Ole Schemion Wins WPT European Championship Main Event
17 January 2018
PokerBrave (3368 articles)

Ole “wizowizo” Schemion has added his name to the WPT Champions Cup after winning the WPT European Championship Main Event earlier this week.

The €3,300 buy-in WPT European Championship Main Event was the first televised WPT event in Europe in five years. The €1 million guaranteed prize pool Main Event attracted a total of 339 players and it was played at Casino Spielbank Berlin in Germany.

In the heads-up play Schemion defeated Michael Mrakes, who couldn’t really put up a fight against the 25-year-old German pro. In the last hand, severely short-stacked Mrakes shoved with a flush draw against Schemion’s top pair. Mrakes failed to hit his remaining outs, giving Schemion his career’s first WPT title and over €218,000 in prize money.

After this win, Schemion now sits 3rd ($13,8 million in total cashes) on Germany’s all-time tournament money list with his biggest cash dating back to 2016, when he won the EPT Monte Carlo €100,000 buy-in Super High Roller for nearly €1,6 million.

Season XVI WPT European Championship Final Table Results

1st: Ole Schemion – €218,435 ($255,352)*
2nd: Michal Mrakes – €143,845 ($178,892)
3rd: Patrice Brandt – €93,105 ($115,077)
4th: Michael Behnert – €60,730 ($74,088)
5th: Han Kuo Yong – €46,705 ($57,118)
6th: Amjad Nader – €39,010 ($47,323)

*First-prize amount includes a $15,000 seat into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions.