Dietrich Fast Wins WSOP Europe Oktoberfest Title
With just a few days into the 2015 World Series of Poker Europe, one of the most popular events during the tournament came to an end. The € 550 Oktoberfest No-Limit Hold’em, which was the second event, ended on Tuesday, with a big win from Germany’s Dietrich Fast. He did his country proud, as he was able to keep the Oktoberfest title at home. For it being the first time that Germany is hosting the WSOP, it is turning out to be amazing.
Fast won €157,749 and his first WSOP gold bracelet, where he outlasted a total of 2,144 entrants this year; which were spread out among four floors at the Speilbank Berlin casino. He had a few words of encouragement and excitement as he talked to PokerNews.
“It’s overwhelming. It feels really nice. I can’t describe it in words. It’s unbelievable. Since I started playing poker in late 2005, I have always watched the TV coverage of the WSOP. Every summer I look forward to seeing all these people playing in Vegas for the titles and I am happy to achieve it.”
The final table began just after 4 p.m. local time in Berlin, and ended with these results:
|1||Dietrich Fast||Germany||€ 157,749|
|2||John Gale||UK||€ 97,804|
|3||Rodrigo Caprioli||Brazil||€ 73,699|
|4||Vojtech Cervinka||Czech Republic||€ 56,278|
|5||Steve O’Dwyer||United States||€ 43,409|
|6||Adrian Apmann||Austria||€ 33,808|
|7||Sandro Wuest||Switzerland||€ 26,587|
|8||Jorn Winter||Germany||€ 21,115|
|9||Harry Lodge||UK||€ 16,935|
Fast was dominating during the second half of the game, as he tried different strategies to win including Daniel Negreanu-small-ball poker. It lasted for 12 hours, when Fast finally took the victory away from John Gale, denying him his second gold bracelet of the year. He has decided to continue celebrating in Berlin, but plans to make his way to Las Vegas and celebrate there next year. There are still more Event at this years WSOP Europe, so check out the poker games and schedule and keep playing.