Ship it to Germany! The Germans proved, yet again, that they are the dominant force on the high roller scene. The WSOP Europe was no exception. German pro Dominik Nitsche binked the One Drop High Roller and won his fourth bracelet in the process. Nitsche took down a massive payout worth over €3.4M. The total prize pool for this event nearly passed the €13M mark.
The €111,111 buy-in One Drop High Roller raised €977,768 for clear water charity. That's at least $1.1M USD.
This year's special high roller affair at the WSOPE attracted a total of 88 original runners. Some of the biggest names in Europe showed up at the King's Casino in RozVegas for a shot at a mountain of Euros and a sick piece of bling. Those 88 high ballas contributed an additional 44 re-entries, for a total of 132 entries. The total prize pool was a shade under €13 million.
Bracelet winner and local player Martin Kabrhel made the final table, but the Czech pro was the first player to exit stage left. Rec player Ahadpur Khangah from Iran went deep in the High Roller, but his magical run ended in seventh place. Khangah cashed for €466,421.
A handful of Germans made the One Drop final table... as expected. Christoph Vogelsang was dunzo in sixth place, Steffen Sontheimer busted in fifth place.
Meanwhile, Austria's Thomas Muehloecker was out in fourth place, but he walked away with a seven-figure payout for €1.1M.
Mikita Badziakouski from Belarus had a remarkable run, but could only get as high as third place before bowing out. Mikita Badziakouski took down a third-place prize worth €1.5M.
Nitsche is €3.4M richer tonight... or €3,487,463 to be precise. The young German now has a fourth bracelet to add to his growing collection of WSOP bling. Nitsche previously won two bracelets in 2014, including the controversial 2014 WSOP National Championship at Bally's in AC. He won his first bracelet at the 2012 WSOP in a 1K donkament, which was worth $655K.
It seems like just yesterday (2009 to be exact), when a teenaged Nitsche shipped an event at the LAPT Argentina. Four bracelets and $11 million dollars later, Nitsche returns to the spotlight once again. Say hello to the newest One Drop Big Balla... Dom Nitsche.
British pro and psychonaut Charlie Carrel bubbled the final table when he busted in ninth place (for a €295K score).
Only the top 20 places paid out in the One Drop High Roller. Notable players who cashed included... Kenny Hallaert (10th place), Koray Aldemir (11th place), Nick Petrangelo (12th place), Eugene Katchalov (13th place), Jan Schwippert (14th place), Christopher Frank (15th place), Jack Sinclair (16th place), Bryn Kenney (17th place), Bartlomiej Machon (18th place), Jack Salter (19th place), and Daniel-Gai Pidun (20th place).
Several big names were in this event, but failed to cash. Among some of those players who donated... Gus Hansen, Patrik Antonius, Boris Becker, Elky, Fedor Holz, Phil Hellmuth, Benjamin Pollak, Liv Boeree, Ryan Riess, Rainer Kempe, Igor Kurganov, Ole Schemion, and Sam Trickett.
WSOP Europe - High Roller for One Drop
Prize Pool: €12,980,000
Final Table Payouts:
1. Dominik Nitsche (Germany) €3,487,463
2. Andreas Eiler (Germany) €2,155,418
3. Mikita Badziakouski (Belarus) €1,521,312
4. Thomas Muehloecker (Austria) €1,096,206
5. Steffen Sontheimer (Germany) €806,758
6. Christoph Vogelsang (Germany) €606,694
7. Ahadpur Khangah (Iran) €466,421
8. Martin Kabrhel (Czech Republic) €366,762