Kevin Paqué Wins 2019 Master Classics of Poker Main Event

The 346 entries to the €4,300 buy-in series finale had produced a prizepool of €1,370,155, the final table of nine including German poker legend Ole Schemion and Jan Bednar, one of the Czech Republic’s most-travelled tournament players.

Schemion’s deep run was ended quickly, first to bust as his kings were cracked, his hopes of being the first player to land a second MCOP Main Event title dashed by Pascal Vos.

The top three spots would be looking at six-figure payouts, Vos just missing out on one of those when he exited in 4th, his ‘slow-played aces’ running afoul of a rivered straight for Greek player Paraskevas Tsokaridis.

The Greek player, who appears under a couple of different spellings in the database, walked off with a healthy €124,548 payout after losing a race to O’Dwyer, leaving the Dublin-born US pro to battle Paqué for the trophy.

Heads-up was a long, drawn-out affair, but the win would eventually go to the young Netherlands player, a rivered flush deciding things in his favour.

2019 MCOP Main Event Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (EUR)Prize (USD)
1Kevin PaquéNetherlands€260,878$287,146
2Steve O’DwyerIreland€174,421$191,983
3Paraskevas TsokaridisGreece€124,548$137,089
4Pascal VosNetherlands€95,911$105,568
5Frederico SilvaPortugal€73,441$80,836
6Jan BednarCzech Republic€56,177$61,833
7Johan RensinkNetherlands€43,023$47,355
8Shyngis SatubayevKazakhstan€33,021$36,346
9Ole SchemionGermany€25,485$28,051

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