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

Place Player Country Prize (EUR) Prize (USD)
1 Kevin Paqué Netherlands €260,878 $287,146
2 Steve O’Dwyer Ireland €174,421 $191,983
3 Paraskevas Tsokaridis Greece €124,548 $137,089
4 Pascal Vos Netherlands €95,911 $105,568
5 Frederico Silva Portugal €73,441 $80,836
6 Jan Bednar Czech Republic €56,177 $61,833
7 Johan Rensink Netherlands €43,023 $47,355
8 Shyngis Satubayev Kazakhstan €33,021 $36,346
9 Ole Schemion Germany €25,485 $28,051

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