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Dominik Nitsche Lifts First WPT Johannesburg Title

Recent WSOP Bracelet Winner From Germany Takes Down $206,000 In South Africa


Courtesy of WPTThe first World Poker Tour event to take place in South Africa has ended in victory for young German Dominik Nitsche.

The $3,600 buy in re-entry event, held at Emperors Palace Poker in Johannesburg, attracted 230 players including internationally recognized stars Joe Cada, Chris Moneymaker, Raymond Rahme, Liv Boeree, and Melanie Weisner.

Nitsche, who won a World Series of Poker bracelet during the summer, was chip leader at the final table having dominated each day he took to the felt at the tournament.

However he lost the chip lead heads up in the first hand against Britain’s Jerome Bradpiece only to dig in for a 90-minute plus battle which ended when he came over the top of a Bradpiece bet and was called as his AClub Suit 4Club Suit flopped a straight draw but only need the Ace-high to hang on ahead of the Englishman’s JClub Suit TClub Suit.

The victory gives Nitsche 576 Card Player Player of the Year points and moves him up to 34th in the overall rankings just ahead of Daniel Negreanu.

1: Dominik Nitsche — $206,153 (576 POY points)
2: Jerome Bradpiece — $121,477 (480 POY points)
3: William Ross — $80,985 (384 POY Points)
4: Wesley Weigand — $56,321 (288 POY points)
5: Jason Strauss — $41,965 (240 POY points)
6: Andrew Anthony — $32,394 (192 POY points)