Dominik Nitsche Defeats Marcel Luske to Win Partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany High Roller for $374K

The partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany wrapped up at King’s Casino Rozvadov with a €10,300 buy-in High Roller. 888poker Ambassador Dominik Nitsche defeated Marcel Luske in heads-up play to win the title for €300,000 ($374,392).

Dominik Nitsche has had a ton of success at King’s Casino Rozvadov. Now he can add his High Roller win at the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany High Roller for €300K. (Image: partypoker)

Flying Dutchman Denied

The partypoker High Roller drew 72 entries, with 48 re-entries. That helped surpass the advertised €1 million guarantee by creating a €1,140,000 ($1,422,688) prize pool.

Nitsche navigated a tough final table that included fellow Germans Ole Schemion and Koray Aldemir to make it to heads-up play against the Netherlands’ Marcel Luske.

The “Flying Dutchman,” a partypoker pro, was looking for his first high roller win, but it wasn’t to be this time. The silver lining was that Luske received a €180,000 ($224,635) prize for second, which was the fourth-largest score of his long and storied career.

The win was just the latest success for Nitsche at King’s Casino Rozvadov. A week earlier, he placed seventh in the €25K Super High Roller for €60,000 ($73,497). That tournament was won by Patrik Antonius for €425,000 ($520,610).

Last November, Nitsche took down the 2017 World Series of Poker €111,111 High Roller for One Drop for a career-high €3,487,463 ($4,064,026) and his fourth gold bracelet.

The win also brought Nitsche up to $11,893,493 in lifetime earnings, which puts him fifth on Germany’s all-time poker money list. He now sits just $30,000 behind Rainer Kempe.

Others to finish in the money were Winamax sponsored pro Mustapha Kanit (10th for €30,000/$37,439), Paul Newey (12th for €30,000/$37,439), and Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (14th for €25,000/$31,199).

Final Table Results
1 Dominik Nitsche (Germany) €300,000 ($374,392)
2 Marcel Luske (Netherlands) €180,000 ($224,635)
3 Philipp Zukernik (Czech Republic) €130,000 ($162,236)
4 Koray Aldemir (Germany) €100,000 ($124,797)
5 Dan Cates (USA) €80,000 ($99,838)
6 Ashkan Fattahi (Iran) €65,000 ($81,118)
7 Ole Schemion (Germany) €50,000 ($62,399)
8 Bartlomiej Machon (Poland) €40,000 ($49,919)
9 Steve O’Dwyer (USA) €30,000 ($37,439)

Steven Morris Wins in UK

Steven Morris (Image: partypoker)

After his win in Rozvadov, Nitsche caught a private plane for the 2018 partypoker LIVE UK Poker Championship at Dusk Till Dawn Poker and Casino in Nottingham. It was there he hopped into the £5,300 Super High Roller, a tournament that attracted 40 entries and created a £200,000 ($280,000) prize pool

That title came down to Steven Morris and Nishid Hindocha, and on Hand #317 of the final table, the latter got his short stack all in holding the J♣9♥ against the former’s A♥J♥. The board ran out J♦3♥4♦Q♠4♥ and Morris claimed the title and £70,000 ($98,031) first-place prize.

The partypoker LIVE team will next be in Spain at Casino Barcelona from April 7-15 for their season finale, which will offer up €23 million in guaranteed prize pools.

Final Table Results
1 Steven Morris (UK) £70,000 ($98,031)
2 Nishid Hindocha (UK) £45,000 ($63,020)
3 Xiaoyang Luo (China) £32,000 ($44,814)
4 Tom Middleton (UK) £22,000 ($30,809)
5 Chris Sly (UK) £15,000 ($21,006)
6 Nicholas Todd (UK) £10,000 ($14,004)

Written by
Chad Holloway
Splitting his time between his native Wisconsin and Las Vegas, Chad Holloway gave up a potential law career to follow his passion and play and write about poker. His background includes a long stint as a senior writer for a major poker news site. Long well-known throughout the poker community for his incisive and in-depth commentary and reporting, we are proud to have Chad on board as part of our CardsChat writing team, where he will be covering everything from the World Series of Poker to interviews, features, and more.


vovanbaron15 wrote...

These guys do great in Razvadov.But I am curious about Fedor Holtz.Where is he? Or Im thinking the idea that he really retire from poker life and attends only huge highroller events.He acted like poker is not his aim but only the way of getting to completing some other mission in his life.

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