175 Platinum Passes awarded

175 Platinum Passes awarded

Gideon Dietrich

Germany

Mega Path

He has never yet played a live tournament, but Gideon Dietrich, from Meerbusch, near Dusseldorf in Germany, is heading to the PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) in Barcelona after turn a $2 Mega Path entry into a Platinum Pass.

It was a a story of persistence for the 25-year-old electrician, who works for Deutsche Bahn, the German rail network. After losing heads-up during his first attempt in the Mega Path on PokerStars, he returned, returned and returned again until he got the job done.

He’s a regular in low-stakes games on PokerStars and, like thousands of Germans, follow Felix “xflixxx” Schneiders’ streams to keep up with what’s going on in the game. He now expects to get some live experience by visiting local casinos to play some tournaments, before heading to the PSPC in August.

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