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The inaugural The Grand tournament ran on June 6 and one of poker’s superstars got his hands on its top prize. Ole Schemion walked away with $53,425 after navigating his way past 280 opponents in the $1,050 buy-in $200,000 guaranteed event.

The Grand: $200K Gtd Final Table Results

Place PLayer Country Prize
1 Ole Schemion Austria $53,425
2 Simon Grabenschweiger Austria $37,172
3 Tomas Fara Czech Republic $25,553
4 Sosia Jiang New Zealand $17,042
5 Marton Czuczor Hungary $12,291
6 Thomas Boivin United Kingdom $9,865
7 Daniel Rezaei Malta $8,040
8 Lucas Cominelli United Kingdom $6,628
9 Elio Fox Mexico $5,488

The Grand is a brand new addition to the partypoker tournament schedule. It costs $1,050 to buy into direct, but you can play your way into it via phased tournaments with buy-ins of $2.20, $22, and $109.

Only the top 47 finishers won a slice of the $280,576 prize pool, Ireland’s Tom Dunne being the unfortunate soul who burst the money bubble. Dunne’s exit paved the way for players such as Sylvain Loosli, Team partypoker trio Jaime Staples, Patrick Leonard, and Isaac Haxton, and Mary Pudmoreff to see a healthy return in their investment.

Pudmoreff’s exit in tenth place set the final table where $53,425 waited for the eventual champion.

Fox Is Slain

Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Elio Fox was the first of the nine finalists to bow out. Fox had to make do with the $5,488 ninth-place prize. Lucas Cominelli and Daniel Rezaei joined Fox on the sidelines with prizes of $6,628 and $8,040 in their partypoker accounts.

The last five-figure prize of the evening went to Thomas Boivin, who collected $9,865 for an impressive sixth-place finish.

Hungarian star Marton Czuczor saw his tournament end abruptly in fifth place, a finish worth $12,291. Sosia Jiang of New Zealand was the tournament’s last standing female player. The Kiwi crashed out in fourth spot and padded her bankroll with $17,042.

Fara Finishes in Third

Heads-up was set when Tomas Fara fell by the wayside in third. Fara turned his $1,050 investment into a most impressive $25,553.

Schemion and Austrian Simon Grabenschweiger locked horns heads-up for the title and the lion’s share of the prize pool. The difference between first and second place was $16,253, so nobody would have batted an eyelid had the heads-up duo struck a deal. No deal was struck, however, and Schemion brushed aside his opponent. The lack of a deal meant Schemion scooped $53,425 which left Grabenschweiger to lock in the $37,172 consolation prize.

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