The controversy has finally been settled at the Partouche Poker Tour, though it is still to be the last event. The last ever winner turned out to be the German poker professional Ole Schemion who not only managed to navigate his way past the entire field, but also beat a top class final table that included players such as Dan O’Brien and Aaron Lim.
In doing so he won 1,172,850 Euros along with the title. This was his biggest ever live tournament score, though he had earned around $300k in winnings throughout his poker career. Of those winnings, 54,000 came at the EPT Berlin in 2011 which was his first ever tournament cash. He carried that on into this year by winning the exact event and took 68,000 home on that occasion. He then had a successful tournament in the EPT Barcelona Main Event, though he just missed out on the final table, that result gave him another 55k Euros.
In this event he managed to get heads up with the Russian girl Karen Sarkisyan, and it didn’t really last too long as he had a massive chip advantage going into it. Before that though, he had to beat off the likes of Aaron Lim, Marcello Marigliano and top poker pro Dan O’Brien.
The Final Standings:
1st – Ole Schemion: €1,172,850
2nd – Karen Sarkisyan: €693,494
3rd – Aaron Lim: €417,499
4th – Dan O’Brien: €341,991
5th – Marcello Marigliano: €267,492
6th – Fabrice Touil: €223,498
The World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris
Many of the players at the Partouche Poker Tour really do not have to go too far to find their next event, with many of them already having decided to play at the WPT Grand Prix de Paris.
This tournament is all set to break last year’s attendance of 312 players for the 7,500 Euro Main Event, with last year’s winner being Matt Waxman who won 500k for his troubles. He managed to beat off a very talented final table that included such names as Hugo Lemaire and Martin Jacobson.
This year the Main Event has the same buy-in, though it will also allow re-buys, which means that anyone who gets eliminated on the first flight of Day 1 can have another shot if they wish on the second flight…at the cost of another buy-in of course.
This should almost guarantee a bigger prize pool than last year’s 2,200.000 Euros, with it expected to be completely smashed.
So let us keep you firmly up to date with the entire goings on concerning this event, we just hope it doesn’t have the same level of controversy as the Partouche Poker Tour Event.