Ole Schemion has been named European Player of the Year at the GPI European Poker Awards. This is the 13th year of the coveted award for European poker players.
The awards were held as part of the PokerStars European Poker Tour Deauville festival which called the beautiful Casino Lucien Barriere home during the event.
Ole Schemion had an amazing year as he was already named GPI World Player of the Year and totaled more than $1.6 million in live poker tournaments cashes in 2013 alone.
Some of his notable cashes where the 6-figure payouts for the 2013 PCA, EPT Grand Final, EPT Barcelona and EPT Prague.
Schemion had the following to say about his outstanding 2013 campaign.
I had a really great 2013 with so many deep runs and success. It makes me feel honoured to win GPI World and German Player of the Year.
Edgar Stuchly who is the President of the European Poker Tour had the following to say about Ole Schemion.
Congratulations to Ole Schemion. This award from the European Poker Awards recognizes his effort and sustained success in poker tournaments throughout 2013. He can be very proud of his achievement.
Alexandre Dreyfus who is the President of the Global Poker Index followed that up with the following.
The GPI European Poker Awards are a key event on the global poker calendar, and showcase the leading stars of the European poker world.
2013 GPI European Poker Award Winners
|European Live Poker Player of the Year||Ole Schemion (Germany)|
|Rookie Poker Player of the Year||Adrian Mateos Diaz (Spain)|
|Best Tournament Performance||Philipp Gruissem (Germany)|
|Female Poker Player of the Year||Ana Marquez (Spain)|
|European Internet Poker Player of the Year||Toby Lewis (United Kingdom)|
|Poker Industry Person of the Year||Neil Johnson (United Kingdom)|
|European Poker Event of the Year||Full Tilt Poker Galway Festival (Ireland)|
|Belgian Poker Player of the Year||David Kitai|
|Finnish Poker Player of the Year||Joni Jouhkimainen|
|French Poker Player of the Year||Benjamin Pollak|
|United Kingdom Poker Player of the Year||Stephen Chidwick|
|Irish Poker Player of the Year||Dermot Blain|
|Italian Poker Player of the Year||Dario Sammartino|
|Dutch Poker Player of the Year||Govert Metaal|
|Spanish Poker Player of the Year||Adrian Mateos Diaz|
|Ukrainian Poker Player of the Year||Yevgeniy Timoshenko|
|Jury Prize||The Poker Dealers of Europe|
|Rob Gardner Memorial Award for the Poker Personality of 2013||Roger Hairabedian (France)|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Barny Boatman (United Kingdom)|