Thursday, December 29, 2011

2011 PTPR AWARDS: COMING TO AMERICA - THE FUTURE IS NITSCHE

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SOURCE: PTPR POKER, THEHENDONMOB.com

What did you accomplish by age 20? Chances are, not as much as Dominik Nitsche - our pick for the PTPR Future Watch Player - the one to watch in 2012 ...

Win a big tournament? Check. Collect 1M in lifetime live tournament earnings? Check. Travel the world with the goal to become one of the best? Check. Come to America and dominate the WSOP? In progress.

Nitsche's poker resume is impressive. He is not shy to travel the world - his wins in Argentina, Cyprus and Greece are proof of that. Nitsche is well known on the circuit and is about to invade America - and the World Series of Poker.

Nitsche will be 21 years old by the time the WSOP hits next summer, and that's why he is our pick for the Future Watch Award - a full summer at the Rio and Nitsche could very well be the next big poker player to come out of Germany.

So once again, we ask the question - what did you accomplish by age 20? Congratulations Dominik on a wonderful first few years, now keep it up!


PLAYER VITALS
Name: Dominik Nitsche
Home: Minden, Germany

LIVE TOURNAMENT WINNINGS
Lifetime: $1,264,672 | 2011(YTD): $432,030

CAREER TOURNAMENT TITLES (5)
Dec 2011 | Lebanese Championship Side Event | 66K (Details TBC)
Nov 2011 | EPT Loutraki Side Event | 47K
Jun 2011 | Merit Summer Open | 123K
Apr 2011 | Middle East Championship | 164K
Apr 2009 | LAPT Mar del Plata | 381K

2011 PTPR RATINGS
PTPR Ranking: 386th | PTPR Points: 70 | PTPR Scores: 2

2011 PTPR TOURNAMENT SCORES (2)
MERIT MIDDLE EAST CHAMPIONSHIP, Cyprus (PTPR Challenger Event)
Apr 16-18, 2011 | Champion, 164K | 35 PTPR Points

MERIT SUMMER OPEN, Cyprus (PTPR Challenger Event)
June 18-19, 2011 | Champion, 123K | 35 PTPR Points

FINAL 2010 PTPR RATINGS
PTPR Ranking: 580th | PTPR Points: 48 | PTPR Scores: 3

RELATED:
POKER ROUND-UP: NITSCHE WINS MERIT SUMMER OPEN
NITSCHE NETS VICTORY IN MIDDLE EAST!

2011 PTPR AWARDS TRACKER
Rookie of the Year: Oleksii Kovalchuk | 2010: Thomas Marchese
Comeback Player: Phil Hellmuth Jr. | 2010: Michael Mizrachi
Breakthrough Player: Andrey Pateychuk | 2010: Vanessa Selbst
Future Watch: Dominik Nitsche | 2010: Pilgrim, Bjerkmann

Player of the Year: TBA | 2010: Sorel Mizzi
Tournament of the Year: TBA | 2010: WPT Tour Championship
Most PTPR Scores: TBA | 2010: Sorel Mizzi
Moment of the Year: TBA

2 comments:

  1. Congrats Dominik, I remember in 2010 sharing time waiting for pizza with you on Paradise island. my son Alexander had just won the 500 Badugi/ 2-7 Mix.

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  2. Awesome! Dominik certainly looks like he's the real deal - in poker and in life - thank you for your comment.

    Eric

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