High Roller Poker Specialist Fedor Holz Wins Another One

Fedor Holz, the German poker pro who has accumulated more than $24.4 million in tournament earnings mainly from high roller events, took down yet another such event several hours ago. The player won the partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Austria €2,200 High Roller for a first-place prize of €34,000.

While we may have grown accustomed to seeing Holz in the fields of higher buy-in events, we cannot miss the opportunity to note that his latest victory was once again the result from terrific poker skills combined with great composure. The young German scooped the title after 14 hours of quality poker action that culminated in an epic heads-up battle against fellow partypoker brand ambassador and fellow countryman Jan-Peter Jachtmann.

And another important thing to be taken into account is the fact that five of all six paid places in the event were occupied by German players. This comes as another manifestation of the likely establishment of Germany as the poker world’s new super power.

The €2,200 High Roller – How Action Unfolded

Cards were thrown in the air at 2 pm local time on Friday at Montesino Wien casino in the Austrian capital. The €2,200 High Roller event eventually attracted 50 tournament entries, of whom 42 unique participants and 8 re-entries. The event featured a prize pool of €100,000, which was to be split among the top six finishers.

A number of notables, including partypoker brand ambassadors Boris Becker and Natalia Breviglieri, joined the action, but did not make it through the final table and the paid positions.

The final table included nine players and was reached into Level 13. It featured a plethora of German players with Holz, Jachtmann, and Dietrich Fast, another particularly popular German pro, being few of them.

Holz was second in chips at the time nine-handed play kicked off, while Jachtmann led the pack with 1.326 million in chips. It took around three and a half levels of play for the heads-up match to be set. This happened after Fast lost an all-in clash against his fellow countryman Holz and left in third place, good for €17,000 in prize money.

The two-handed match proved to be full of action and excitement and lasted for over four hours, during which chips went back and forth and the chip lead switched hands on multiple occasions. Holz decided to put an end to the battle well after midnight by shoving all in for his 3 million and being called by his opponent.

The soon-to-be-crowned champion turned over [Ad][9c] against Jachtmann’s [Qs][8d]. The board ran out [As][5d][Qh][8c][5c] to secure Holz with a better hand and the title. Jachtmann locked a payout of €24,500 for his deep run and for finishing runner-up to one of the world’s best high roller players.

This has been the fifth tournament Holz has won since the beginning of the year. In 2016, the young German stunned the poker world by earning well over $16 million by taking down some of the highest buy-in tournaments to have taken place over the year. He then announced that he would retire from professional poker to focus his attention on other endeavors. As it can be seen, Holz has now been doing more than well for a recreational player.

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