2014 WSOPC Main Event Win Goes To Dominik Nitsche

The 2014 World Series of Poker Circuit National Championship Main Event began last week and featured $1,260,000 prize pool. The first place win of $352,800 would go to Dominik Nitsche who outlasted the 126 players in the competition to win the event.  Nitsche would claim his second gold bracelet and bragging rights after earning the win, in New Jersey.

It was back in 2012 that the pro earned his first WSOP bracelet and he was one of 26 players to post a $10,000 buy-in to compete in this year’s Main Event. The twenty three year old is from Germany and with the win, began the first every non-American to win the National Champioshp of the WSOPC as well as the first time a WSOP Player of the Year qualifier won the event.

The final table had several top pros competing including Matthew Ashton, Ylon Schwatz and Athanasios Polychronopoulos. Speaking to WSOP.com after the win, Nitsche stated that it is always nice to win a tournament but especially in a tough field like the WSOP. The pro defeated Athanasois to earn the win and stated that it is extra sweet to defeat the pro as he is a good player and a friend. The winner added that it is always ‘extra sweet’ to defeat someone who is really strong.

The WSOPC National Championship Main Event took place in Atlantic City at Bally’s for the very first time and was a great success. It will be interesting to see if the state will host the event again next year. Below are the payouts and player finishes during the tournament.

  • First                       Dominik Nitsche                                               $352,800
  • Second                 Athanasios Polychronopoulos                    $218,056
  • Third                      Matthew Ashton                                             $157,399
  • Fourth                  Christopher Bibb                                              $115,655
  • Fifth                       Tracy Doss                                                           $86,461
  • Sixth                      Andrew Robinson                                            $65,734
  • Seventh               Ylon Schwartz                                                    $50,816
  • Eighth                   Jeffrey Gunnip                                                  $39,917
  • Ninth                     Sean Lippel                                                         $31,865

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