Five Players Stand Between Dietrich Fast and His Second WPT Title

Mar 20, 2016

It’s only been a few weeks since German pro Dietrich Fast took down the World Poker Tour LAPC event for just over one-million dollars, and today he’s looking to add another title to his poker resume in Vienna.

Fast’s been playing poker since 2006, and has only entered seven World Poker Tour events leading up to his second final table. The 30-year old pro comes into the final table with 1,594,000 and is second in chips.

Here’s the interview we did with Fast after reaching the final six late last night.

Zoltan Gal

Chip leader coming into the day is Hungarian Zoltan Gal with 1,826,000 chips. Gal took down the WPT National Event in Vienna in 2015 for €55,000, and his biggest result to date was also in Vienna, taking down the EUREKA Main Event for €208,655 in 2014. Despite being from Hungary it almost looks like Gal has the hometown advantage at in Vienna today.

Matt Davenport

Together with Gal, Matt Davenport is the among the last two remaining partypoker last longer players in the tournament. The winner of this competition will get €3,300 deposited into their online partypoker account. Davenport starts the final day with 1,271,000 and the professional player from Macclesfield looks to improve on his personal best tournament result for $113,766 dating back to 2013.

Vlad Darie

Representing Romanian Vlad Darie looks to become the first ever Romanian to win a World Poker Tour Main Event, and with 1,180,000 his chances are good. The 26-year old professional has seven years worth of experience to help him close things out today.

Dominik Bosnjak

The fifth stack at the final table belongs to Dominik Bosnjak, who held the chip lead for a portion of seven-handed play last night. Bosnjak lives in Vienna, and this is only the second WPT event he’s ever played. The heads-up sit and go specialist has his work cut out for him with 660,000 chips coming into the last day of play.

Georgios Zisimopoulos

Last but certainly not least, the shortest stack belongs to successful Greek pro Georgios Zisimopoulos. Zisimopoulos has a degree in economics and 53 live tournaments results prior to this event. With 485,000 chips it will be an uphill battle for Zisimopoulos, but with $1.1 million in career earnings it’s nothing he hasn’t done before.

Here is the final table seat draw:

Seat 1 – Zoltan Gal – 1,826,000
Seat 2 – Dominik Bosnjak – 665,000
Seat 3 – Matt Davenport – 1,274,000
Seat 4 – Dietrich Fast – 1,594,000
Seat 5 – Vlad Darie – 1,180,000
Seat 6 – Georgios Zisimolpoulos – 485,000

The final table starts at 2:30 p.m. on the live blog and live stream with hole cards up. You can find the stream by clicking on the ‘Live Stream’ tab atop this page.

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