2014 WSOP Events 21-23: Dominik Nitsche makes it two for Germany

Dominik Nitsche wins his third WSOP Bracelet
Dominik Nitsche wins his third WSOP Bracelet

Dominik Nitsche followed up on George Danzer’s bracelet to make it 2 for Germany in the 2014 WSOP by winning Event 21: $1K NLHE. Nitsche overcame a tough opponent in Dave D’Alesandro to capture his third WSOP career bracelet. Nitsche collected  $335,659 in prize money, propelling him to well over $2 million in WSOP career earnings. Others who won Bracelets include Event 22:$10K H.O.R.S.E Winner Christopher Wallace who pocketed $507,614 and Event 23: $1K Turbo NLHE Champion Doug Polk who prevailed on a field of 1,473 entrants to win $251,969.

Event 21: $1K NLHE

Dominik Nitsche won this event which saw a strong field of 2,043 players. With this victory over D’Alesandro in heads up action, Nitsche not only was richer by $335,659 but also won his third WSOP bracelet to take the lead in Bracelet winners from Germany. The top 216 finishers made the money, including Matt Brady (190th), Jonathan Dimmig (105th), Erik Seidel (83rd), Jason Koon (82nd), David Williams (65th), JC Tran (38th), Jason Senti (21st), and Mickey Petersen (14th).

The final table was a fairly tough one with competition from the likes of Bob Bounahra who finished third and Jeff Gross. Nitsche has had a wonderful tournament this year since he won the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em WSOP National Championship at Atlantic City earlier last month. 

Here are the final table results from the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Event 21:

1st: Dominik Nitsche – $335,659
2nd: Dave D’Alesandro – $208,931
3rd: Bob Bounahra – $145,229
4th: Zachary Gruneberg – $104,594
5th: Thayer Rasmussen – $76,443
6th: Jeff Gross – $56,549
7th: Eric Milas – $42,382
8th: Billy Horan – $32,168
9th: David Burt – $24,702


Event 22: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E

Christopher ‘Fox’ Wallace outplayed some of the best poker players in WSOP to capture his first bracelet. He won over a final table on which he was the only player not to have made the WSOP final table before. He defeated Randy Ohel in a quick heads up encounter to win $507,614.

The 40 year old Wallace was the least experienced player on the FT of the event but outlasted everyone in the six hour long battle of ten players.

The event drew 200 entries creating a $1,880,000 prize pool with the top 24 places being paid. Some notables who made the money include Chris Klodnicki (24th), runner-up in last year’s One Drop High Roller event, six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu (18th), Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier (16th), this year’s WSOP Player of the Year early frontrunner Justin Bonomo (15th), Nick Schulman (14th), David Benyamine (11th) and Bruno Fitoussi (9th), who bubbled the final table.
Here are the final table results from the $10,0000 H.O.R.S.E. Event:1st: Chris “Fox” Wallace – $507,614
2nd: Randy Ohel – $313,715
3rd: Richard Sklar – $206,499
4th: Richard Ashby – $150,625
5th: Max Pescatori – $112,066
6th: Lee Goldman – $84,844
7th: Bill Chen – $65,273
8th: Calvin Anderson – $50,966
Doug Polk
Doug Polk

Event 23: $1K Turbo NLHE

Doug ‘WCGRider’ Polk was the final winner of the day in the quickest tourney of the 2014 WSOP. He won over the 1,473 turnout in this turbo format to win $251,969 and his first WSOP bracelet. The final table played out quickly with Liam Alcock, Chad Cox and Jonathan Hanner all giving sizeable competition to Polk.




Team India

It was good news for Team India also as Aditya Sushant finished 94th in Event 23 cashing $2,293.

Apoorva Goel is alive and kicking in Event 26: $1,500 No Limit Hold’em with 22,500 chips. He is above chip average in the remaining 470 surviving players from the 1591 entries. Money bubble bursts at 170 players.