This time in our mini-series of short poker player biographies, we move to Germany, where one of the best poker players in the world lives. Well, he actually lives in Vienna now, but, that’s all part of the Reich, isn’t it? The person we’re talking about is Ole Schemion, second place on the Germany All-Time Money List. This man is one of the most famous and one of the most feared poker players in the world, so let’s take a look at some of his exploits.
The Pride of the Reich
Ole Shemion was born in Berlin in 1992. He started playing poker in high school and never looked back since. He has an outstanding record, and at such young age, making him one of the all-time best young players in the world, and he has no intention of stopping. So far, Ole has amassed over 13 million dollars in winnings, putting him right behind Fedor Holtz. He ranked first in the Global Poker Index in 2015 with over 4000 points but is currently ranked 39th with 2475 points.
Ole won his first tournament at a very young age of 19, in 2011. He’s won fourteen more titles at some of the most prestigious live tournaments in Europe. One of those is the European Poker Tour Sanremo High Roller, where he won over $360,000. However, his biggest win came last year when he won over 98,000 euros at a 200No Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller in Monaco. Ole has finished at a final table 30 times and has 86 money finishes. A rather lucrative sport, this poker, eh?
Some of Ole’s biggest wins include The 2012 Partouche Poker Tour Grand Final where he won a little less than $1.5 million, 2014 Aria Super High Roller $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em where we won $1.06 million, with him finishing first in both tournaments. He also finished second in 2015’s Aussie Millions where he won $1.04 million and in 2015’s EPT Season XII /FPS – Grand Final 50,000-euro No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max.
Unfortunately, Ole Shemion has no World Series of Poker bracelets, but, his career has virtually just begun, so we have high hopes for this German poker all-star. He was named 2014 Poker Player of the Year, 2013 Tournament Performance of the Year and was named Rookie of the Year in 2012.
Though he’s a pretty recognizable face now, Ole says he plays the game not for the money, but for the love of the game itself. He enjoys the thrill of it and enjoys facing off with his opponents at the table. Money, he says, is an afterthought, but it’s still not too shabby earning a quick buck along the way.