Last Sunday, we were able to see some great poker action across the online poker sphere, and two names popped up — Dominik Nitsche and Douglas Lopes. Both of them ended up wealthier for tens of thousands of dollars after topping their respective events.
$1,500 Sunday Side Event
Dominik Nitshce took part in the $1,500 Sunday Side Event and won it. He has a lot of experience playing final tables of major tournaments, and he used it to navigate his way to the victory.
The event attracted a total of 370 entries, but Nitsche was the one to top the event and win a total of $96,428.
This poker tournament actually attracted many popular online and live players, including Dzmirty Urbanovich, who was the first to hit the rail in the final table, with a total of $8,154 in his pocket. Urbanovich was followed by Teddy Monroe and Pedro Maques in eight and seventh places, respectively. Monroe landed $11,105, whereas Marques won $15,123.
The sixth palace was reserved for Martin Pineiro from Argentina, who won $20,596, and Wei Zhao hit the rail after that for $28,049.
Sergi Reixach, one of Spain’s best, made it to the fourth place, where he lost all chips and won $38,199, and Adam Hendrix was the last one to hit the rail before the heads-up, winning a total of $52,021 in the process.
Nitsche’s final opponent was Alex Papazian, who had to settle for the consolation prize of $70,846.
$2 Million High Roller MILLION$
Brazilians seem to love high roller events, as they dominated the final table of the $2 Million High Roller MILLION$. In the end, Douglas Lopes celebrated the victory, winning a total of $256,974.
The first player to leave the game in the final table was Josh Zucchet from Canada, who won $16,205. After that, it was time for Israel’s Udi Harush to win the game for $23,650.
Peter Tamm ended up seventh for $34,515, and Thiago Carvalho hit the rail after that for $50,374. Carvalho was the first of four Brazilians to leave the game in the final table. The second was Eduardo Pires, who left the tournament right after Carvalho and won $73,516.
The fourth place was reserved for a Russian player Iurii Pasiuk, who managed to land $107,291.
The last three players, two of them from Brazil and one from Uruguay, decided to make a three-way deal, and each received more than $200,000 in prize money. The first one to hit the rail was Thales Koppe from Brazil, winning a total of $215,553 in the process.
Uruguay’s Joaquin Melongo faced Lopes in the heads-up but failed to win the event, ending up with $246,093 in prizes. In the end, Lopes was the one to celebrate a victory in this event, receiving more than a quarter of a million as his final prize, which is a significant boost for his future poker adventures.