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Ole Schemion Bags Himself a Cool $317,740
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
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
*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.