Schemion sat down at the final table seventh in chips yet navigated his way to the title and the tournament’s huge $317,740 top prize. This was Schemion’s eighth Super MILLION$ appearance and only his second cash.
Eighth-place went to Sean Winter who started the final table as the shortest stack. Winter attempted to improve his position by making a play against Schemion, but it was ill-timed. Schemion min-raised to 100,000 with ace-queen on the button and Winter three-bet to 400,000 with ace-deuce in the small blind. A queen on the turn locked up the hand for Schemion and resigned Winter to the $53,647 eighth place prize.
Then came the exit of DAuteuil who qualified for this event for only $100. That $100 is now worth $114,982 although he sold 50% of himself at 1.1 mark-up to seven investors.DAuteuil’s impressive run ended shortly after losing a huge pot to MrGambol. The satellite winner’s remaining 445,822 chips went into the middle from the big blind with ace-nine after Eibinger set him all-in from the small blind with the dominated queen-nine. Eibinger’s hand didn’t stay second best for long because he flopped a queen within seconds of sending the ElkY goodbye emoji.
Schemion now had his foot firmly on the gas and was playing 60% of the hands dealt to him. That may have been the case but it was Eibinger who claimed the scalp of Chidwick to reduce the player count once again. Chidwick raised to 176,000 from under the gun at the 40,000/80,000/10,000a level with suited ace-nine. Eibinger raised to 544,000 from the small blind with pocket kings and snap-called when Chidwick decided to push all-in for 3,369,804 in total. Eibinger flopped a set and Chidwick couldn’t draw out on him.
Heads-up was set when Eibinger bit the dust in third-place, a finish worth $191,139. Schemion min-raised to 320,000 on the button with ace-seven, Eibinger committed his 2,166,540 stack from the big blind with pocket sixes, and Schemion called. Yet another coinflip would determine a superstar’s fate. The flip went Schemion’s way courtesy of the board board four flushing with hearts and Schemion holding the seven of hearts.
That hand levelled up the stacks somewhat with Schemion going into heads-up with 6,655,452 chips to MrGambol’s 8,324,548. MrGambol claimed the chip lead just before Eibinger busted thanks to finding aces against Schemion’s ace-king when three-handed for a cooler of a hand.
Schemion exacted revenge, however, and scooped the title after a relatively short but intense one-on-one clash. The final hand saw MrGambol min-raise to 400,000 with pocket fives, Schemion three-bet to 1,200,000. MrGambol reacted with a jam for 5,192,376 and Schemion, obviously, beat him into the pot with a call. An ace-high board was safe for Schemion’s cowboys and MrGambol crashed out, banking $246,440, leaving Schemion to pad his bankroll with $317,740.