Dominik Nitsche is a young and one of the most promising German poker players. He already has a World Series of Poker bracelet, a World Poker Tour Championship title, and the Latin American Poker Tour's Main Event trophy which puts him ahead of thousands of players struggling to make it into the poker's elite. Nische is sponsored by 888poker.
Nitsche was born in 1991 in Minden, Germany, just outside Hannover. He entered his first live tournament as soon as he became of age and instantly took the first title. It was in April, 2009 in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Nitsche outplayed the field of 290 players in that event eventually taking down the Latin America Poker Tour title along with $380,000 in first-place cash.
Like most of the poker's young guns, Nitsche started his career at the online tables. His initial success came in Full Tilt Poker's Online Poker Series where Nitsche scored back to back Super Tuesday final tables and a first place finish in a Full Tilt $200 re-buy for $42,000. With Germany having no restrictions for playing online poker, Nitsche can be found grinding at the major online poker sites under the nicknames “DOMinator”, and “bounatirouIMO”.
World Series of Poker
Nitsche went to Vegas for the summer in 2012 as it was the first year that the young German was allowed to play poker in the US. And the debut was an impressive one. Nitsche cashed in three WSOP events before winning his first bracelet. He bested the field of 4620 players to win the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event and took home more than $600,000 in cash. In just a few months he traveled to Cannes, France for the WSOP Europe where he cashed in two more No-Limit Hold'em events.
Dominik Nitsche's Top 5 WSOP Results
|2012||$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em||1st||$654,797|
|2012||WSOPE €3,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Shootout||15th||€5,428 ($7,082)|
|2012||WSOPE €1,000 No-Limit Hold'em||34th||€2,608 ($3,403)|
|2012||$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Ante Only||44th||$5,476|
|2012||$3,000 No-Limit Hold'em||116th||$6,470|
World Poker Tour
As if winning a bracelet wasn't enough, Nitsche scored another prestigious poker title that same year. In October, 2012 he won the World Poker Tour Johannesburg $3,300 Main Event for just over $200,000 in prize money as well as the honor of calling himself a WPT champion. With two major poker titles already in his collection, Nitsche is just an EPT win away from the poker's “Triple Crown” and his whole life ahead of him to score that one remaining title.
Dominik Nitsche's Top 5 WPT Results
|2012||Johannesburg $3,300 Main Event||1st||$206,153|
|2009||Marrakech €9,000 High Roller||2nd||€82,034 ($120,885)|
|2011||Venice €10,000 High Roller||3rd||€35,400 ($48,291)|
|2011||Prague €600 No-Limit Hold'em / Heads-Up||4th||€1,709 ($2,278)|
|2010||Chilipoker Marrakech Festival €5,000 Main Event||6th||€37,063 ($50,633)|
European Poker Tour
Although Nitsche already has two EPT side event wins on his record, he still has to take down the Main Event. In 2011 he won the €1,000 No-Limit Hold'em tournament at the EPT Loutraki for more than €30,000 in cash and then in 2012 he collected €35,000 along with the €900 No-Limit Hold'em event honors.
Dominik Nitsche's Top 5 EPT Results
|2011||Loutraki €1,000 No-Limit Hold'em||1st||€34,650|
|2012||Sanremo €900 No-Limit Hold'em||1st||€35,000|
|2010||Vienna €1,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Bounty||3rd||€5,400|
|2012||Copenhagen DKr 7,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Turbo Bounty||6th||DKr 10,057|
|2011||Berlin €1,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Turbo Bounty||7th||€2,300|
In April, 2009 Nitsche scored his first major poker title which also was his first live tournament money finish. He took down the LAPT Mar del Plata $5,000 Main Event taking home $381,030 in cash. Then in 2011 Nitsche collected two first place prizes in Cyprus. He first won the Merit Middle East Poker Championship's $4,000 Championship event in April for $164,100 and then two months later he took down the $2,500 Main Event at the Merit Summer Open for $123,366.
Did you know?
- Aged at only 21, Dominik Nitsche already had two of the most prestigious poker titles, the WSOP and WPT in his trophy collection.
- He can be found at the online poker tables playing under the nicknames “DOMinator” and “bounatirouIMO”.