Germany's Dominik Nitsche Wins WSOPC National Championship In Atlantic City

Germany's Dominik Nitsche Wins WSOPC National Championship In Atlantic CityGermany’s Dominik Nitsche has topped a 126 player field at the $10k WSOPC National Championship, including 2-times WSOP bracelet winner Athanasios Polychronopoulos heads-up, to pocket the $352,800 first-place prize, and earn yet another career tournament title. The 23-year-old pro now boasts $3,387,773 in live career earnings, to go with the $3,129,293 he has won online playing under the screen name BounatirouIMO. Commenting after his remarkable victory, Nitsche said:
“It’s always nice to win a tournament, especially in a tough field like here. Athanasios is an amazing player and we played heads-up for quite some time. Beating him feels extra sweet because he is such a good player, even though we’re friends. It’s always extra sweet if you beat someone who’s really strong.”
The event was held at Bally’s Casino in Atlantic City and had a total prize pool of $1,260,000. Amongst the notable names subsequently cashing in at the event was Greg Merson in 15th ($21,269), Scott Clements in 14th ($21,269), and Ylon Schwartz in 7th ($50,816). The final table of six was then packed with top talent, which included such names as Matthew Ashton, Polychronopoulos, and of course Dominik Nitsche.
Polychronopoulous (A-4) then proceeded to eliminate Andrew Robinson (6-8) in 6th for $65,734, before Dominik Nitsche (10-10) did likewise to Tracy Doss (A-J) in 5th for    $86,461. Taking it in turns, Polychronopoulous (A-K) subsequently busted Chris Bibb (A-7) in 4th ($115,655), and after Nitsche (A-J) took out Matthew Ashton (3-3) in 3rd ($157,399), the heads-up phase of the competition got underway between Nitsche and Polychronopoulos.
As the final battle commenced, Nitsche held more than double the chips of his opponent and six hands later the defining hand was played with Polychronopoulous (A-10) and Nitsche (A-8) all-in preflop. With the dealer putting out a K-8-2-7-4 board, however, Polychronopoulos had to be satisfied with a runner-up finish worth $218,056, while Dominik Nitsche was crowned the champion and became the first non-USA player to win the WSOPC National Championship.
Final Table Results:
1 Dominik Nitsche     $352,800
2 A. Polychronopoulos     $218,056
3 Matthew Ashton     $157,399
4 Christopher Bibb     $115,655
5 Tracy Doss             $86,461
6 Andrew Robinson     $65,734

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