January 10 2014, by Eric Danis

It’s Official: Schemion Crowned Player of the Year

It’s official! German Ole Schemion wins the GPI 2013 Player of the Year crown …


Ole Schemion GPIOle Schemion (GPI#1) has undoubtedly established himself one of the biggest threats in poker. Still only 21 years old, it is very scary to think just how good Schemion will be in the coming years on the live tournament circuit.

Congratulations to Ole who has officially been declared GPI Player of the Year for the 2013 season, taking the place of Dan Smith, who won the award in 2012. Schemion’s season included successes at the PCA, the Lebanese Poker Tour, the EPT Grand Final and EPT Prague amongst others.

Ole Schemion GPIBut it’s Schemion’s performances at EPT Barcelona in September that ultimately would turn him from a contender to one of the favourites in the Player of the Year race. Schemion would earn three important cashes in Barcelona, including a pair of sixth place finishes in the High Roller and Super High Roller events and a score in the Main Event. From that point forward, the race was down to a few players, including Daniel Negreanu, who held the #1 PoY spot for most of the tail end of the season, but Schemion would take over with his final table performance in Prague.


JAN2013 PCANLH High Roller$25,500 4th161$354,860
JAN2013 PCANLH Six Max$10,300 5th88$55,480
JANAussie MillionsNLH Mix Max$5,000 2nd36$38,000
FEBMasters FinaleNLH Main Event€€ 1,1005th466€€ 22,000
MAREPT LondonNLH Turbo£3305th37£860
APRLebanese Poker TourNLH Championship$5,500 1st134$201,206
APRLebanese Poker TourNLH Rebuy$34012th172$2,443
MAYEPT Grand FinalNLH Six Handed€€ 10,3001st23€€ 101,500
MAYEPT Grand FinalNLH Win the Button€€ 1,1001st30€€ 11,700
MAYEPT Grand Final8-Game€€ 5,3003rd20€€ 14,600
MAYEPT Grand FinalPLO Eight Handed€€ 5,3001st33€€ 59,200
JUNISPT WembleyNLH Main Event€€ 3,00035th761€€ 6,000
JUNEPT BarcelonaNLH Re-Entry€€ 10,3006th180€€ 90,700
JUNEPT BarcelonaNLH Main Event€€ 5,300123rd1,234€€ 10,000
JUNEPT BarcelonaNLH Super High Roller€€ 50,0006th40€€ 159,200
OCTEPT LondonNLH Turbo 6-Max£5,2002nd27£33,390
NOVMaster Classics of PokerNLH Main Event€€ 4,25020th298€€ 10,621
DECEPT PragueNLH Main Event€€ 5,3005th1,007€ 218,300


GPI European Poker AwardsSchemion, who won Rookie of the Year honours at the 2012 GPI European Poker Awards, will once again win (at least) one award this season.

The young German’s dominance on the World stage also means that he automatically picks up the title of GPI National Germany Player of the Year, leading an all-star cast of some of country’s finest.

Philipp Gruissem GPISchemion outlasted two other German superstars to win the National PoY title as Philipp Gruissem and Marvin Rettenmaier, who have both been ranked in the Top 4 in the World for weeks, failed to surpass their fellow countryman when all was said and done.

The 2013 edition of the GPI European Poker Awards is set for January 29th at the Casino de Deauville as part of the EPT Deauville festivities. Some of Europe’s best will be on hand to party, and to collect some hardware!


1Ole Schemion3227.76
2Philipp Gruissem3031.37
3Marvin Rettenmaier3027.84
4Martin Finger2422.41
5Fabian Quoss2181.96
6Dominik Nitsche2149.76
7Ismael Bojang1639.25
8Tobias Reinkemeier1594.86
9Benjamin Spindler1547.40
10Jonas Lauck1507.58

Schemion is already off to a great start in 2014. He finished seventh at the PCA 100K Super High Roller event that kicked off the season over the weekend. Schemion is also one of 251 players returning for Day 3 in the PCA Main Event.

Congratulations Ole on yet another fine season … see you on the circuit … onto 2014!

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Eric Danis’ passion for poker came at a very early age but it’s when writing about and covering the game he loves that Danis is most in his element. Danis is better known for creating www.PTPRpoker.com where he spent a few years covering poker events. Danis is also known for having worked on the poker shows Poker Eh! and The Pulse on the Quad Jacks Network.