Dominik Nitsche is no stranger to final tables of major poker tournaments and he found himself in the winner’s enclosure once again when he triumphed in the $1,500 Sunday Side Event at GGPoker.
Nitsche came out on top of a 370-strong crowd and walked away with yet another online victory and the $96,428 prize that came with it.
Dzmitry Urbanovich was the first player to bust from the final table and the last player not to bank five-figures. Teddy Monroe, Pedro “BillyJeanS” Marques, and Martin Pineiro followed Urbanovoch to the rail, leaving five players in the hunt for the title.
China’s Wei “dugui777” Zhao fell in fifth for $38,199 before Adam “MikePrice82” Hendrix ran out of steam and exited in third for $52,021. Heads-up saw Nitsche and Alex Papazian lock horns and Nitsche emerged from the battle victoriously, securing the $96,428, which left Papazian to collect $96,428.
|1||Dominik Nitsche||United Kingdom||$96,428|
|3||Adam “MikePrice82” Hendrix||Mexico||$52,021|
|5||Wei “dugui777” Zhao||China||$28,049|
|7||Pedro “BillieJeanS” Marques||Croatia||$15,123|
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Brazilians Dominate $2M Gtd High Roller MILLION$
It was a good day for Brazilians in the $2 million guaranteed High Roller MILLIONS$ with four of the nine finalists hailing from the South American country. Two of that quartet were involved in a three-handed deal that saw more than $715,000 distributed.
Douglas “SEPOLAGUOD” Lopes was the tournament’s champion and he padded his bankroll with $256,974 after the previously mentioned deal. Fellow Brazilian Thales “qwerqwerqwer” Koppe crashed out in third and won $215,553. Joaquin “Pukambi” Melongo of Uruguay was the runner-up, he reeled in a $246,093 score.
The other two Brazilians finished in fifth and sixth-place. Eduardo Pires was the former, his fifth-place exit won him $73,516. Thiago “dj0ngador” Carvalho was the sixth-place finisher, a result worth $50,373.
|1||Douglas “SEPOLAGUOD” Lopes||Brazil||$256,974*|
|2||Joaquin “Pukambi” Melongo||Uruguay||$246,093*|
|3||Thales “qwerqwerqwer” Koppe||Brazil||$215,553*|
|4||Iurii “AbsoluteWin” Pasiuk||Russia||$107,291|
|6||Thiago “dj0ngador” Carvalho||Brazil||$50,373|
|7||Peter “PapiPapo” Tamm||Mexico||$34,515|
|8||Udi “wassa” Harush||Israel||$23,650|
|9||Josh “DerekJanick” Zucchet||Canada||$16,205|
*reflects a three-handed deal
Some of the other GGPoker victories this weekend included:
- David “Helen Clark” Yan – first-place in the GGMasters High Rollers $1,000 for $172,177
- Duff “Sammy Farha” Charette – first-place in the High Rollers Blade Mulligan $5K for $112,570
- Jaako – first-place in the High Rollers Blade Prime $5K for $101,639
- Lev “LevMeAlone” Gottlieb – first-place in the High Rollers Blade Closer $5K for $$92,984
- Kyriakos “LITIS” Papadopoulos – first-place in the Side Event: $800 Marathon for $90,585
- badu08 – first-place in the $150 GGMasters GGSOP Edition for $80,037
- Brunno Albuquerque – first-place in the Side Event: $3,150 Bounty King for $79,974*
- LLinusHate – first-place in the Global MILLION$ for $78,979
- Stephen Chidwick – first-place in the High Rollers Blade Opener $5K for $73,698
- Ronny Kaiser – first-place in the High Rollers Blade PLO $5K for $70,919
- Ole Schemion – first-place in the Sunday Bounty King $315 for $56,699*
- Kevin Pu – first-place in the Side Event: $1,260 Bounty Six Shooter High Roller for $52,554*
- Gary “GoatT” Thompson – first-place in the Sunday Forty Stack $400 for $51,049
- Fabian “MeowTzGenau” Gumz – first-place in the Sunday Fifty Stack $500 for $50,251
- Viktor Kudinov – first-place in the High Rollers Main Event $1K for $44,220
- Krasimir “Talking123” Yankov – first-place in the Sunday Marathon $300 for $43,802
- Andrey “ImAndy” Veselov – first-place in the Sunday Main Event $200 for $33,916
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There were a couple of chunky scores over at 888poker where the 888Millions is in full swing.
Romania’s “TrisTan7” was the last man standing in the 888Millions Sunday Mega Deep, a $100,000 guaranteed tournament that overlaid by almost $17,000. TrisTan7 won $18,890 after defeating “JoaquinRuiz” of Argentina heads-up, the runner-up secured $13,700. Third-place finisher “kenniii14” of Sweden won $10,100, the only other five-figure prize.
The 888Millions Sunday Special was another $100,000 guaranteed event. It overlaid by $8,600. Again, the top three finishers won more than $10,000 each. “corner130” of Chile banked $11,000 when they fell in third. This left “petersmyth” and “777ibi” of Romania heads-up for the title. The heads-up duo struck a deal that saw the former take home $16,661 and the latter crowned champion, an accolade that came with $17,188 worth of prize money.
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There were plenty of big scores over at partypoker where the WPT World Online Championships are drawing to a close.
The biggest score went to Dimitar Danchev who triumphed in the $3,200 Turbo Championship and padded his bankroll with $188,316. Danchev’s score would have been larger but he struck a deal that saw third-place finisher Alfred Karlsson bank $184,832 and Belarus’ Aliaksei Boika collect $156,843 for his runner-up finish.
Netherlands’ Floyd Rosner won the $320 buy-in Mini Turbo Championship and saw a $66,041 haul land in his partypoker account. Rosner was joined in the winner’s circle by fellow Dutchman Ronald Fokker who topped a field of 3,890-players in the $33 Micro Turbo Championship event. Vicotry here weighed in at $17,537.
Some of the other big scores, including a High Roller win for Benjamin Rolle, included:
- Benjamin Rolle – first-place in the $10,300 WPT High Roller for $155,000
- Mario Navarro Arrocha – first-place in the $1,050 WPT 7-Max Weekender for $82,548*
- Benjamin Wilhelmsen – first-place in the $109 WPT Mini 7-Max Weekender for $23,693*
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Finally, over to PokerStars. We recap the WCOOP action in a separate article so these are the juiciest prizes won from non-WCOOP events.
Hungary’s “Fieldmice1” was the last player standing in the $109 Bounty Builder. The Hungarian bested 3,051-opponents to get their hands on the $18,797 top prize plus an additional $14,368 worth of bounties, for a combined prize of $33,165.
There was a similar score for Poland’s “Tr!pleeeee” in the $215 Bounty Builder. First place here weighed in at $16,221 which the Pole boosted $13,287 from the bounty prize pool Turning $215 into $29,508 is a good day at the office.
These are some of the other victories enjoyed at PokerStars on September 20.
- “Nes1989” – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday Supersonic for $21,783
- “akayagi44” – first-place in the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $18,621
- Andres “wisopekeno!” Gonzalez – first-place in the Hotter $215 PKO for $14,402*
- “Iesha-bablo” – first-place in the Hotter $109 for $8,650
- Pavels “Rigapols81” Spirins – first-place in the Bigger $109 for $7,993
- “d.apollo777” – first-place in the $530 Omania for $7,800
- Ezequiel “ezepoker90” Vazquez – first-place in the $215 NLO8 Sunday Supersonic for $5,608
- Peter “Belabacsi” Traply – first-place in the Bigger $215 for $3,421
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