Earlier this week, 888poker Ambassador Dominik Nitsche raced to the top of a star-studded field of 88 unique entrants, who made 44 re-entries between them, in the €111,111 High Roller for One Drop event at the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe festival.
While Nitsche was obviously glad with winning the fourth bracelet, he told PokerNews that he was happier with how he played, with hours of off-the-felt study finally paying off.
“It’s really nice, it’s not about the bracelets for me, and it’s how well I played. I’m most proud of how I played rather than I won. I’ve put a lot of time recently into heads-up cash games so I felt comfortable all the way through. I felt like I was the strongest player and made no mistakes. I played perfectly; there was nothing I would change.”
The €3,487,463 cash prize that was awarded to Nitsche is by far the largest score of his illustrious poker career; Nitsche’s previous largest live tournament prize came in at an astounding amount of $654,797. With the money from this excellent result added to his lifetime winnings, Nitsche can now boast of having won $11,357,338 from live poker events, an impressive sum that places him fourth in the German all-time money listings, and when you consider only Ole Schemion, Christoph Vogelsang and Fedor Holz are above Nitsche in those standings, it is quite an achievement.
Even though he already has a quartet of bracelets to hand, Nitsche is on the hunt for more.
“I compete in the high-rollers because I love battling with the best so to finally win one of those feels fantastic. I’ll be looking forward to winning number five now because winning tournaments is fun.”