Nitsche, a total stranger to me also, until I saw him in action at San Remo http://www.titanpoker.com/de/news/turniersiege-in-san-remo-171020121230 (in German)
German professional poker player Dominik Nitsche last night took down the 2014 WSOP National Championship after overcoming the final table of six on Day 3. He claimed his first ever World Series of Poker bracelet and will now go into the WSOP next week with added confidence.
Though officially it shows that Nitsche took home $352,800 for his victory, his tweet suggests that the final three players actually came to an agreement to chop the prize pool.
i won (okay we chopped 3 way) but I’ll take it. off to nyc now to party #yaaay
— Dominik Nitsche (@DominikNitsche) May 24, 2014
He had to work for his victory too after coming into the day as one of the smaller stacks. WSOP bracelet holder Matthew Ashton was the chip leader at the start of the day but he could only finish in third place behind Nitsche and another bracelet winner Athanasios Polychronopoulos.
— Matthew Ashton (@mmashton) May 24, 2014
The latter was the heads up opponent for Nitsche who had a 2-1 chip advantage at the start of that session and it took 31 hands for the winner to be determined. This happened when the chips all went in to the middle with Nitsche holding the Ah-8c and Polychronopoulos the Ad-10c.
Nitsche was behind but managed to get lucky when the board fell as the Kd-8s-2d-7c-4s. That sealed the bracelet and the title and he will now be looking to try and add some more bracelets to his collection at the WSOP that starts this coming week.
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How It Finished
1st) Dominik Nitsche – $352,800
2nd) Athanasios Polychronopoulos – $218,056
3rd) Matthew Ashton – $157,399
4th) Chris Bibb – $115,655
5th) Tracy Doss – $86,461
6th) Andrew Robinson – $65,734