Dominik Nitsche Wins WSOP Event #21, $1,000 No Limit Hold’em

The World Series of Poker Event #21, $1,000 No Limit Hold’em has come to an end, this time with a German winner in form of Dominik Nitsche. The German overcame 2,043 opponents to win the tournament, providing him with a first prize of $335,659 and a well deserved WSOP bracelet.

Event #21 had a total of three days of poker, with only 16 making it to the final day. It didn’t take long to reach the final table, but the final table itself took quite some time as the players played solid and nobody wanted to bust out. But after 6-7 hours of final table play, we finally reached a heads up match between Dave D’Alessandro and Nitsche.

The two battled it out heads-up for quite some time, with both of them having the chiplead at different times. Eventually we reached the last hand of the tournament, which landed in level 29, with blinds of 40,000/80,000 and an ante of 10,000. D’Alessandro is on the button and decides to push his last chips into the pot pre-flop and quickly gets a call from Nitsche.

D’Alessandro shows:

Nitsche shows:

The board comes out  and with no help for D’Alessandro he finishes in a second place, after struggling to win coinflips agains Nitsche throughout the entire heads up match. D’Alessandro got $208,931 for his three day efforts, which he can add to his already impressive tournament cashes.

Nitsche took home his third gold WSOP bracelet with the victory, thanks to running quite good in the heads up match. Nitsche now has more than $3 million in total tournament cashes and is considered one of the best tournament players in the world. The rest of the final table payouts can be seen below:

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

Photo Courtesy: Pokernews / Melissa Haereiti

Daniel Allermand

Daniel Allermand is a freelance writer, with more than 4 years of experience in the industry as an operator, affiliate and poker player. Daniel has decided it was time to try and bring more coverage about the industry to the general public by writing articles about everything from poker to casino.  

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