Dominik Nitsche Wins PartyPoker Millions High Roller For €300,0001 year ago
While Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom was taking down the Main Event in Rozvadov, Dominik Nitsche was laying claim to the last of the High Roller events on the partypoker MILLIONS Germany schedule, scooping €300,000 after defeating the otherwise irrepressible Marcel Luske heads-up.
The €1million guaranteed prizefund saw a host of big names try their luck, although the Main Event and the €1100 Festival Finale were vying for their attention, with Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, Mustapha Kanit, Steve O'Dwyer, Ole Schemion, Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates, and Koray Aldemir all in the mix.
The previous two €25K High Rollers had seen Patrik Antonius and Johannes Becker emerge triumphant, while the €50K went to England’s Michael Zhang, but it was a new set of faces who were fated to fight out the final table after the Czech pair of former November Niner Vojta Ruzicka and Martin Kabrhel fell by the wayside, Kabrhel taking home €30k for his troubles in 11th spot.
With the guarantee once again exceeded, 72 entries and 48 re-entries producing a €1,140.000 ($1,422,688) prizefund, it came down to a heads-up between Nitsche – who seems to love the Kings Casino, having taken down the WSOP Europe €111k One Drop for a massive €3,487,463 ($4,064,026) payday in November – and Marcel Luske.
The much-loved partypoker ambassador, nicknamed ‘The Flying Dutchman’, couldn’t fend off the in-foem Nitsche, however, and had to settle for an otherwise excellent runner-up spot and €180,000 ($224,635).
As the excellent Czech poker site Pokerarena.cz points out, this takes Luske close to being the first Dutchman to crack the $5million barrier – a mere $40k and change away, while Nitsche still has some way to go to catch his German compatriots, sitting in 5th spot despite his $11,893,490 in lifetime earnings – a list topped of course by Fedor Holz.
Final table results
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