Dominik Nitsche is the latest high profile poker player to get his hands on a WPTWOC title after he took down the $1 million guaranteed WPT Big Game.
Nitsche has won almost everything the game has to offer. The UK-based German has four World Series of Poker bracelets and he now has a WPT Big Game title, the latter coming with a cash reward in excess of $200,000.
WPT Big Game: $1M Gtd Final Table Results
|1||Dominik Nitsche||United Kingdom||$200,650|
|6||Scott Margereson||United Kingdom||$42,000|
|8||Luke Reeves||United Kingdom||$25,000|
A whole host of big names made it through to the final day’s action which took place on August 17. Marton Czuczor was the 33rd place finisher meaning he was the tournament’s bubble boy and his exit paved the way for a return on the remaining players’ $5,200 investment.
Rok Gostisa, Conor Beresford, Sam Greenwood, and Daniel Dvoress were the first players o cash. Others who finished in the money places included Fedor Holz, Thomas Boivin, Dan Shak, Anton Wigg and our very own Roberto Romanello, the latter falling in 10th place.
Rui Ferreira busted in ninth-place to set the final table.
British and Irish grinders couldn’t quite get going at the final table and players from these countries made up the first three eliminations.
Luke Reeves, Mark Davis, and Scott Margereson all fell in succession before Aliaksei Boika ran out of steam in fifth place. Brazilian star Bernado Dias crashed out in fourth and was the last player not to see their $5,200 buy-in turn into a six-figure haul.
Third-place and $104,200 went to Daniel Smiljkovic, which left Nitsche and Vyacheslav Buldygin heads-up for the title. Nitsche brushed aside his final opponent and claimed the $200,650 top prize for himself, resigning his Russia opponent to secure the $146,050 consolation prize.
WPT Big Game Mini: $300K Gtd Final Table Results
|3||Erik Von Buxhoeveden||Austria||$27,638|
|8||Josephus Van Den Bijgaart||Netherlands||$5,737|
Sweden’s Kristoffer Edberg won the Mini edition of the WPT Big Game, turning his $530 into $57,134. Edberg defeated Andrii Novak heads-up to bank the top prize and leave Novak with the $40,750 runner-up prize.
Novak also finished 20th in the $5,200 WPT Big Game for a bankroll-boosting $12,500. Look out for him in next week’s Big Game tournaments!
Shout-outs also to Maria Ho who finished 21st for $2,546 and Shyngis Satubayev whose 20th place finish also weighed in at $2,546. Satubayev had a successful August 17 because he also managed to navigate his way to the final table of the WPT Knockout Championship.
WPT Big Game Micro: $100K Gtd Final Table Results
|5||Jack Hardcastle||United Kingdom||$3,613|
Bulgaria’s Simeon Spasov took down the WPT Big Game Micro and walked away with $16,832 reasons to be happy. Spasov came close to a double victory but ultimately had to make do with the $4,024 12th place prize in the WPT Big Game Micro event.
Spasov defeated Petru Prepelita of Malta heads-up to become a WPTWOC event winner. The Malta-based grinder collected an $11,882 consolation prize for his impressive, deep run.
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