EPT9 Grand Final: The rise and rise of Ole Schemion
Ole Schemion was one of the breakout tournament players of 2012 racking up more than $2m in twelve months, and he's not doing too bad in 2013 either. The young German finished fourth in the $25,000 High Roller at the PCA for $354,860 in January and just last month won $201,206 in another $5k tournament.
Yesterday, Schemion took his yearly total to three-quarters of a million dollars after winning €59,200 in the €5k PLO, beating Artem Litvinov into a runner-up spot - his second of the festival - while two-time WSOP winner JP Kelly took third place.
EPT9 Monaco, event #16
Date: 8-9 May, 2013
Prize pool: €160,050
1. Ole Schemion, Germany, €59,200
2. Artem Litvinov, Russia, €38,400
3. JP Kelly, UK, €22,400
4. Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Germany, €16,000
5. Roman Verenko, Ukraine, €12,800
6. Alan Smurfit, Ireland, €11,250
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Rick Dacey is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.