Ole Schemion Wins Partouche Poker Tour For $1.47 Million

Ole Schemion Wins Partouche Poker Tour For $1.47 Million Germany’s Ole Schemion has won the Partouche Poker Tour, after defeating a field of 573 players over 5 days to lift the title, and collect the €1,172,850 ($1,473,769) first place prize.
As the €8,500 buy-in main event reached its six handed final table, Russian pro Karen Sarkisyan (3.99m) was lying in pole position, followed by Ole Schemion in 2nd spot (3.51m). Also in contention was Italian Marcello Marigliano (3.165m), France’s Fabrice Touil (2.555m), American Dan O´Brien (2.5m) and Australia’s Aaron Lim (1.47m).
First to leave the arena was Fabrice Touil in 6th (€280,841), who pushed his short-stack with pocket fours into the A-10 of Ole Schemion with a 10 hitting on the flop. Marcello Marigliano then followed suit after his pocket Jacks found the pocket Kings of Schemion, and so took home €336,123 for his 5th place finish.
Continuing his steamroll of the final table, Schemion´s A-K bested O´Briens pocket nines to eliminate the American in 4th (€429,736), while Aaron Lim had considerably less luck with his Big Slick after finding Ole Schemion holding pocket rockets, and so had to make do with a 3rd place finish worth €524,617.
As the heads-up phase of the competition got underway, Schemion held a 13.5m to 3.5m advantage over Karen Sarkisyan and before long the final hand of the tournament was played. Sarkisyan with Ah-9c went all-in on a 7h-8h-9h-6c board but found Ole Schemion was sitting on Kh-2h and a made flush. A harmless Js then fell on the river to relegate Sarkisyan to a runner-up finish worth €871,424, while Ole Schemion was crowned the last ever Partouche Poker Tour Main Event Champion. With his latest victory in Cannes the German pro now has $1,781,258 in live tournament cashes to his name.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1 Ole Schemion     €1,473,769
2 Karen Sarkisyan €871,424
3 Aaron Lim     €524,617
4 Dan O´Brien     €429,736
5 Marcello Marigliano €336,123
6 Fabrice Touil €280,841

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