888poker May Recap: Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche Wins Super XL Mini Main Event

  • Jason GlatzerJason Glatzer
Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche

Sundays are the biggest day of the week at the world's second-largest real-money online poker network 888poker thanks to many of the regular tournament featuring larger guaranteed prize pools when compared to what takes place during the week and some special added tournaments including Mega Deep and the Sunday Challenge each weekend, plus the Whale and the Baby Whale on alternating Sundays.

May was a special month at 888poker, since not only did all these tournaments take place, but also the online poker room hosted its fifth edition of the Super XL Series which featured 40 action-packed tournaments with $3 million in guaranteed prize pools from May 14-22.

Sweden's "Gr33nApples" was the biggest winner of the month after finishing on top of a three-way deal in Event #36 $1,000,000 Super XL - Main Event to collect $183,869. As part of the deal, countryman "BOLAGET.NU" banked $159,691 for second place and the Czech Republic's "Vocaaas" took home $150,832 for third place.

888poker Ambassador Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche once again proved why he is one of the most feared poker players in the game after taking down Event #37 $150,000 Super XL - Mini Main Event for $36,542. Nitsche, who is currently ranked in seventh place in the Global Poker Index Ranking, might be better known for being one of the top live tournament players with over $5.6 million in tournament cashes which includes three World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelets.

Also on the final table in this tournament was Sweden's Tobias "bale_11" Garp who finishing in fifth place for $10,640. Garp also won the opening event in the Super XL festival for $22,984 and a $3,000 WSOP package.

Other players to score big during the Super XL were "jewelrunna" finishing on top of Event #4 $150,000 Super XL - Mega Deep for $38,304, "ncqqqqqq" shipping Event #5 $250,000 Super XL - Opening Event for $56,725, and Sebastian "p000cket000" Sikorski winning Event #7 $200,000 Super XL - Whale for $52,709.

Additionally, Event #35 $150,000 Super XL - Mega Deep ended in a four-way deal with "ILovePancake" (1st - $27,456), Richard "ChipsFool" Hoadley (2nd - $27,109), Josh "moccastube" Hart (3rd - $29,167), and "linda_h" (4th - $23,117) all winning big.

Players also took home big paydays outside the Super XL series including "PreyOnDaLine" winning the Whale on May 1 for $32,236 and "Speil13" shipping this same tournament on May 29 for $34,110.

Winners in the Mega Deep included "govand87" (May 1 - $26,775), "Streusalz" (May 8 - $30,806), and Jakub "Olli4.4.4" Oliva (May 29 - $26,888), while winners in the Sunday Challenge included Jonas "KTBFFH89" Jorgensen (May 1 - $18,350), Stevan "poker_mom74" Chew (May 8 - $20,708), "Ozzy_M" (May 15 - $21,737), "2701marko" (May 22 - $19,910), and "I_own_coys85" (May 29 - $18,407).

Here is a look at the results of the biggest Sunday tournaments in May on 888poker:


888poker May Recap: Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche Wins Super XL Mini Main Event 101

The $150,000 Whale

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$565+35May 1279$157,635
PlacePlayerPrize
1PreyOnDaLine$32,236.35
2Havlisak$23,645.25
3Anton "YSoSerious7" Yakuba$17,812.75
4kainasi$13,398.97
5marioallin58$9,142.83
6Jan "hownorez" Nakladal$7,093.57
7Robin "inho" Ylitalo$5,517.22
8footler$3,940.87
9duduki07$2,995.06

888poker May Recap: Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche Wins Super XL Mini Main Event 102

The $120,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15May 1714$142,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1govand87$26,775.00
2Jonas "KTBFFH89" Jorgensen$19,278.00
3PLOlooser$14,280.00
4Steve "SpewWOkid87" Buell$10,710.00
5kellerassel0$7,497.00
6Al_Robbya$6,069.00
7HeyHohLetsGo$4,641.00
8MarinoPoker$3,213.00
9WaWazDa$2,013.48

888poker May Recap: Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche Wins Super XL Mini Main Event 103

$100,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8May 1770$100,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Jonas "KTBFFH89" Jorgensen$18,350.00
2chisna$13,100.00
3Anton "surprisefirm" Petrov$9,900.00
4polukalos$7,450.00
5mikedonks$5,200.00
6Mozgolom26$4,200.00
7kamexxx$3,200.00
8C.Regando$2,200.00
9UveBeenStakt$1,300.00

888poker May Recap: Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche Wins Super XL Mini Main Event 104

The $120,000 Baby Whale - Special Edition!

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$300+20May 8480$144,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1tikkapekka$27,360.00
2BadModafoka1$20,160.00
3Aleksejs "APonakov" Ponakovs$14,760.00
4FItip4ldI$11,232.00
5Pedro "PaDiLhA10" Padilha$7,920.00
6Ivan "ivanascasubi" Vilchez$6,120.00
7Miccoli1904$4,680.00
8blackbrahman$3,240.00
9SamSaymon$2,390.40

888poker May Recap: Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche Wins Super XL Mini Main Event 105

The $150,000 Mega Deep - Special Edition!

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15May 8851$170,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1Streusalz$30,806.20
2Bryan "DePittsterje" Paris$22,126.00
3EkkoMax$16,594.50
4komarolo222$12,424.60
5_T.R_$8,765.30
6Safttiger$7,063.30
7noeschi$5,361.30
8AMikeFoxtrot$3,761.42
9Andries19$2,178.56

888poker May Recap: Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche Wins Super XL Mini Main Event 106

$110,000 Sunday Challenge 1R - Special Edition!

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8May 8886$115,042
PlacePlayerPrize
1Stevan "poker_mom74" Chew$20,707.56
2judgement88$14,955.46
3Tim "ChipChimp71" Klingenberg$11,159.07
4FranciscoAI$8,340.54
5nsmirnov$5,798.11
6Fukuruku$4,647.69
7Chris "c_swami" Swaminathan$3,497.27
8blindh3at$2,358.36
9_HiusPeinz_$1,438.02

888poker May Recap: Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche Wins Super XL Mini Main Event 107

Event #5 $250,000 Super XL - Opening Event

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$150+10May 151,558$335,850.
PlacePlayerPrize
1ncqqqqqq$56,725.06
2InJeBakkes$40,369.17
3Pelfort$30,898.20
4Paul "paulleckey" Leckey$21,830.25
5VanVogt$15,952.87
6Ph4N1$12,762.30
7Leqenden$9,571.72
8RomaTilt$6,381.15
9soleej88$3,627.18

888poker May Recap: Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche Wins Super XL Mini Main Event 108

Event #7 $200,000 Super XL - Whale

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$565+35May 15491$277,415
PlacePlayerPrize
1Sebastian "p000cket000" Sikorski$52,708.85
2Enrico "hateh4tehate" Camosci$38,838.10
3Fabahaba$28,435.03
4Burgerfrans$21,638.37
5EL_SUENO$15,257.82
6yahooming$11,790.13
7Virophage$9,015.98
8UHYC9_888$6,241.83
9Packman888$4,605.08

888poker May Recap: Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche Wins Super XL Mini Main Event 109

Event #4 $150,000 Super XL - Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15May 151,064$212,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1jewelrunna$38,304.00
2klimpen_2$27,302.24
3ckb4714$20,428.80
4BADOOPBADOOP$15,321.60
5TisteAndii$10,640.00
6Denis "masteronie" Simionel$8,512.00
7Baard "bvdahl" Dahl$6,384.00
8Daghemuneguu$4,256.00
9supermikeygg$2,553.60

888poker May Recap: Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche Wins Super XL Mini Main Event 110

$110,000 Sunday Challenge 1R - Special Edition!

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8May 15936$120,762
PlacePlayerPrize
1Ozzy_M$21,737.16
2uarebad_lol$15,699.06
3Tomi "wellyxx" Brouk$11,713.91
4RevenantT$8,755.24
5OLD_MATE18$6,086.40
623NoraB$4,878.78
7gotitalways$3,671.16
822jateko$2,475.62
9JustRunIt$1,509.52

888poker May Recap: Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche Wins Super XL Mini Main Event 111

Event #36 $1,000,000 Super XL - Main Event

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$1,000+50May 221,268$1,268,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Gr33nApples$183,869.46*
2BOLAGET.NU$159,691.28*
3Vocaaas$150,832.46*
4macgyver888$86,224.00
5SblIuz$62,766.00
6sahibsab$50,086.00
7Uncall$37,406.00
8Themulletman$24,726.00
9LGMosley$13,694.40

*Reflects three-way deal


888poker May Recap: Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche Wins Super XL Mini Main Event 112

Event #37 $150,000 Super XL - Mini Main Event

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$150+10May 221,433$214,950
PlacePlayerPrize
1Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche$36,541.50
2niftinger$26,868.75
3Noob3R1337$20,398.75
4linda_h$14,616.60
5Tobias "bale_11" Garp$10,640.02
6RiverWorr$8,490.52
7SoyToWapens$6,341.02
8Jaque7755$4,191.52
9barwen1899$2,321.46

888poker May Recap: Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche Wins Super XL Mini Main Event 113

Event #35 $150,000 Super XL - Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15May 221,143$228,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1ILovePancake$27,456.14*
2Richard "ChipsFool" Hoadley$27,109.14*
3Josh "moccastube" Hart$29,166.76*
4linda_h$23,117.04*
5Grisildur$11,430.00
6bktrdr$9,144.00
7Alen "thrust." Bilic$6,858.00
8koenigskebap$4,572.00
9Riffa_Kriffa$2,628.90

*Reflects four-way deal


888poker May Recap: Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche Wins Super XL Mini Main Event 114

The $120,000 Baby Whale - Special Edition!

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$300+20May 22413$123,900
PlacePlayerPrize
1telmrock$23,776.41
2morewater$17,655.75
3PaTientZer0$13,009.50
4Kannwas$9,912.00
5JustGamblin$6,938.40
6stevesmobs64$5,265.75
7BabyJeff007$4,026.75
8Lucas "duchasp4rati" Blanco$2,787.75
9allesrigged$2,056.74

888poker May Recap: Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche Wins Super XL Mini Main Event 115

$110,000 Sunday Challenge 1R - Special Edition!

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8May 22843$110,000
PlacePlayerPrize
12701marko$19,910.00
2oXr13$14,300.00
3SoyToWapens$10,725.00
4cookstahorse$8,030.00
5JBA888$5,665.00
6root4deuces$4,565.00
7MasterBak3r$3,465.00
8Jonathan "Monster_Dong" Karamalikis$2,431.00
9DesmondDavid$1,408.00

888poker May Recap: Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche Wins Super XL Mini Main Event 116

The $120,000 Whale

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$565+35May 29312$176,280
PlacePlayerPrize
1Speil13$34,110.18
2Dan "xXGlamBabeXx" Wilson$25,560.60
3RedRiverRIdr$19,390.80
4jelman$14,543.10
5VaDoucement$10,047.96
6D1emm$7,756.32
7ckb4714$5,993.52
8Diego "Diegoavc" Ventura Chunga$4,230.72
92good2beTru$3,084.90

888poker May Recap: Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche Wins Super XL Mini Main Event 117

The $120,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15May 29714$142,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1Jakub "Olli4.4.4" Oliva$26,887.50
2salue7$19,359.00
3Leppie15$14,340.00
4puplau4$10,755.00
5Emil "Ejsenhoven1" Ohlsson$7,528.50
6Al_Robbya$6,094.50
7urshitstorm$4,660.50
8kljac777$3,226.50
9Stephen "Sizzlinbetta" Reynolds$2,021.94

888poker May Recap: Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche Wins Super XL Mini Main Event 118

$80,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8May 29770$100,310
PlacePlayerPrize
1I_own_coys85$18,406.88
2majkl1812$13,140.61
3tTtexa$9,930.69
4Rick "WhosToClaim" Trigg$7,473.09
5Anton "toshapiter86" Vinokurov$5,216.12
6Petronela28$4,213.02
7Blaa_blok$3,209.92
8glamourlife$2,206.82
9Connor "GodfryJONES" O'Driscoll$1,304.03

*Special thanks to PocketFives.com and Poker Pro Labs for some of the data in this article.

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