The board read and there was about 10,000 in the middle. Tom Schneider had checked, and Greg Raymer had set out a column of chips representing about a pot-sized bet. Schneider tanked for some time, looking over the 12,000 or so he had behind.
Finally he folded his face up. The Fossilman hesitated for a moment before responding. "That's a helluva fold," said Raymer, showing his .
"Wow," was the general consensus around the table. "I've flopped sets twice now," said Schneider with a grim grin. "You don't want to flop sets, they're no good," he added. "Yes, I'm waiting for Day 4," said Olivier Busquet from across the table, eliciting some laughs.
"That's how you become player of the year," said Raymer, referring to Schneider's 2007 WSOP POY performance. "You know where you are at, and you make good reads."
The conversation continued, with some confessing they wouldn't have been able to let go of Schneider's hand. Meanwhile the Donkey Bomber just shook his head as he attempted to find at least some humor in the situation.
"I did have one out," he grinned.
Schneider is making good reads, but is hoping to get rewarded for doing so soon. While he sits on the short stack, Raymer is back up to around 32,000.