Ole Scheimion Leads for Day 3 of the EPT Grand Final Main Event

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Ole Scheimion Leads for Day 3 of the EPT Grand Final Main Event

Reigning EPT Player of the Year Ole Schemion is leading the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final Main Event going in to Day 3.

The 22-year-old wizard has been crushing live poker at the highest level for the last four years and is already fourth in the stacked German all-time money list with nearly $7.8 million in live tournament winnings. His numerous accomplishments include winning the European Poker Player of the Year award two years running (2013 and 2014). Schemion has three $1 million+ results to date, the latest coming in January at the Aussie Millions when he was runner-up in the $100k Super High Roller. Bagging 477,700 to seize today's chip lead, Schemion another seven-figure cash firmly in his sights: this season's EPT Grand Final champion will take home €1,082,000 prize.

Although Schemion failed to cash in the two Super High Rollers this festival, history shows he's pretty comfortable in this venue: he won three side events here back in Season 9.

Schemion's fellow countryman Christopher Frank is currently lying in second place with 465,100 while Day 1 chip leader Jose Carlos Garcia has kept up the pace and is currently third with 461,200.

Six Team PokerStars Pros have made it to Day 3: Jason Mercier (296,400), Vanessa Selbst (285,000), Andre Akkari (146,900), Johnny Lodden (109,000) and Eugene Katchalov (71,200) plus Team Online's Isaac Haxton (221,300).

There were 564 players from 60 different countries in the EPT Grand Final Main Event. Tomorrow will see the bubble burst with 79 players hoping for a share of the €5,640,000 prize pool.

Top five chip counts at the end of Day 2: 
1st - Ole Schemion, Germany, PokerStars player, 477,700 
2nd - Christopher Frank, Germany, 465,100 
3rd - Jose Carlos Garcia, Poland, 461,200 
4th - Thomas Popov, Canada, PokerStars qualifier, 413,500 
5th - Jason Mercier, USA, Team PokerStars Pro, 296,400

EPT Grand Final Main Event history: 
Season 1 - Rob Hollink, 211 players, €635,000 
Season 2 - Jeff Williams, 298 players, €900,000 
Season 3 - Gavin Griffin, 706 players, €1,825,010 
Season 4 - Glen Chorny, 842 players, €2,020,000 
Season 5 - Pieter De Korver, 935 players, €2,300,000 
Season 6 - Nicolas Chouity, 848 players, €1,700,000 
Season 7 - Ivan Freitez, 686 players, €1,500,000 
Season 8 - Mohsin Charania, 665 players, 1,350,000 
Season 9 - Steve O'Dwyer, 531 players, €1,224,000 
Season 10 - Antonio Buonanno, 650 players, €1,240,000