Tuesday June 4, 2019 at 12:56 pm

German pro Ole Schemion outlasted a field of 76 runners at the 2019 Baccarat Crystal WPT Tournament of Champions to win a first place prize worth $440,395. He defeated Tony Dunst heads-up for the WPT TOC title. Also at the final table were Simon Lam, Nick Schulman, Griffin Paul, and Ryan Tosoc.

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Ship it to Germany. Again. Ole Schemion is no stranger to the winner's circle. He's taken that spot too many times to count. He's one of those Germans who cracked the poker code. Some of the best of the best of the World Poker Tour took their shots at Ole Schemion, but none of them could defeat him. Dapper Tony Dunst and his sharp suits came close... but no cigar. Dunst had to settle on a runner-up finish while the German went all the way to the Promised Land. Once again.

The 2019 World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions is a freeroll for anyone who won an even on the current season of the WPT. Any other former champions have to pony up $15,000 to play. This year, a total of 76 runners took part of the 2019 Tournament of Champions.

The final table included Simon Lam, Nick Schulman, Griffin Paul, Ryan Tosoc, Tony Dunst and Ole Schemion.

Ole Schemion waltzed into the final table with a monstrous stack with nearly 1.9M, or almost half the chips in play. Ryan Tosoc was the closest and trailed by 1.3M. Tony Dunst was not far behind Tosoc with 475K.

Nick Schulman came in as the short stack with under a quarter-mil in chips. Griffin Paul and Simon Lam were not far behind him.

Short-stacked Nick Schulman busted on the 17th hand. He tried to double up with Ace-Jack but got outflopped by Tosoc's King-Queen.

Griffin Paul hit the bricks in fifth place when his Big Slick lost to Tony Dunst's pocket fives. Dunst flopped a set of fives on an all spades board. Paul held the Carte Roi de pique for a flush draw. He whiffed on the flush and missed the overs. Dunst dodged a hailstorm of bullets to win the pot. Paul took home $84,140 for fifth place.

Ole Schemion got it all-in with a straight flush draw with Carte 6 de trèfleCarte 5 de trèfle against Simon Lam's top pair. Schemion turned a ten0high flush and Lam failed to improve. Lam hit the road in fourth place, which paid out $116K.

At one point the final three were nearly even in chips. Dunst pulled away with the lead. Schemion and Tosoc rumbled. Both got it all-in with flush and gutterball draws. Schemion's Carte Roi de cœur:2: prevailed over Tosoc's Carte Dame de cœurCarte 7 de cœur:. Tosoc banked $166,845 for third place.

When heads-up began, Dunst trailed 2.1M to 1.7M. Heads-up only last 17 hands before Schemion put away Dunst. Schemion flopped the joint with Carte Dame de piqueCarte 9 de pique against a pair of flopped Kings for Dunst. Schemion held on to win the pot and the tournament. Dunst banked $250,265 for second place. Not too shabby, eh?

German pro Ole Schemion earned a first-place payout worth $440,395. He has now won over $15.8 million in his career.

2019 WPT Tournament of Champions

Buy-in: $15,000

Entrants: 76

Prize Pool: $1,290,000

Payouts: 10

 

Final Table Payouts:

1. Ole Schemion $440,395

2. Tony Dunst $250,265

3. Ryan Tosoc $166,845

4. Simon Lam $115,945

5. Griffin Paul $84,140

6. Nick Schulman $63,890

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