WSOP Update: Event #s 59 and 60

July 12, 2012 Jordan Greene Poker World

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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