Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Serial tournament casher Dominik Nitsche added another WSOP bracelet to his collection last night after he took down the Event #21 inside the Rio.
The $1,000 NLHE event was another hotly contest affair with more than 2,000 players looking for a slice of poker immortality but by the time things were brought to a close last night it was Nitsche left on top.Less than one month after winning the WSOP Circuit National Championship, the German pro managed to bag his third bracelet after besting Dave D'Alesandro heads-up.Despite holding the lead for the majority of the final showdown it took Nitsche multiple attempts to finally dispatch with his rival, but after D'Alesandro made a final move with Qc 7s he was able to wrap things up with Kd 6h. Indeed, as the board rolled out Ks 6c Qh Ac 2d the final pot was pushed to Nitsche who was already out of his chair and celebrating his latest win and a $335,659.Whilst another bracelet was heading Germany's way earlier today, across the Rio is was time for Doug 'WCGRider' Polk to step away from his online screen name and became a WSOP title holder. The young American has made a name for himself as one of the toughest high stakes players over the last few years, but just a few hours ago he managed to bag a live title in Event #23.The turbo tournament seemed to suit many of the game's younger players as Polk had to bypass the likes of Rhys Jones (12th - $14,039) and Tony Gregg (6th - $40,168) before settling into a heads-up match with Andy Philachack. Feeling confident in a one-on-one setting, Polk was able to breeze through the final portion of the event to send Philachack to the rail with a consolation prize of $155,756 while he stood in the spotlight with his first bracelet and $251,969.
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