Ole Schemion wins WPT Tournament of Champions for $440K

The German wunderkind lifted the trophy after outlasting a field of 76.

The WPT Tournament of Champions final table played out at the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor in Las Vegas with the world's elite in the room. The final ten of the event was basically a who-is-who is poker, with several bracelet winners and high-roller champions in the mix.

“It was a tough final table,” Ole told WPT media. “It was a nice game – I enjoyed it.”

2019 WPT Tournament of Champions Official Payouts

Place Player Country Prize
1 Ole Schemion Germany $440,395*
2 Tony Dunst United States $250,265
3 Ryan Tosoc United States $166,845
4 Simon Lam United States $115,945
5 Griffin Paul United States $84,140
6 Nick Schulman United States $63,890
7 Aaron Mermelstein United States $50,870
8 Dominik Nitsche Germany $42,570
9 Jonathan Little United States $37,540
10 Noah Schwartz United States $37,540
">Included $15,000 seat into the 2020 WPT Tournament of Champions.

Indeed it was a tough ride for the young German on the final table. Despite starting out as the overwhelming chip leader, he was sitting on the shortest stack in the three-handed period and was one card away from elimination. But he managed to come back and closed out the whole event, after beating Tony "Bond18" Dunst heads-up.

While Dunst frequents the commentator booth more often these days, he proved once again that he can hold his own even in the toughest fields. Nick Schulman, who enjoys his time commentating on exciting hands for PokerGO as well, also made a deep run exiting in 6th place, good for $63,890.

With this $440,395 score, Ole now stands with a $15,835,426 total live earnings.

It's safe to say that most of the guys will be busy to jump into the WSOP-action at the Rio, stay tuned for the updates!

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