German rookie wins the latest Latin American Poker Tour event

German rookie wins the latest Latin American Poker Tour event

Monday, 20 April 2009

He’s just 18 years old and still at high school but Dominik Nitsche is better off to the tune of $387,030 after winning the Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) event in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

The young German, playing in his first live tournament, bulldozered his way through the 291 runner field which included former World Champions Chris Moneymaker and Joe Hachem. The online qualifier built up a huge chip advantage on day 2 after knocking out fellow big stack Mark Ioli. Amazingly all the chips went in pre flop with the not so premium holdings of KcQs and Kh10h. He had earlier called an opponent’s all in raise with 2h5h because he could “read his soul”. Nitsche continued his devastating run on the final table, bringing events to a conclusion in a record time of just 4 hours. Heads up play with fellow freeroller Jorge Landazuri lasted just a single hand as Nitsche hit trip kings to claim the crown.

Nitsche, who has decided to delay going to university to concentrate on poker, will be heading to Monte Carlo for the EPT Final next week.

The final table positions and payouts were as follows:
Dominik Nitsche $387,030
Jorge Landazuri De Los Rios $211,070
Rodolfo Awad $141,140
Jason Skeans $105,860
Sergio Farias $77,620
Derek Lerner $63,520
Alfons Fenijn $49,400
Jose Barbero $35,280
Leonardo Fernandez $28,220

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