Ole Schemion and Other EPT Grand Final Stories

Coming on the wings of his victory in the €100k Super High Roller, Ole Schemion is going for his second victory against Fabian Quoss (source: PokerStars Blog)
Coming on the wings of his victory in the €100k Super High Roller, Ole Schemion is going for his second victory against Fabian Quoss (source: PokerStars Blog)

The 2016 EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo is in the full swing. A couple of days ago, Chance Kornuth claimed the victory in the €10k High Roller event, banking €351,000, but that was just the beginning of the festivities. A lot has happened since and the man everybody’s talking about is none other than Ole Schemion.

Back to back victories for Ole Schemion?

Things are really looking good for the young German at this year’s EPT Grand Final. He started with the victory in the €100,000 Super High Roller, banking €1.6 million (around $1.8 million) and he has already locked at least second place finish in the €50k Single-Day High Roller tournament.

In the first event, Ole had to outlast total of 61 entries (46 original players and 15 reentries) in order to claim the title. By the time they reached the final table, Schemion found himself in the company of his good friend and a poker crusher in his own right Mustapha Kanit, Russian high roller Igor Kurganov, UK multimillionaire businessman and poker aficionado Paul Newey, and a few other big names.

Mustapha Kanit, Ole's last obstacle on his way to the first EPT Grand Final victory (source: sport1.de)
Mustapha Kanit, Ole’s last obstacle on his way to the first EPT Grand Final victory (source: sport1.de)

Despite formidable opposition, the German was able to hold his own, seeing the rest of the competition to the rail, until it was down to just him and Kanit. The two struck the deal, leaving €50,000 and title on the table. In the end, Schemion was able to eliminate the last obstacle when his pocket Queens held against Mustapha’s pocket Sevens and that was all she wrote. Kanit swas still very happy about the result.

Going two for two

Yesterday saw the start of the Single Day High Roller event but, as it turned out, the play had to be extended for another day. There was a total of 70 entries in this event (62 original and eight reentries) and despite playing for seventeen hours straight the tournament was not concluded.

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It was 5:30 in the morning when Ole Schemion and the only other remaining player Fabian Quoss paused the play for the day. They will return tonight at 9pm for the final heads-up confrontation. The runner up will receive €713,100, while the champion will boost his bankroll by €993,200.

Ole Schemion going two for two tonight. Can he outlast Fabian Quoss for another title?
Ole Schemion going two for two tonight. Can he outlast Fabian Quoss for another title? (source: sport1.de)

Statistically speaking, Ole will be coming back the favorite as he has 3.5 million more chips than Fabian. On top of that, he is clearly on a heater, so I wouldn’t bet against him winning.

Schemion’s live results

With his Super High roller victory, Ole Schemion passed the $10 million mark on his Hendon Mob page. Tonight, he is guaranteed to add another cool million or so to his total. The German superstar has a number of other big cashes to his name, most notably the victory in the 2012 Partouche Poker Tour Grand Final in Cannes good for almost $1.5 million as well as 2015 Aussie Millions Challenge win which brought him close to $1.1 million.

EPT Grand Final Main Event

The Main Event of EPT in Monte Carlo has entered its Day 2. Total of 1,091 registered for the event, making this the biggest Grand Final in the history of PokerStars European Poker Tour. Not surprisingly, many big names are roaming the tournament floor, including Liv Boeree, Jason Mercier, Vanessa Selbst, Patrik Antonius, and Ole Schemion himself.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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