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Ole Schemion Wins WPT European Championship

Tags: Michal Mrakes, Ole Schemion, World Poker Tour.
Posted on 17 January 2018 by "T".

Earlier this week, German poker pro Ole Schemion won the first-ever World Poker Tour European Championship Main Event for to secure his first WPT title, €218,435 in prize money and a $15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions ticket. 

The tournament was played at Casino Spielbank in Berlin, Germany and drew a field of 339 players, who battled for a share of the massive €1,000,100 prize pool!

Schemion started the final table tied at the top of the chip counts with Han Kuo. Things didn't go so well for Kuo though, as he was sent packing already in 5th place. Schemion, on the other hand, was responsible for 2 eliminations leading up to heads-up against Czech Republic poker star Michal Mrakes, who has more than $1 million in cashes since last year.

Schemion started the battle with a 2-1 lead and managed to get the job done in just 20 hands! In the final hand, Mrakes shoved with a flush draw on the flop and Schemion called with a top pair of kings. The turn and river cards didn't help Mrakes improve his hand and he was eliminated in second place for a €143,845.

Schemion, 25, now sits third on Germany's all-time tournament money list with an incredible $13.8 million in total earnings! His biggest cash occurred in 2016 when he took down the EPT Monte Carlo €100,000 buy-in event for almost €1.6 million!

Season XVI WPT European Championship Final Table Results
1st: Ole Schemion - €218,435 ($255,352)*
2nd: Michal Mrakes - €143,845 ($178,892)
3rd: Patrice Brandt - €93,105 ($115,077)
4th: Michael Behnert - €60,730 ($74,088)
5th: Han Kuo Yong - €46,705 ($57,118)
6th: Amjad Nader - €39,010 ($47,323)

*First-prize amount includes a $15,000 seat into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions.


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8 comments on "Ole Schemion Wins WPT European Championship"

 doubletop77717/01/2018 09:51:46 GMT
Many congratulations to Ole Schemion on winning this event and the first prize of $255,352. It is quite remarkable that this takes his career tournament winnings to $13.8 million
 pochui17/01/2018 12:37:30 GMT
well there you go- another already well known name gets his hands on the title and a quarter of a million on top of the trophy. kinda nice to see a so called household name winning some bigger event, just to confirm that status poker pro does mean sth and not just rookies win major titles
 Tony_MON7ANA17/01/2018 20:23:32 GMT
My most sincere congratulations go out to Ole Schemion on winning the WPT European Championship event. German players are a force to reckon with. You will almost always notice one or more Germans at the top of the payouts.
 CALICUL17/01/2018 20:35:42 GMT
another news with a player who wins a live poker tournament. Germans have enough good players, have a good material situation and earns live tournaments every year. This is not abnormal, it's just a beautiful performance. 1st place is very good in this world of poker. Good Job for Ole Schemion.
 Fakiry18/01/2018 08:59:34 GMT
When i started reading i thought Schemion was a newbie on these fields, but having his name in third place on the german all-time tourny money list isn't something for a rookie, he's more like a nebula, a starting star, taking in consideration his age. Good for him!
 Mober18/01/2018 09:06:42 GMT
Another one with a very good prize.
Ad the time goes i keep hearing of players that i have never heard of before,
with winnings of more than ten millions.
This game is gonna make more millionaires in the near future. Smile
Will any of them be, a brm member? Smile
 Calmplay19/01/2018 15:42:18 GMT
Ole ole ole, congrats Ole Cool

 Sandmanilo19/01/2018 19:18:29 GMT
Congratulations to Ole Schemion on winning the World Poker Tour European Championship Main Event. It's a very big and prestigious tournament, lots of pros are willing to win such kind of tourney. Also it's good to see Michal Mrakes finishing in top-5. Remember him playing at the final table of the Pokerstars Championship Prague few months ago.

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