WSOP Update: Event #s 59 and 60

The WSOP Main Event is currently under way, so let’s get some housecleaning done and look at the last two tournaments before the Main Event.

Event #59, another $1,000 NLHE tournament, was won by Dominik Nitsche of Germany. The action ended a day earlier than expected, as the field shrunk (relatively) quickly from its original 4,620 players, and Nitsche ran through the final table competition. He entered the final table with a commanding chip lead and took control, never looking back until he secured the bracelet and over $650,000. This is Nitsche’s first bracelet, but he has been a force in international poker, with a Latin American Poker Tour title to his credit and cashes throughout Europe.

Event #60, the No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball, was won by poker pro Nick Schulman, earning his second bracelet. The relatively unusual tournament game has long been a favorite of the pros, and this tournament was no exception. The star-studded final table included Benjamin Parker, Mike Wattel, and last year’s reigning champ, John Juanda, amongst other pros. By winning, Schulman has become the only two-time winner of the No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball event, having won the event in 2009.

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