Ole Schemion Bags Himself a Cool $317,740

Ole Schemion is more than $300,000 richer thanks to winning yet another major online poker tournament

Ole Schemion is regarded as one of the best no-limit hold’em poker tournament players in the world. The talented German is both feared and revered in equal measure. He has more than $16.3 million in live earnings and several more millions from online poker.

Schemion added to his already glowing reputation this week by banking another $317,740. This was his reward for taking down a $10,300 buy-in event at GGPoker.

The Super MILLION$ is a weekly tournament that shuffles up and deals every Sunday evening. The $10,300 buy-in means only the world’s best players enter, although a few satellite winners also compete. Play ends on Day 1 when only nine players remain. It resumes on the following Tuesday where it plays out, with Twitch coverage, until it crowns a champion.

Schemion Seventh In Chips at the Final Table

Place Player Country Chips
1 Matthias Eibinger Austria 4,682,658
2 MrGambol Austria 2,804,492
3 Stephen Chidwick Canada 1,819,482
4 Nator Mexico 1,246,329
5 Philippe DAuteuil Canada 1,064,610
6 Brunno Albuquerque Brazil 1,012,036
7 Ole Schemion Austria 893,269
8 David Miscikowski Mexico 811,422
9 Sean Winter Canada 765,702

Schemion sat down at the star-studded final table seventh in chips with around 18 big blinds in his stack. It wasn’t a precarious position, but Schemion’s strength comes from his big stack play. There are few players with the ability to wield a big stack like this German.

The tournament lost its first player on the very first hand of the final table. Matthias Eibinger raised to 100,000 at the 20,000/40,000/5,000a level. Philippe DAuteuil three-bet all-in for 1,058,610. David Miscikowski called off his 805,422 and Eibinger folded. It was ace-king for Miscikowski and pocket kings for DAutueil. The kings held and Miscikowski busted.

Sean Winter fell in eighth after a clash with Schemion. This hand bolstered Schemion’s stack and gave him much more freedom to play poker. Winter committed his short stack with ace-deuce and couldn’t get there against Schemion’s dominating ace-queen.

Mexico’s “Nator” was next to feel the German’s wrath. He must have had enough of Schemion attacking his blinds relentlessly and three-bet all-in for 20 big blinds with only ten-trey when his blinds were raised again. Schemion called the shove with pocket eights and Nator crashed out.

Brazil’s Brunno Albuquerque busted in sixth for $89,180 with DAuteuil netting $114,982 a few minutes later. That fifth-place finished weighed in at $114,982, a great result considering he won a $100 satellite to play in this event.

Chidwick’s Impressive Run Ends

Stephen Chidwick’s tournament ended in fourth place, only a week after finishing second in this tournament. Chidwick’s move with ace-nine ran into the pocket kings of Eibinger and he collected $148,248.

Third place and $191,193 went to Eibinger who was another Schemion victim. Eibinger’s pocket sixes lost a coinflip against his foe’s ace-seven when the board four flushed with hearts.

The final hand saw “MrGambol” min-raise to 400,000 and Schemion three-bet to 1,200,000. MrGambol reacted with a 5,192,376 all-in bet which his German opponent called. It was pocket fives for MrGambol and kings for Schemion. The board ran out ace-high, safe for the cowboys, and MrGambol busted in second place for $246,440.

Schemion helped himself to the $317,740 top prize, yet another six-figure score.

Super MILLION$ Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Ole Schemion Austria $317,740
2 MrGambol Austria $246,440
3 Matthias Eibinger Austria $191,193
4 Stephen Chidwick Canada $148,248
5 Philippe DAuteuil Canada $114,982
6 Brunno Albuquerque Brazil $89,180
7 Nator Mexico $69,168
8 Sean Winter Canada $53,647
9 David Miscikowski Mexico $41,608

*countries as displayed in the GGPoker client

The next Super MILLION$ is the 20th edition and has $1.5 million guaranteed. The players mentioned in this recap will, no doubt, compete, and be in the hunt for a $300,00+ prize.

Twenty-nine players are already registered for it in advance. Look out for such luminaries as Pascal Hartmann, Kristen Bicknell, Alex Foxen, and Artur Martirosian.

Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt

If it’s something you can play online for real money, chances are Matthew knows a bit about it. He’s been writing about slots, craps and poker for the better part of the last decade. He’s written for PokerNews, PartyPoker and many other respected online gambling websites during the last nine years.

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