From a win in the 2014 World Series of Poker Circuit National Championship to a gold bracelet in Event 21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em — kind of sounds like a slick ride in a dream mobile custom designed for a poker player in an action-filled trip to fame, right? Right!
The event started with 2,043 hopefuls that built a prizepool of $1,838,700 where the winner would take home $335,659 and since the dream mobile only had a seat for one, Dominik Nitsche made sure he was in it!
Day 3 started with 16 players and the bustouts hit like the domino effect as David Lucchesi, Louis Campbell, Mickey Petersen, Dan Alspach, Eric Shanks, and Erwann Pecheux all busted to set the 10-handed table.
Eight of the final 10 were shown the road map to the cashier as Nitsche's dream mobile sped onward towards victory. At heads-up play, it took 92 hands before Dave D’Alesandro's grinding away at Nitsche finally ground to a halt.
Nitsche put his chips in with against D’Alesandro’s and the cards held.
Nitsche managed to find magic on a number of hands where he started with the worst of it but the dream mobile was waiting and he was ready for the ride.
Hand #292 ended the tournament when D'Alesandro got all of his chips in on the button and Nitsche called.
The flop came and Nitsche had to hold the turn and river to catch his ride. The turned and the players got out of their chairs to watch the hit the river.
Nitsche's dream mobile was fueled and ready to roll — he won $335,659 and his third WSOP gold bracelet. Add to that feat the fact that the 23-year-old just became the youngest player in WSOP history to win three bracelets. Previously that honor was held by Phil Ivey who was 26 when he won his third bracelet.
Catch his winning interview with PokerNews.com.
Find the whole tournament report over at PokerNews Live Reporting.