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Sunday Briefing: Ole "wizowizo” Schemion Wins a WCOOP Event

Ole Schemion

Ole “wizowizo” Schemion, one of the world’s best no-limit hold’em poker tournament players, took down a World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) event at PokerStars on Sept. 9th, turning $2,100 into a cool $112,235 as a result.

PokerStars WCOOP-33-H: $2,100 NLHE 6-Max

DateSeptember 9th
Prize pool$588,000

Schemion may be better known as a live poker tournament players these days, but he showed he still has what it takes to rub shoulders with the online poker’s elite when he topped a field of 294 in the WCOOP-33-H: $2,100 NLHE 6-Max event.

The entry list read like a who’s who of online poker, as you would expect from such a high buy-in affair. Superstars Anton “antesvante” Wigg and Dario “Secret_M0d3” Sammartino narrowly missed out on a final table appearance after falling in ninth and seventh place, respectively.

Sweden’s “IsnapUcry” busted in sixth place for a $25,113 score before two Mexico-based grinders fell by the wayside. British pro Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson exited in fifth place for $33,881 with Sergi “srzakgirona” Reixach seeing his tournament end in fourth place for $45,708.

Third place and $61,665 went to poker refugee Matt “mwj006” Wakeman. Now living in Canada, Wakeman emigrated from his native Australia in order to continue his career as a professional poker player. On this result alone, it looks like it was a good decision.

Wakema’s exit left Bengt “pkrbt” Sonnert and Schemon as the last two players standing. No deal was struck despite a pay jump of $29,000 so when Schemion sent Sonnert to the rail, the runner-up scooped $83,193 and Schemion secured a $112,235 payday.

1Ole “wizowizo” SchemionAustria$112,235
2Bengt “pkrbt” SonnertSweden$83,193
3Matt “mjw006” WakemanCanada$61,665
4Sergi “srxakgirona” ReixachMexico$45,708
5Scott “Aggro Santos” MargeresonMexico$33,881

PokerStars WCOOP-27-H: $5,200 PLO 6-Max High Roller

DateSeptember 9th
Prize pool$960,000

Tom “tjbentham” Bentham has won millions playing high stakes cash games over the years and he showed he can mix it up at the tournament tables too. Bentham came out on top of a 192-strong field in the WCOOP-27-H: $5,200 PLO 6-Max High Roller event to get his hands on a massive $191,476 score.

Bentham defeated Bulgaria’s “terror777727” heads-up to secure the title, resigning the runner-up to a still huge $144,736. The $960,000 prize pool was so substantial that even third-place finisher “Cobus85”, who fired two $5,200 bullets, walked away with $109,406.

German pro “lissi stinkt” was the fourth-place finisher, a position worth $82,699 while “dantegoryaF” and “Maathematixx” busted in fifth and sixth place for impressive scores of $62,512 and $47,253 respectively.

1Tom “tjbentham” BenthamUnited Kingdom$191,476
4lissi stinktGermany$82,699

partypoker POWERFEST #049-SHR: $1M Gtd Championship Event PKO

DateSeptember 9th
Prize pool$1,035,300

“BackDoorMat” secured the largest prize at partypoker this weekend courtesy of taking down the POWERFEST #049-SHR: $1M Gtd Championship Event PKO, a $5,200 buy-in tournament that saw 203 players buy in.

Such is the nature of PKO events, some of the bounty payments for those who reached the eight-handed final table were nothing short of huge. In fact, BackDoorMat claimed $124,698 worth of bounties, which was over $20,000 more than they collected for winning the tournament overall!

UK-based Spaniard Sergio “nomoneynoglory” Aido was the tournament’s runner-up. Aido banked a combined $127,008 for his second-place finish, a sum boosted by the $51,898 worth of bounties he collected along the way.

Others who reached the final table included Oliver “sk2ll_M0dr” Weis, who busted in sixth place for a combined score of $33,096, and partypoker ambassador Patrick “Patrick_Leonard” Leonard, who finished in fifth place for a total of $38,718. It's been a good month for Leonard, who also won a POWERFEST event last week.

PlacePlayerPrizeBounty paymentTotal prize
2Sergio “nomoneynoglory” Aido$75,110$51,898$127,008
5Patrick “Patrick_Leonard” Leonard$27,912$10,806$38,718
6Oliver “sk2ll_m0dr” Weis$21,315$11,781$33,096

partypoker POWERFEST #051-HR: $1M Gtd Championship Event PKO

DateSeptember 9th
Prize pool$1,021,020

“Paul_Folders” won their second POWERFEST event of the current series when they added the partypoker POWERFEST #051-HR: $1M Gtd Championship Event PKO title to the Event #013 gong they collected at the start of the three-week festival.

The last victory was worth $24,906 to Paul_Folders, but this latest win weighed in at a massive $148,831 when bounty payments were taken into consideration.

Each of the final table members received at least $6,506 for their effort, plus potentially substantial bounty scores. Finnish star Sami “LarsLuzak1” Kelopuro finished in eighth place for $6,506 plus $260 worth of bounties, with Rodrigo “sonmonedas” Perez crashing out in seventh place for a combined $12,989.

By the time heads-up was reached, the players were guaranteed at least $61,661 and this is the sum awarded to runner-up “jarumen”, who also banked $15,323 from the bounty prize pool. The player of the hour, however, was Paul_Folders who collected a custom trophy and a total of $148,831 in cash.

PlacePlayerPrizeBounty paymentTotal prize
7Rodrigo “sonmonedas” Perez$15,732$9,609$12,989
8Sami “LarsLuzak1” Kelopuro$6,506$260$6,766

We have decided to skip the round-up of 888poker’s results this week as the site was suffering serious connectivity issues throughout Sunday, resulting in some of its majors being cancelled or running with only a handful of players registered.

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  • Ole Schemion became a WCOOP champion, taking down the $2,100 NLHE 6-Max event for $112,235.

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