Dominick Nitsche wins Middle East Poker Championship

Dominick Nitsche wins Middle East Poker Championship

Thursday, 21 April 2011

The 10 event Merit Middle East Poker Championship drew to a close over the weekend with Germany's Dominick Nitsche taking the $4,700 buy-in Main Event.

The 20-year-old outlasted a field of 141 runners in the northern Cypriot resort of Kyrenia to take home a first prize of $164,100. After an extremely late finish, a perhaps tired and emotional Nitsche wrote this on his Facebook wall in light of his success, “i just masturbated soooo hard i almost broke my arm....but im sooo happy... Im the new MIDDLE EAST CHAMPION!!!!!!! weeeeeee!!!! on your bikes!!!!!”. Some things are probably better left unsaid.

It proved to be a great week for the youngster who also cashed in the $1,500 side event and the $1,000 heads up contest.

The final table positions and payouts were as follows:

1st Dominik Nitsche    $164,100   
2nd Ivan Starostin    $112,151   
3rd Taner Aydin    $76,591  
4th Kadir Karabulut    $46,502   
5th Necip Ferengizbilge $31,457   
6th Amir Touma    $23,251   
7th Ramez Haddad    $17,780   
8th Chadi Ojelli    $12,309   
9th Sergey Rybachenko   $8,780   

The next big event on the island is the Mediterranean Poker Cup which runs from 29th April to 19th May and is expected to generate a prize pool of $500,000. For full details of the series visit Merit Poker.

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