Dominik Nitsche Banks Record Win in WSOPE’s High Roller for One Drop

November 6th, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse

The World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) is racing towards a conclusion, but not before Dominik Nitsche has picked up the biggest payout of the festival and his career so far.

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Germany’s Dominik Nitsche clinches the biggest win of his career in the WSOPE High Roller for One Drop. (Image: WSOP.com)

After carving his way through an all-star cast in the €111,111 ($129,000) High Roller for One Drop, 888 ambassador Nitsche picked up $4,049,111 for beating compatriot Andreas Eiler heads-up.

When the registration desk closed inside the Czech Republic’s Kings Casino on November 3, 88 unique entrants contributed 132 buy-ins to the mix.

By the time Nitsche and Eiler started their heads-up showdown, more than $4.5 million had already been paid out to the likes of Christoph Vogelsang, Steffen Sontheimer and third-place finisher, Mikita Badziakouski.

Nitsche Cements His Status as One of Europe’s Best

At the start of the final showdown it was Nitsche with the slight chip lead. Capitalizing on this advantage, the German pro cruised into an even more dominant position within 20 hands before Eiler mounted a slight comeback.

This resurgence ultimately proved to be nothing more than a slight delay on yet another tournament victory for Nitsche. Long regarded as one of Europe’s top live tournament players, Nitsche has wins at the WSOP in Las Vegas, on the UK & Ireland Poker Tour and beyond.

However, despite banking more than $6.5 million prior to his latest win, the prize money he collected alongside his WSOPE bracelet is the most he’s won from a single tournament. Despite the career-defining win, Nitsche was straight back into the fray on November 6 on Day 1 of the WSOPE Main Event.

“Thanks for all the congratulations everyone. Feels great to finally win one of these. Trying again today in the #WSOPE main,” Nitsche tweeted on November 6.

More Highs and Lows at the WSOPE

Elsewhere at the WSOPE, Scottish pro Niall Farrell completed the coveted Triple Crown of poker by clinching the €25,000 ($29,000) High Roller title. The pro player had previously won a European Poker Tour (EPT) title in Malta back in 2015 and the 2016 World Poker Tour (WPT) title in Punta Cana.

With a place in history on the line, Farrell came through the final table of the WSOPE High Roller in impressive fashion to become the 13th player to win a title in the three major tournament series.  Alongside that record, Farrell bagged his first bracelet and $867,591 in prize money.

Away from the cheer of the WSOPE, sad news regarding one pro has filtered out across social media. According to those in Czech Republic, English pro Emma Fryer was involved in a fatal car crash on her way to her hotel.

Just hours before she was due to play in WSOPE Main Event, an accident tragically cut her life short. Since learning of the news, players across the community have offered their condolences and a Just Giving page has been set-up to help raise money for her family.

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