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.

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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!

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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.