Ole Schemion Triumphs at 2016 EPT Monte Carlo Super High Roller

Ole Schemion has won the 2016 EPT Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller, after defeating a field of 46 players over three days on his way to claiming the prestigious title, and walking away with its €1,597,800 ($1,807,078) first place prize. Schemion was already one of Germany’s most successfully poker players prior to the victory, but having now claimed the biggest score of his professional career has now moved to number two on Germany’s all-time money list with $10,103,891 in winnings.
The EPT Super High Roller event was held at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel, with its 46 entries and 15 rebuys helping to create a prize pool worth €5,978,000 ($6,760,990). By the time the final table of eight had been reached, Ole Schemion was the fourth biggest stack still in contention, just behind Mustapha Kanit in third spot.
Kanit (Q-Q) then eliminated Ivan Luca (J-J) in 8th, before doing likewise to Sam Greenwood in 7th, and Igor Kurganov in 4th. Meanwhile, Schemion took care of Paul Newey in 5th, and after his A-10 saw off Ali Reza Fatehi (5-5) in 3rd, it was left to Schemion and Kanit to then battle it out for the title.
As the heads-up phase of the competition got underway, Schemion had almost a third more chips than his opponent, and a deal was subsequently struck in which Schemion was guaranteed €1,547,800 to Kanit’s €1,462,000, with €50,000 and the trophy earmarked for the eventual winner.
Not long later, the deciding hand was subsequently played with Kanit moving all-in preflop holding pocket sevens, only to be called by Schemion with pocket queens. The K-Q-2-9-7 board then sealed the deal to relegate Kanit to a runner-up finish, while the German pro claimed the Monte Carlo Super High Roller title.
Final Table Results:
1: Ole Schemion, €1,597,800
2: Mustaphan Kanit, €1,462,000
3: Ali Reza Fatehi, €828,500
4: Igor Kurganov, €627,300
5: Paul Newey, €485,300
6: Stephen Chidwick, €378,750
7: Sam Greenwood, €301,820
8: Ivan Luca, €236,750

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