Ole Schemion Breaks WSOP Duck; Wins Event #79: $1,979 Hall Of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold’em For $172,499

Ole Schemion

After only two hours of play in Event #79: $1,979 Hall Of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold’em, it was Ole Schemion who came out on top, winning his first WSOP bracelet and $172,499.

“It’s not too often in live tournaments that you come in first place,” said Schemion after his win. “It’s what we all try to do but it feels very good to run through a good field and win one.”

The 29-year old German pro, who resides now in Austria with his wife and two kids, has an impressive resume of over $16 million in lifetime earnings, and has collected his first live cash in over two years.

“It has been very difficult to play any live poker with things how they are,” he said when discussing his absence from live poker “I was really craving it and it just feels great to come out here to play, now it feels even better now that I have won something.”

A relatively experienced final table was facing Schemion with former November niner Jerry Wong, and number one on the Philippines all-time money list Marc Rivera. Though he did not collect any bounties this tournament, he collected a nice new piece of jewellery and a WSOP win to add to his already very decorated tournament results.

2021 WSOP Event #79 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (in USD)
1Ole SchemionGermany$172,499
2Benjamin UnderwoodCanada$106,618
3Giovani TorrePortugal$74,175
4Marc RiveraPhillipines$52,569
5James AlexanderUnited States$37,965
6Jerry WongUnited States$27,951

Final Table Action

Play started off slowly on the final day with the final six players passing around chips the first level.

It was not until Level 28 that a player was eliminated when Jerry Wong jammed his remaining chips into the middle with QJ and was looked up in the big blind by Schemion's pocket sixes. The queen-jack failed to improve, and Wong was out the door in sixth place and took home $27,951 in cash.

Soon after in the same level James Alexander moved all-in with A7 and was called by Rivera who held pocket jacks. The runout did not change anything, and that sent Alexander packing in fifth place and he walked away with $37,965 for his efforts.

In Level 29, Schemion moved all-in from under the gun and was called by Rivera out of the big blind. Unfortunately for Rivera, this was Schemion’s final table, and the latter rivered a gutshot straight to eliminate Rivera in 4th place for $52,569.

The Schemion show continued when a short-stacked Giovani Torre moved all-in preflop with J6 and was called by the 108 of Schemion. Not even a flopped two pair could save Torre as Schemion went runner-runner tens to snatch away the hand which eliminated Torre in 3rd place who pocketed $73,175.

Entering heads-up play as a seven-to-one chip underdog, it did not take long for Benjamin Underwood to get his chips in the middle. He moved all-in and was called early on in the heads-up match, Underwood had KJ and was up against Schemion's A5. True to the final table form, Schemion flopped trip aces and did not look back, which eliminated Underwood in 2nd place for which he took home a cool $106,618 in cash.

Congratulations to Ole Schemion for winning Event #79: $1,979 Hall Of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold’em and his first WSOP gold bracelet.

  • Ole Schemion beat Benjamin Underwood in heads-up play to win his first WSOP gold bracelet for $172,499.

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Calum has been a part of the PokerNews team since September 2021 after working in the UK energy sector. He played his first hand of poker in 2017 and immediately fell in love with the game. Calum's proudest poker achievement is winning the only tournament he has ever played in Las Vegas, the prestigious $60 Flamingo evening event.

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