German poker professional Dominik Nitsche has won his fourth WSOP bracelet and more than $4 million at the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE)$111,111 One Drop High Roller event which took place on Friday,November 3rd 2017 at the King’s Casino Rozvadov in the Czech Republic. The 27 year old German pro vanquished a field comprising of 132 entries to win the coveted prize.
He now shares the honour of winning four WSOP gold bracelets with fellow German poker pro George Danzer. This huge win has helped Nitsche to quickly scale the worldwide all-time money list and reach the 42nd place as his total prize money is now $11.1 million.
Albert Hoekendijk, a Dutch poker player defeated 868 entrants and emerged as the proud winner of “2017 World Series of Poker Europe€1,111 Little One For One Drop event. He went on to win his first WSOP gold bracelet and a cash prize worth $199,794.
WSOP – One Drop Partnership
The 2017 WSOPE tournament partnered with One Drop, a charitable organization involved in supplying clean water to economically backward communities all over the world. The $111,111 One Drop High Roller event raised an amount of €977,768 Euros and through the Little One for One Drop game raised an additional €43,400 Euros for the charitable organization by collecting €50 from every entrant to the Little One for One Drop. Since it partnered with One Drop in 2012,the WSOP has managed to raise more than $20,000,000 through its yearly poker tournaments.
The One Drop High Roller event had received a lot of publicity in the lead up to the event and had a €10,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. That prize pool went up significantly as there were 88 unique player registrations and an additional 44 re-entries which helped take the total guaranteed prize pool to €12,980,000 which is over $15 million. The last WSOP $111,111 One Drop High Roller event which took place earlier this year in Las Vegas saw a total of 130 registrations.
Nitsche Not Motivated By WSOP Bracelets
Poker players from all over the world dream about winning one of the coveted WSOP gold bracelets. Nitsche had already won three WSOP bracelets going into the One Drop High Roller event and did not let the size of the event nor the competition get the better of him. The German poker pro said that he had never made it a mission to rack up his tally of WSOP bracelets but preferred playing high roller events where the competition was tough as it helped to raise his game and bring out the best in him.
In a statement, Nitsche said “It’s not about the bracelets for me, mostly. It’s about playing really well. I’m more proud of how I played rather than that I won. The bracelets are nice, but the bracelets show me that my hard work pays off. I’m not the kind of guy to go trophy chasing. I’m more the kind of guy to play in a high roller because I love competing against the best.”
Some of the top players in the world took part in the One Drop High Roller event but only the final 20 were able to finish in the money. The fifth place went to Steffen Sontheimer who received $943,907, the fourth place went to Thomas Muehloecker who received $1,282,561. Mikita Badziakouski got $1,766,608 for finishing third and Germany’s Andreas Eiler finished in second place after losing to Nitsche and received $2,502,958 for his efforts.
Little One For One Drop
The Little One For One Drop event also had great turnout with a total of 868 registrations. Dutch poker pro Albert Hoekendijk who hasn’t had a lot of success with live poker tournaments till date had a great run at the event and ended up winning his first WSOP bracelet and €170,764 which is just under $200,000. The win helped Hoekendijk reach the 83rd place on the Netherland’s All Time Money list based on the Hendon Mob and took his career prize money to over $280,000.
German poker pro Johannes Toebbe finished in third place and received $86,644 while Swiss poker pro Thomas Hofmann lost out to Hoekendijk to finish in second place and take home $123,472.
 
 

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