Twenty-one year old Dominik Nitsche from Minden, Germany was crowned winner of Event #59: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em. The last day started with just 51 players, out of a field of 4,620, still standing and still reaching for the bracelet. The remaining field was quickly cut to only 29 after just two hours, and down to just 16 after four short hours. Then young Nitsche roared like a tornado and blew everyone away to win his first WSOP bracelet and pocketed $654,797.
Nick Schulman is from Manhattan, New York. He is not just a pro poker player; he is also a smooth pro pool player. He was the winner of Event #60: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit). 101 of poker’s best put up $10,000 each to play in this challenging event. On June 12, 2009, Schulman won his first WSOP bracelet in the $10,000 World Championship No Limit 2-7 Draw event. This year he captured his second bracelet, plus the sum of $294,321 to add to his career winnings of more than $5 million.
And now there’s only one event left. With a field of 6,598 the Main Event, the one that determines the Final Table; Event #61 No-Limit Hold ’em started when Director Jack Effel kicked off the tourney of all tourneys by stating “This is the day! The time is now!” The chase for this year’s elusive, most-coveted prize in the world of poker: the title of Champion and the 2012 WSOP Gold Bracelet has started. Good luck to all!
Who do you think will be the Final Nine standing around the poker table at the end of this event? Who will be moving forward to the Final Table in October?