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Schemion Tops Kanit in €100k SHR; On Brink of €50k HR Double
In 2012, the name Ole Schemion was on everyone's lips after he stormed onto the poker scene with a win in the final Partouche Poker Tour main event.
An unparalleled stretch of success over the next year with 14 more final tables kept everybody buzzing as he was named the GPI Player of the Year and solidified his wunderkind status.
While the past year may have been a bit quieter, results-wise, Schemion showed his poker talent hasn't exactly faded into the woodwork as he rolled to a win in the €100,000 Super High Roller at the EPT Grand Final over the weekend.
Not only did Schemion win and collect €1,547,800 after a two-handed deal, he edged out one of the "new breed" of poker superstars, Mustapha Kanit, who has grabbed some of Schemion's headlines.
Still #2 All-Time, Shooting for 50k Double
One of the few elite German players not a part of the new Global Poker League, Schemion still holds down the #2 spot on the all-time German money list with over $10m in earnings.
Fields don't get much more elite than the 46 players in the Grand Final €100k and Schemion dispatched them all, including Kanit, Igor Kurganov and Stephen Chidwick at the final table.
He'll add even more to his total when the €50k Single-Day High Roller plays out today as he's the chip leader over Fabian Quoss with just two players left.
The two played heads-up until 5:30 in the morning and will return to play it out this evening after Day 2 of the Main Event is over.
Kanit, the #1 overall pick in the GPL draft, collected €1,462,000 for his runner-up finish. Full final-table results and payouts for the SHR:
EPT Grand Final super high roller
Dates: April 28-30, 2016
Buy in: €100,000
Entries: 61 (46 players plus 15 re-entries)
Prize pool: €5,918,220
1 - Ole Schemion, Germany, €1,597,800*
2 - Mustapha Kanit, Italy, €1,462,000*
3 - Ali Reza Fatehi, Iran, €828,500
4 - Igor Kurganov, Russia, €627,300
5 - Paul Newey, United Kingdom, €485,300
6 - Stephen Chidwick, United Kingdom, €378,750
7 - Sam Greenwood, Canada, €301,820
8 - Ivan Luca, Argentina, €236,750
Check the live updates from the 50K later today on the PokerStars blog.