Sunday Briefing: Dominik Nitsche Among the Big Winners
Dominik Nitsche is no stranger to final tables of major poker tournaments and he found himself in the winner’s enclosure once again when he triumphed in the $1,500 Sunday Side Event at GGPoker.
Nitsche came out on top of a 370-strong crowd and walked away with yet another online victory and the $96,428 prize that came with it.
Dzmitry Urbanovich was the first player to bust from the final table and the last player not to bank five-figures. Teddy Monroe, Pedro “BillyJeanS” Marques, and Martin Pineiro followed Urbanovoch to the rail, leaving five players in the hunt for the title.
China’s Wei “dugui777” Zhao fell in fifth for $38,199 before Adam “MikePrice82” Hendrix ran out of steam and exited in third for $52,021. Heads-up saw Nitsche and Alex Papazian lock horns and Nitsche emerged from the battle victoriously, securing the $96,428, which left Papazian to collect $96,428.
|1||Dominik Nitsche||United Kingdom||$96,428|
|3||Adam “MikePrice82” Hendrix||Mexico||$52,021|
|5||Wei “dugui777” Zhao||China||$28,049|
|7||Pedro “BillieJeanS” Marques||Croatia||$15,123|
Brazilians Dominate $2M Gtd High Roller MILLION$
It was a good day for Brazilians in the $2 million guaranteed High Roller MILLIONS$ with four of the nine finalists hailing from the South American country. Two of that quartet were involved in a three-handed deal that saw more than $715,000 distributed.
Douglas “SEPOLAGUOD” Lopes was the tournament’s champion and he padded his bankroll with $256,974 after the previously mentioned deal. Fellow Brazilian Thales “qwerqwerqwer” Koppe crashed out in third and won $215,553. Joaquin “Pukambi” Melongo of Uruguay was the runner-up, he reeled in a $246,093 score.
The other two Brazilians finished in fifth and sixth-place. Eduardo Pires was the former, his fifth-place exit won him $73,516. Thiago “dj0ngador” Carvalho was the sixth-place finisher, a result worth $50,373.
|1||Douglas “SEPOLAGUOD” Lopes||Brazil||$256,974*|
|2||Joaquin “Pukambi” Melongo||Uruguay||$246,093*|
|3||Thales “qwerqwerqwer” Koppe||Brazil||$215,553*|
|4||Iurii “AbsoluteWin” Pasiuk||Russia||$107,291|
|6||Thiago “dj0ngador” Carvalho||Brazil||$50,373|
|7||Peter “PapiPapo” Tamm||Mexico||$34,515|
|8||Udi “wassa” Harush||Israel||$23,650|
|9||Josh “DerekJanick” Zucchet||Canada||$16,205|
*reflects a three-handed deal
Some of the other GGPoker victories this weekend included:
- “Helen Clark” – first-place in the GGMasters High Rollers $1,000 for $172,177
- Duff “Sammy Farha” Charette – first-place in the High Rollers Blade Mulligan $5K for $112,570
- Jaako – first-place in the High Rollers Blade Prime $5K for $101,639
- Lev “LevMeAlone” Gottlieb – first-place in the High Rollers Blade Closer $5K for $$92,984
- Kyriakos “LITIS” Papadopoulos – first-place in the Side Event: $800 Marathon for $90,585
- badu08 – first-place in the $150 GGMasters GGSOP Edition for $80,037
- Brunno Albuquerque – first-place in the Side Event: $3,150 Bounty King for $79,974*
- LLinusHate – first-place in the Global MILLION$ for $78,979
- Stephen Chidwick – first-place in the High Rollers Blade Opener $5K for $73,698
- Ronny Kaiser – first-place in the High Rollers Blade PLO $5K for $70,919
- Ole Schemion – first-place in the Sunday Bounty King $315 for $56,699*
- Kevin Pu – first-place in the Side Event: $1,260 Bounty Six Shooter High Roller for $52,554*
- Gary “GoatT” Thompson – first-place in the Sunday Forty Stack $400 for $51,049
- Fabian “MeowTzGenau” Gumz – first-place in the Sunday Fifty Stack $500 for $50,251
- Viktor Kudinov – first-place in the High Rollers Main Event $1K for $44,220
- Krasimir “Talking123” Yankov – first-place in the Sunday Marathon $300 for $43,802
- Andrey “ImAndy” Veselov – first-place in the Sunday Main Event $200 for $33,916
There were a couple of chunky scores over at 888poker where the 888Millions is in full swing.
Romania’s “TrisTan7” was the last man standing in the 888Millions Sunday Mega Deep, a $100,000 guaranteed tournament that overlaid by almost $17,000. TrisTan7 won $18,890 after defeating “JoaquinRuiz” of Argentina heads-up, the runner-up secured $13,700. Third-place finisher “kenniii14” of Sweden won $10,100, the only other five-figure prize.
The 888Millions Sunday Special was another $100,000 guaranteed event. It overlaid by $8,600. Again, the top three finishers won more than $10,000 each. “corner130” of Chile banked $11,000 when they fell in third. This left “petersmyth” and “777ibi” of Romania heads-up for the title. The heads-up duo struck a deal that saw the former take home $16,661 and the latter crowned champion, an accolade that came with $17,188 worth of prize money.
There were plenty of big scores over at partypoker where the WPT World Online Championships are drawing to a close.
The biggest score went to Dimitar Danchev who triumphed in the $3,200 Turbo Championship and padded his bankroll with $188,316. Danchev’s score would have been larger but he struck a deal that saw third-place finisher Alfred Karlsson bank $184,832 and Belarus’ Aliaksei Boika collect $156,843 for his runner-up finish.
Netherlands’ Floyd Rosner won the $320 buy-in Mini Turbo Championship and saw a $66,041 haul land in his partypoker account. Rosner was joined in the winner’s circle by fellow Dutchman Ronald Fokker who topped a field of 3,890-players in the $33 Micro Turbo Championship event. Vicotry here weighed in at $17,537.
Some of the other big scores, including a High Roller win for Benjamin Rolle, included:
- Benjamin Rolle – first-place in the $10,300 WPT High Roller for $155,000
- Mario Navarro Arrocha – first-place in the $1,050 WPT 7-Max Weekender for $82,548*
- Benjamin Wilhelmsen – first-place in the $109 WPT Mini 7-Max Weekender for $23,693*
Hungary’s “Fieldmice1” was the last player standing in the $109 Bounty Builder. The Hungarian bested 3,051-opponents to get their hands on the $18,797 top prize plus an additional $14,368 worth of bounties, for a combined prize of $33,165.
There was a similar score for Poland’s “Tr!pleeeee” in the $215 Bounty Builder. First place here weighed in at $16,221 which the Pole boosted $13,287 from the bounty prize pool Turning $215 into $29,508 is a good day at the office.
These are some of the other victories enjoyed at PokerStars on September 20.
- “Nes1989” – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday Supersonic for $21,783
- “akayagi44” – first-place in the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $18,621
- Andres “wisopekeno!” Gonzalez - first-place in the Hotter $215 PKO for $14,402*
- “Iesha-bablo” – first-place in the Hotter $109 for $8,650
- Pavels “Rigapols81” Spirins – first-place in the Bigger $109 for $7,993
- “d.apollo777” – first-place in the $530 Omania for $7,800
- Ezequiel “ezepoker90” Vazquez – first-place in the $215 NLO8 Sunday Supersonic for $5,608
- Peter “Belabacsi” Traply – first-place in the Bigger $215 for $3,421
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