Ole Schemion Bursts Day 1b Bubble in EPT €1,100 French National Championship

Ole Schemion Bursts Day 1b Bubble in EPT €1,100 French National Championship

Ole Schemion

The 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour (EPT) is off to a great start for German superstar Ole Schemion, who hasn’t been traveling as much on the international poker circuit in the last few years, but still showcases his talents whenever he shows up and takes a seat at the poker tables.

Schemion already finished 7th in the €10,000 Single Re-Entry Event for €33,270 and topped the 679-entry strong field in the second starting day of the €1,100 French National Championship at The Sporting Monte-Carlo.

After a lengthy bubble period in the early morning hours, it was the German, who now resides in Vienna, that made sure the top 15% and final 102 players were reached. Schemion raised first to act with aces and Balazs Biri jammed in the big blind for more than 25 big blinds with queen-nine to become the Day 1b bubble boy. Schemion bagged up 782,000 to claim the overall lead for Day 2 and narrowly edged past Catalan Josep Maria Galindo Lopez, who advanced with 770,000.

Several other players burst through half a million in chips such as WSOP APAC bracelet winner Sam Higgs (631,000), Dennis Schienagel (620,000), Mikhail Soltanov (600,000), Artur Martirosian (584,000), Bruno Volkmann (548,000), Luca Famea (520,000) and Davor Lanini (513,000).

Top 10 Day 1b Chip Counts

Place Player Count
1 Ole Schemion 782,000
2 Josep Maria Galindo Lopez 770,000
3 Sam Higgs 631,000
4 Dennis Schienagel 620,000
5 Mikhail Soltanov 600,000
6 Artur Martirosian 584,000
7 Bruno Volkmann 548,000
8 Luca Famea 520,000
9 Davor Lanini 513,000
10 Daniel Ghionoiu 454,000

Ramon Colillas Bags Chip Lead on Day 1c

Ramon Colillas
Day 1c chip leader Ramon Colillas.

The one and only $25,000 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship winner Ramon Colillas is the chip leader of Day 1c of the €1,100 French National Championship at the 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour. Colillas bagged 606,000 and sits in sixth overall. Switzerland’s Emil Bise sits in second place after Day 1c as he bagged 512,000.

The day started with plenty of entries and the number kept steadily rising until there were 393 entrants at the end of registration. That brought the total field size up to 1,425 entries. Plenty of players gave it a shot and some even more as they were allowed to reenter following flights. Day 1c was the last flight and thus played as a freeze-out tournament. The last of three flights featured 30-minute levels instead of 40-minute levels in the earlier flights.

Multiple notable names joined the field throughout the day and most of them didn’t make it through to Day 2. Maria Ho, Dietrich Fast, Manig Loeser, and Romain Lewis all gave it a shot but they didn’t find a bag at the end of the day and they walk away from the tournament without any money made.

Day 2 will start on Sunday, April 28, at noon local time. They will start the tournament in level 16 (2,500/5,000 – big blind ante 5,000) since Day 1a ended in that level.

Top 10 Day 1c Chip Counts

Place Player Count
1 Ramon Colillas 606,000
2 Emil Bise 512,000
3 Jonathan Bussieres 500,000
4 Gianluca Speranza 494,000
5 Mohamed El Berrak 479,000
6 Ankit Ahuja 441,000
7 Weiran Pu 394,000
8 Christophe Meurant 353,000
9 Masato Yokosawa 344,000
10 Erwin Wiechers 326,000

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  • Ole Schemion and PSPC champion Ramon Colillas bagged big in the €1,100 French National Championship.

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