On Sunday, the final eight players of a 105 entry field (88 unique/17 reentries) returned to the Casino Sanremo to play to a winner in the €10,300 High Roller. It took just three hours of play for Ole Schemion to top a stacked final table that included Max Greenwood and Griffin Benger to capture the €265,000 first-place prize.
Action recommenced in Level 20 (8,000/16,000/2,000), and in the very first hand chip leader Philip Sternheimer raised to 38,000 from late position and short-stacked Imed Ben Mahmoud moved all in from the small blind.
The big blind folded and Sternheimer snap called, tabling the . The Tunisian needed a lot of help with the , but it wasn't meant to be as the board ran out . The World Series of Poker bracelet winner bowed out in eighth place, which earned him a €36,550 payday.
It happened in Level 22 (12,000/24,000/3,000) when Kanit opened with a raise from the small blind, and Schemion defended from the big. The latter then called a bet of 43,000 on the flop before the dealer burned and turned the . Kanit bet again, this time 103,000, and again Schemion just called. When the completed the board on the river, Kanit announced that he was all in for roughly 350,000 and Schemion wasted little time in dropping in some chips to signify a call. Kanit confidently rolled over the for two pair, but it was no good as Schemion had turned a bigger two pair with the . Kanit earned €77,700 for his performance.
From there, Sternheimer lost a massive pot to Schemion when he ran jacks into aces, and then bowed out in fourth the very next hand. One hand after that, 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 High Roller champ Alex Bilokur was ousted from the tournament. Bilokur began the day as the second-shortest stack, but just by playing tight he managed to ladder up to third place for €119,400.
Schemion began heads-up play with a sizable chip lead over Greenwood, and it didn't take long for him to clinch victory. First he caught Greenwood bluffing, and then in what would be the final hand, Schemion got it in with a bigger ace and held. Greenwood had to settle for second place and €182,100, which was the second-largest score of his career.
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That does it for our coverage from the EPT10 Sanremo High Roller, but the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be back later in the week to bring you live coverage from the 2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final including updates from the €100,000 Super High Roller, the €10,600 Main Event, and €25,500 High Roller. Be sure to visit our Live Reporting Section then for all the action.