EPT12 Malta: Fast becoming a firm favourite

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Dietrich Fast, pictured at the PCA

Dietrich Fast has one of those poker graphs that seems to be curving in the right direction. That is: upward.

He first came to our attention at the PCA in January, where he bagged the chip lead at the end of Day 1B. We celebrated him as much for his achievement as for his headline-ready last name--a blessing that did not escape the people in our position in Berlin earlier this month when Fast won a bracelet at the WSOPE.

Although he went out in 60th at the PCA, earning "only" $24,000, it represented another step forward. Having served his time and built a bankroll through side events, then EPT Main Events (he also cashed in Barcelona), his six-figure score in Germany should have surprised few.

The most significant factor from the big victory in Germany is that Fast is now able to pony up the €25,000 for this event in Malta. And Fast has continued his rapid rise: he is already close to a million in chips here, the first in the room with that many.


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We'll endeavour to find out how he managed to get them all. He was a late buy-in, so his feat is even more spectacular, but Fast is clearly a player in form and is moving in the right direction.

Everything about EPT Malta is on the main EPT Malta page. More specifically, all the hand-by-hand coverage of the €25,000 High Roller is on the €25,000 High Roller page and everything from the IPT Main Event is on the IPT Main Event page.

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Howard Swains
@howardswains in European Poker Tour