Poker Pro Scoops Massive Win at 888 On His Birthday
Nitsche spent his birthday playing Day 2 of the $1 million dollar-guarantee 888Millions SuperStorm Main Event – an event that drew the support of a phenomenal 3,196 entries, and with only 567 of the initial entries making it all the way through to the stacks on the Sunday afternoon. Only 300 Poker players would ultimately make it into the money circle – and alongside a show of rivalry that would prove anything but a push-over.
Nitsche Led From The Front
By the time Nitsche had graduated all the way to seat at the final table of 9, it was a bust-fest just waiting to happen. Several hands would be played before Lithuania player “joolius” would become the first of the money train riders to bust out (9th - $15,000).
The first bust opened the sluices for more to follow in quick succession, with Eduardo Rocha of Brazil (8th - $20,000), “dulek_jason” (7th - $25,000), and “DreamLikeMe” (6th - $30,000) running from the table like water.
“kiskutya23” was the first of the final 5 playing the final felt to bust out (5th - $45,000), leaving Canada’s “MrMarley82”, Russia’s “Artemka168”, Malta’s “GarbinaD” and, of course, Germany’s Dominik Nitsche to battle it out for the remaining prize money and top placement. A deal ultimately followed, and at this point it had become the German Poker player’s event to run over.
The Perfect Ending
The first final table player busted post-deal would be Canadian player “MrMarley83” (4th - $80,551), followed by “Artemka168” from Russia (3rd - $106,194). This left Dominik Nitsche in a heads-up situation opposite Maltese player “GarbinaD”.
By this point in time, the Poker pro was firmly in the chips lead, and wasted no time making the most of his leading advantage. Nitsche’s ace-nine on the flop had the desired effect on “GarbinaD” and a king-ten, especially since the German had called the all-in. “GarbinaD” managed to catch up with a straight on the turn, but it would ultimately prove no match to Nitsche’s full house boosted by a second queen on the board.
Again – what a way to be spending a 30th birthday. Congratulations are in order for more reasons than one.