Dominik Nitsche Wins €10K partypoker High Roller for €300kFebruary 20, 2018 2:13 pm
The 2018 partypoker MILLIONS Germany which concluded last week at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic proved a popular affair, with many of the game’s greats attending the 10 day long tournament series. Its winners also included some of poker’s best known names, including Finland’s Patrik Antonius, Sweden’s Viktor Blom, and Germany’s Dominik Nitsche.
Germany is renowned for the success enjoyed by its players at high-stakes tournaments, and at the partypoker MILLIONS €10,300 High Roller event Dominik Nitsche entered as part of a 72 player field, with 48 subsequent re-entries helping to increase the prize pool to €1,140,000 ($1,422,688). Three days later, and the 888poker ambassador managed to overcome the last of his competitors, including Marcel “The Flying Dutchman” Luske heads-up, to claim the title and a first place prize of €300,000 ($374,392).
Commenting upon his victory, Nitsche said that the tournament included a lots of recreational players, resulting in many good spots for the pros. Nevertheless, Nitsche said that many of the “really tough players” had left towards the end of the partypoker MILLIONS series, making his entry into the €10,300 High Roller an opportunity not to be missed.
“There were some tough players, my friend Koray Aldemir made the final table as well, and obviously Marcel heads-up and the partypoker guys. Never too easy. But honestly, I can say that I’ve played tougher tournaments in the past,” stated Nitsche.
Amongst the players seeing a return on their sizeable High Roller buy-ins was Bertrand Grospellier in 14th (€25,000), Mustapha Kanit in 10th (€30,000), and Steve O’Dwyer in 9th (€30,000). At the final table, Ole Schemion then exited in 7th (€50,000), Daniel Cates in 5th (€80,000), and Koray Aldemir in 4th (€100,000).
After Philipp Zukernik was eliminated in 3rd, Nitshce faced off against partypoker ambassador Marcel Luske for the title, with the German ultimately claiming a win which now takes his career earnings to $11,893,490, good for number 5 on his country’s ‘All Time Money List’.
Meanwhile, Marcel Luske collected €180,000 ($224,635) for his runner-up finish, boosting his live earnings to $4,927,465, and further consolidating his number 1 status on the Netherlands’ winner’s list, with a second placed Jorryt van Hoof currently on $4,383,165.
Final Table Results:
1: Dominik Nitshce (Germany) €300,000
2: Marcel Luske (Neth) €180,000
3: Philipp Zukernik (Czech) €130,000
4: Koray Aldemir (Germany) €100,000
5: Daniel Cates (US) €80,000
6: Ashkan Fattahi (Iran) €65,000
7: Ole Schemion (Germany) €50,000
8: Bartlomiej Machon (Poland) €40,000