ahmed (one), Frankie O'Dell (two, finished fifth) and Rep Porter (two, finished fourth).