July 10,2012 : YOUNG GERMAN INTERNET GUN WINS LAST LOW BUY-IN WORLD SERIES OF POKER EVENT (Update)
Only just old enough to legally play, Dominik Nitsche enjoys his biggest pay check yet
Dominik Nitsche, a 21-year-old internet poker pro from Minden in Germany, may still be in the early stages of his career but he has already amassed impressive career earnings of over $3.5 million in internet and live tournament competitions.
Early Monday morning he secured his biggest win yet, taking down World Series of Poker event 59 – $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em and winning his first WSOP bracelet and a first prize worth $654,797. It was his fourth cash in this year's WSOP, bringing his take-home from Las Vegas this edition so far to $669,327 – not bad for two week's work.
Nitsche plays online as: Bounatirou and JustLuck1337, mainly on Pokerstars, but on this occasion he bested the 1,740 live tournament entrants in the last of the low buy-in events this year, eventually facing – and dominating – a final table that comprised Jonathan Hilton, Alex Cordero, Sebastien Comel, Randolph Lanosga, Franklin Johnson, Martin Vallo, Jonathan Miller and Daniel Eichhorn.
The heads up between the 21-year-old German and Jonathan Hilton, a US player from Tennessee, who proved no match for his talented opponent and was rapidly dismissed with a consolatory second placing check for $405,156.
The win was another significant achievement in the young internet player's rising career; aged only 18 he made poker history by becoming the youngest ever contestant to win an LAPT Main Event at Mar del Plata, Argentina, winning $381,030. He can claim four tournament victories, seventeen final tables and 28 cashes…and now a WSOP bracelet.