Following a stellar summer, German poker pro and 888poker ambassador Dominik Nitsche has officially entered the Global Poker Index (GPI) World Poker Ranking's Top 10, debuting at an impressive eighth place.
"Super happy," the German pro said about making it into the top 10. "I think it's only the beginning. I have only started playing High Roller events recently, and I feel with my busy schedule it's only a matter of time before I crack the top five."
The goal obviously is to become the number one, and if Barcelona and Berlin go well I'm sure you'll see my name up there soon.
Nitsche, who has been an 888poker ambassador since June of this year, enjoyed a stellar 2015 World Series of Poker (WSOP) with six cashes. Although he didn't quite manage to snag the fourth bracelet of his career, he made numerous deep runs, including a third-place finish in Event #25: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed for $220,657.
Since the WSOP he continued his success with a second place in the Bellagio Cup XI, a $10,000+400 No-Limit Hold'em event, taking home $479,732. He followed that up with a deep run in the WSOP National Championships in Cherokee, North Carolina, finishing 15th for $20,594.
Originally from Minden in Germany, Nitsche kicked off his professional poker career playing online in 2008, and has since amassed over $4,970,000 in total live winnings.
His largest cash came in 2012 when he won his first WSOP bracelet, taking home an impressive $654,797 after outlasting a field of 4,620 in a $1,000 No Limit Hold'em tournament. Nitsche is a regular at the WSOP not only in Vegas, but in the Asian-Pacific and European editions of the tournament as well.
In 2013, Nitsche made a deep run in the WSOP Europe Main Event in Enghien-les-Bains, France, finishing in third place and taking home €400,000 in an event that was eventually won by Adrian Mateos.
One year later, Nitsche added two more WSOP bracelets to his collection after winning the WSOP National Championship for a $352,000 cash prize, and then going on to win another $1,000 NLHE tournament, becoming the youngest player in the world to win three bracelets (he was 23).
With WSOP Europe in Nitsche's native Germany right around the corner, it seems he is poised to break the $5-million mark in lifetime earnings, and beyond that, the future seems bright.
"The goal obviously is to become the number one," Nitsche said, "and if Barcelona and Berlin go well I'm sure you'll see my name up there soon!"