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Ole Schemion Wins 2016 European Poker Tour Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller

German Pro Tops 61-Entry Field To Win €1,597,800


Ole Schemion has emerged victorious in the 2016 European Poker Tour Grand Final €100,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em super high roller. The 23-year-old German poker pro topped a field of 61 total entries to capture his 12th live tournament title and the top payout of €1,597,800 ($1,829,002 USD).

This was the fourth seven-figure score of Schemion’s career and it brought his lifetime live tournaments earnings to more than $10 million.

Schemion came into the final table in fourth chip position, but was able to survive to heads-up play against 25-year-old Italian tournament superstar Mustapha Kanit, who won the €25,750 EPT Dublin high roller earlier this year. Schemion began with nearly 9 million in chips to Kanit’s 6.3 million. The two struck a deal that saw Schemion lock up€1,547,800 while Kanit would receive at least €1,462,000. That left €50,000 and the trophy to play for.

Schemion was able to quickly extend his lead. In the end the final hand was a bit of a cooler, with Kanit picking up pocket sevens and getting all-in only to find that Schemion had been dealt pocket queens. The board ran out KSpade SuitQSpade Suit2Club Suit9Spade Suit7Club Suit, giving both players sets but keeping Schemion in the lead.

With that Kanit was sent to the rail as the runner up, taking home the previously mentioned massive sum as well as 600 Card Player Player of the Year points. This was Kanit’s third final table of the year and as a result he has moved into 25th place in the overall standings.

Eighth-place finisher Ivan Luca also jumped in the rankings as a result of making this final table. The 120 points he earned at his seventh final table of the year where enough to see him climb to the number eight spot on the leader board.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Ole Schemion $1,829,002 720
2 Mustapha Kanit $1,673,551 600
3 Ali Reza Fatehi $948,384 480
4 Igor Kurganov $718,070 360
5 Paul Newey $555,523 300
6 Stephen Chidwick $433,555 240
7 Samuel Greenwood $345,493 180
8 Ivan Luca $271,008 120

Photo courtesy of PokerStars / Neil Stoddart.