2017 Was Dominik Nitsche's Best Year to Date

2017 Was Dominik Nitsche's Best Year to DateDominik Nitsche is one of Germany’s most successful poker players with the 4-times WSOP bracelet winner having amassed $11,445,601 on the live circuit to go with the $4,243,648 he has won online playing under the screen name BounatirouIMO.
Aptly nicknamed the King of Cards, Nitsche is also known for his moderate tastes, with the 27-year-old pro shunning five-star hotels and flashy cars in favor of a small apartment situated in Edinburgh, Scotland which he shares with his girlfriend Morgane Portier.
As to how Dominik Nitsche managed to rise to the top of the poker world, the young German said that he first started playing the game with friends when he was just 16 years old, before soon discovering that he had a natural aptitude for strategic thinking that helped him gain a significant advantage over his opponents. When he was old enough, Nitsche subsequently began devoting more time competing on the live tournament circuit, which is where he first fell in love with Scotland. As he explained during a recent interview with tightpoker:
“A few years ago I was living in London with a couple of other poker players and they suggested going to see the Edinburgh Festival. I fell in love with the city straight away and decided to move there. I love the people and the restaurants and it is an easy city to walk in. I can’t see myself living anywhere else.”
The move was obviously a shrewd one, too, as he not only found the love of his life in Scotland’s capital city, but 2017 has proven to be his most successful poker year to date having earned $4,855,165 in winnings. Included amongst his many accolades this year was taking down the WSOP Europe €111,111 High Roller for One Drop for €3,487,463 ($4,064,026), and a 3rd place finish at the ACOP Macau HK$100k Main Event for HK$2,714,000 ($347,795).
Furthermore, Nitsche says that he manages to cope with the stress usually associated with high stakes poker and the bankroll swings involved by only investing 50% of his own money in tournaments, with the rest provided by backers. This 50-50 strategy has served him well in the past, and is something that he said he will continuing using in the year ahead.

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