Ole Schemion Wins Triton London $50,000 Event For $1.35 Million

A decade ago, Ole Schemion made his first cash in a live high-roller event. With a successful poker career, two World Poker Tour championships, and a World Series of Poker bracelet, the 30-year-old German poker pro arrived at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House for the 2023 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London with impressive tournament earnings of nearly $17.7 million.

Although Schemion had achieved remarkable success in various poker events, he had not participated in any Triton events until this London stop. Despite not finding success in the first three events, Schemion’s determination paid off when he outlasted a competitive field of 112 entries to claim victory in the Triton London $50,000 eight-max no-limit hold’em event. This win earned him the prestigious title and a substantial prize of $1,350,000.

When asked why he had not attended a Triton stop before, Schemion explained that he had been taking it easy and playing less over the past few years. However, he made the decision to participate in the London event and emerged triumphant.

This remarkable win marked Schemion’s fifth seven-figure score, further solidifying his position as a prominent figure in the poker world. The victory also elevated his total earnings to over $19 million, ranking him in sixth place on the German all-time money list.

The intense event took two days to complete, and as the tournament progressed, many top players, including Sam Grafton, Sean Perry, Linus Loeliger, Isaac Haxton, Mikita Badziakouski, Erik Seidel, Lucas Greenwood, and Danny Tang, made deep runs but fell short of reaching the final table.

At the final table, Schemion held the largest stack among the remaining eight contenders, demonstrating his exceptional skills and strategic prowess. In a series of thrilling showdowns, he managed to eliminate formidable opponents one by one.

Schemion’s final hand saw him go head-to-head with Dao Minh Phu in a gripping heads-up battle. With 17,800,000 chips to Phu’s 4,600,000, Schemion initially held a significant advantage. Although Phu secured a double-up, Schemion’s relentless determination eventually led to his victory. In the end, Schemion held a winning pair of nines, securing him the title and a remarkable prize of $1,350,000. Dao Minh Phu, the runner-up, achieved an impressive payday of $915,000, marking the second-largest score of his poker career.

With this momentous win in a Triton event, Ole Schemion continues to prove his expertise in the poker world and adds another remarkable achievement to his already illustrious career.

Event #5 – NLH – 8-Handed
Entries: 112 (inc 73 re-entries)
Prize pool: $5,600,000

1 – Ole Schemion, Germany – $1,350,000
2 – Dao Minh Phu, Vietnam – $915,000
3 – Roberto Perez, Spain – $604,000
4 – Orpen Kisacikoglu, Turkey – $497,000
5 – Jamil Wakil, Canada – $400,000
6 – Leon Sturm, Germany – $313,000
7 – Nacho Barbero, Argentina – $235,000
8 – David Yan, New Zealand – $173,000
9 – Danny Tang, Hong Kong – $134,000

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