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Poker News | World Series of Poker

Dominik Nitsche Wins Event #21: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em

Dominik Nitsche Event #21 WSOP 2014
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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!

Final Results

1Dominik Nitsche$335,659
2Dave D'Alesandro$208,931
3Bob Bounahra$145,229
4Zachary Gruneberg$104,594
5Thayer Rasmussen$76,443
6Jeff Gross$56,549
7Eric Milas$42,382
8Billy Horan$32,168
9David Burt$24,702

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 {A-Spades}{6-Spades} against D’Alesandro’s {Q-Spades}{10-Spades} 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.

D'Alesandro: {q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}
Nitsche: {k-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}

The flop came {k-Spades}{6-Clubs}{q-Hearts} and Nitsche had to hold the turn and river to catch his ride. The {a-Clubs} turned and the players got out of their chairs to watch the {a-Diamonds} 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.

Congratulations Dominik!

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