Nitsche Wins Massive ACR Poker Payout

America’s Cardroom (ACR) continues to host some massive events online, and there was a huge payout that was recently awarded. Dominik Nitsche was the recipient of the huge payout from ACR, and he had to deal with a loaded field of players in order to get that done. 

Nitsche has already won three bracelets on the World Series of Poker, and he continues to be a name to watch every time that there is a big tournament taking place. ACR Poker was hosting its popular “Venom” Event, and it was a tournament that was loaded with great players. 

More than 5,000 players signed up to compete in the Venom Event, but none were able to keep pace with the German poker star. With over $12.5 million in guaranteed money, plenty of players were able to cash in and walk away with a massive payout. 

Nitsche ended up being very thankful that he entered this online tournament though as he was able to walk away with more than $1.8 million. Every player agreed to pay the $2,650 buy-in in order to compete in this event, and that added some juice to the competition.

A Loaded Field

While it was Nitsche that walked away with the ultimate prize at this event, he was far from the only big name that signed up to compete. This event featured the top poker players from around the world, and many of them have had some success on the WSOP schedule. 

Ian Matakis is the current WSOP Player of the Year, and he finished with a ninth place finish in this event. Chris Moneymaker was also at the final table of this tournament, and the former 2003 WSOP main event winner ended up in sixth place. 

It’s no surprise to see the biggest players gathered at the ACR Venom Event as there are few online tournaments with this big of a pot. Kou Vang was another massive name to show up at the final table as he walked away win fourth place. 

Not only was this event drawing some great reviews in person, but there was a delayed live stream that was being followed by poker fans from around the world. It feels like live poker action is dominating headlines in 2024, but this online poker takes a backseat to no other event. 

Nitsche Was Ruthless

There are many poker tournaments in which the top player doesn’t have to do much of the dirty work, but that wasn’t the case this week. Nitsche was playing at a final table with many of his friends, and he was the one that sent many of them home. 

It was Nitsche that ended the run from Matakis and there was some serious luck involved in that win. Chris Moneymaker was sort of laying in the weeds for much of the action, but he also fell victim to Nitsche at one point.

This tournament provided a great atmosphere and environment for the top poker players as they prepare for the upcoming WSOP.


A sports enthusiast, Ryan helps cover sports betting news from around the country, highlighting some of the more interesting events going on in the USA.