2015 EPT Grand Final Day 8: Schemion and Lodden Survive for Final Table

Ole Schemion EPT Grand Final Main Event

€10,600 Main Event: Day 5

The European Poker Tour (EPT) Grand Final Main Event from the Monte-Carlo Casino resumed with 15 players remaining on Thursday, and the pace of play was quick as one of the most dangerous players took down a big pot right out of the gate.

Ole Schemion found a massive double-up to 2.7 million chips when he turned a straight holding {j-Hearts}{9-Hearts} against Johnny Lodden’s flopped set of eights on a {q-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{10-Clubs} board. Lodden called a Schemion shove and couldn’t improve on the river. Lodden was sent down to 1.1 million but still had over 50 big blinds to manoeuvre. He ended up grinding his way to just about where he started the day with 2,250,000.

Hady El Asmar finished the day as the chipleader. The chip counts going into the final day are as follows:

Hady El AsmarLebanon3,970,000
Muhyedine FaresSenegal3,955,000
Ole SchemionGermany3,530,000
Johnny LoddenNorway2,250,000
Adrian MateosSpain1,770,000
Jose Carlos GarciaPoland1,435,000

Tune in to the live stream tomorrow at 2 p.m. CET to see how many different storylines play out as Hady El Asmar looks to become the first Lebanese Main Event winner on the EPT, Muhyedine Fares could become the first EPT Main Event winner from Senegal, and Lodden tries to bring home the win for Team PokerStars.

€25,500 High Roller: Day 2

After late registration and reentires closed during Day 2 of the €25,500 High Roller event on Thursday, 215 entries were tabulated, generating a prize pool of over €5.2 million. The winner will receive €1.14 million.

After the conclusion of Day 2, only 12 players remain. Andrey Andreev emerged as the chipleader, amassing 2,270,000 in chips. Notables surviving the day included Steve O’Dwyer (356,00), Dominik Nitsche (365,000), Dan Smith (486,000), Max Altergott (559,000), reigning World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Martin Jacobson (628,000), and Jeremy Ausmus (1,126,000).

Daniel Negreanu, Andrew Chen, Sorel Mizzi, Mike McDonald, Mike Watson, Sam Greenwood, Elliott Smith, and Carlos Chadha led the Canadian contingent into Day 2. Only Mizzi was able to cash as his day ended when he busted in 26th place, taking home €51,600.

Come back to PokerNews Canada on Saturday for our recap of the EPT Grand Final €25,500 High Roller event as it crowns its winner.

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