Tuesday May 3,2016 : QUOSS AND SCHEMION IN EPIC HEADS UP
German giants clash in the Euro 50,000 buy-in ‘single-day’ High Roller at the 2016 European Poker Tour Grand Final.
Extra time was needed to complete the heads up in this week's epic Euro 50,000 buy-in ‘single-day’ High Roller at the 2016 European Poker Tour Grand Final in Monte Carlo, which saw German high stakes professionals Fabian Quoss and Ole Schemion fight it out in a tough heads up.
By 5.30 am Monday morning it was clear the heads up could not be completed after a hard 17-hour playing day, necessitating the addition of another day, but on Monday the two survivors of an originally 70-entry field met again.
They immediately agreed a chop that gave 3 to 1 chip leader Schemion Euro 857,241, reserved Euro 799,059 for Quoss, and left Euro 50,000 and the title on the table for the winner.
Schemion's lead did not last long as Quoss doubled up and then relentlessly pressed his advantage to dominate and eliminate his last rival.
Schemion would have been disappointed to lose out on the title, but the Euro 857,241 runner-up pay-check, allied to his big Euro 1.6 million victory in an earlier High Roller (see previous InfoPowa report) was a consolation.
Quoss claimed the winner's prize of Euro 849,059 and the title, bringing his career live tourney earnings to more than $9.1 million, among the most successful of German aces.
Other final table cashes were:
Aidyn Auyezkanov Kazakhstan Euro 463,510
Murad Akhundov Azerbaijan Euro 349,760
Fedor Holz Germany Euro 271,670
Mikita Badziakouski Belarus Euro 210,530
Michael Bonzon Switzerland Euro 166,400
David Peters United States Euro 129,050
Steve O'Dwyer Ireland Euro 98,480
The Euro 5,300 buy-in main event at EPT Grand Final Monte Carlo has attracted 1,098 entries and was currently being played