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The inaugural The Grand tournament saw Ole Schemion crowned a poker champion once again. This week’s edition saw another of tournament poker’s superstars emerge from the battlefield victoriously.

Arnaud Enselme was one of 256 entrants in this weekend’s $1,050 The Grand event, and he was the last man standing after the curtain came down on proceedings. Enselme’s reward for navigating his way through a talented group of grinders? A cool $50,183.

The Grand: $200K Gtd Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Arnaud Enselme United Kingdom $50,183
2 Dominik Nitsche United Kingdom $35,028
3 Alexander Van Der Swaluw Netherlands $24,194
4 Vojtech Skalak Czech Republic $16,257
5 Pedro Madeira Brazil $11,957
6 Jack Hardcastle United Kingdom $9,669
7 Michael Sklenicka Czech Republic $7,948
8 Daniel Rezaei Malta $6,617
9 Aleksandr Nosov Ukraine $5,542

Only 39 of the 256 starters received a slice of the $256,472 prize pool. The 40th place finisher, Bertil Andreas Samuelsson, popped the money bubble and locked in at least $2,259 for the surviving players.

Such luminaries as Stoyan Obreshkov, Sylvain Loosli, and Simon Mattsson saw a return on their initial investment. As did our very own Jaime Staples, Andrii Novak, Justin Ouimette, and Pascal Hartmann.

The Grand Final Table Set

Brazil’s Emanuel Rosa De Oliveira busted in tenth place to set the final table, where $5,542 was the least anyone could now win.

Aleksandr Nosov and Daniel Rezaei were the first two players to exit from the star-studded final table. They banked $5,542 and $6,617, respectively. Then came the eliminations of Michael Skelnicka ($7,948) and British star Jack Hardcastle ($9,669). You may recall Hardcastle triumphed in the WPT Montreal Online Main Event earlier this year.

Pedro Madeira finished in fifth place and secured the tournament’s first five-figure prize, namely $11,957. Vojtech Skalak ($16,2257) and Alexander Van Der Swaluw ($24,194) both ran out of steam to send The Grand into the heads-up stage.

The one-on-one section of the event saw Enselme lock horns with four-time WSOP bracelet winner Dominik Nitsche. Enselme got the job done when he helped himself to Nitsche’s stack and the $50,183 first-place prize. Nitsche headed into the night, having finished as the tournament’s runner-up, a finish that yielded $35,028.

Will You Win The Grand This Week?

The Grand is a phased event meaning it is possible to play your way into the $1,050 final phase for a tiny amount, $2.20 to be exact. Progress from Phase 1 to compete in the $22 buy-in Phase 2. Make it through there, and you find yourself in the $109 Phase 3 and only one tournament away from playing for a share of the $200,000 guaranteed prize pool.

The best thing about our phase tournaments is you can buy into any phase you wish. There is no need to buy into the $2.20 Phase 1 if you have the bankroll for phase 2 or 3, for example. The choice is yours.

Tournament Buy-in Phase Ends
The Grand: $200K [Phase 1, Real Name] $2.20 When 10% of the field remains
The Grand: $200K [Phase 2, Real Name] $22 When 20% of the field remains
The Grand: $200K [Phase 3, Real Name] $109 When 10% of the field remains
The Grand: $200K [Phase Final, Real Name] $1,050 When the champion is crowned

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