Nitsche leads WPT Emperors Poker Classic final table
On the penultimate day of the WPT Emperors Poker Classic in Johannesburg Dominik Nitsche absolutely crushed it and was personally responsible for eliminating a third of the field as 27 players were reduced to just six.
The German, who won a WSOP bracelet this summer, takes 2,915,000 to the final table, that’s a massive 42% of the chips in play. His nearest challenger, William Ross has just 1,285,000. At one point Nitsche eliminated six players in a row, but it was Ross – who is guaranteed the biggest cash of his career – who set the final table after eliminating Sunil Devachander in seventh place.
The only other player with over the million chip mark is Jason Strauss he’ll have direct position on Nitsche at the final table, the South African finished 596th in this year’s WSOP Main Event. Perhaps the highest profile player at the table, apart from Nitsche, is Jerome Bradpiece. The Brit has more than $725,000 in lifetime winnings and knows what it takes to win a title, having taken down GUKPT Walsall in 2007, he also has eight other victories to his name in tournaments with buy-ins ranging from £50 to £800. He starts the final with 930,000.
Rounding out the final table are Wesley Weigand (459,000) and Andrew Anthony (365,000), follow the live updates here: http://www.worldpokertour.com/Live_Updates/Live.aspx