Dominik Nitsche is one of poker’s true grinders; there are few people in the world who can match the German for dedication to the game. He is constantly on the road, playing his trade across the globe and terrorising his opponents with his loose-aggressive style.
In July 2012, Nitsche won a bracelet at the World Series of Poker when he took down the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event. A few months later he won the World Poker Tour Johannesburg Main Event and no looks set to add the 2014 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Edinburgh title to his impressive list of poker accomplishments.
Nitsche goes into the third and final day’s play in the £550 buy-in tournament with 609,500 chips at his disposal, and that spells bad news for whoever is seated with him. He has already secured a £1,600 payout, but Nitsche will not be happy unless he leaves Edinburgh with the £29,000 first place prize.
Joining Nitsche through to Sunday’s final day, where only 11 players remain, is his friend Andrew Teng (586,000) who is looking to add a second GUKPT title to his name. Also in with a shout of becoming a GUKPT champion are online grinder Ross “RLOG” Loggie (419,500) and the in-form Jeff Kimber (200,000).
As mentioned, each of the players are guaranteed at least £1,600 for their efforts so far thanks to the money bubble bursting on Day 2. It popped at just before 8:00pm on Saturday evening when former European Poker Tour London winner David Vamplew ran into a real cooler of a hand. Vamplew turned second set with his pocket queens but fell afoul of the set of aces in the hand of Heying Tao.
Vamplew’s untimely demise secured some cash for the following players:
Play in the Main Event resumes at 1:00pm and continues until only one player has all of the chips in play. A number of these players will want to get the tournament over quickly in order to grind the Sunday Majors so expect plenty of action from the world go in the 2014 GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event.
2014 GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event Day 3 Chips Counts