Dominik Nitsche Analyzes Heads-Up River Value Bet From WSOPE One Drop

Dominik NItsche

888Poker Ambassador Dominik Nitsche is on a nice roll of late, especially in the Czech Republic where over recent months he's made multiple final tables and earned a couple of titles.

Highlighting the run was Nitsche's victory last November in the €111,111 buy-in 2018 World Series of Poker Europe High Roller for One Drop in Rozvadov. Nitsche topped a 132-entry field to win €3,487,463 and his fourth career WSOP bracelet.

During heads-up play, Nitsche had a tough opponent in fellow German Andreas Eiler. Eiler was ahead to begin their duel, but Nitsche grabbed the advantage early on and after about two dozen hands had opened up a chip lead on Eiler.

That's when the following hand took place, an interesting one that saw Nitsche win a nice-sized pot, made even bigger after a creative thin river value bet earned a call. Take a look:

To recap the action, Eiler min-raised the button with {q-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and Nitsche called with {8-Spades}{7-Diamonds}. The {2-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} flop gave both players a pair, and Nitsche check-called a continuation bet of 4.5 million from Eiler.

Then after the {5-Clubs} turn, Nitsche led for 10.5M and Eiler called, making the pot 34 million. The {k-Diamonds} came on the river and Nitsche bet small — just 6M — and after Eiler called once more, Nitsche won the pot.

Nitsche recently took the time to analyze the hand in detail for us, explaining his thinking on each street. Watch his discussion below and find out...

  • why Nitsche just called Eiler's initial c-bet after flopping top pair,
  • how the {5-Clubs} turn (bringing a flush draw) changed his plan from checking to betting,
  • why the {k-Diamonds} on the river wasn't as bad for him as it might seem at first glance,
  • how he arrived at that small bet size on the river, and
  • how the players' stack sizes additionally influenced his decisions.

888poker Ambassador Dominik Nitsche has amassed over $11.4 million in lifetime tournament earnings to date, earning multiple titles on various tours. Among those wins are four in World Series of Poker bracelet events, including one in the €111,111 buy-in 2017 World Series of Poker Europe High Roller for One Drop.

  • @DominikNitsche analyzes a WSOPE High Roller heads-up hand in which he goes for thin river value.

  • VIDEO: Watch this WSOPE High Roller heads-up hand, then listen to @DominikNitsche's analysis.

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