Holz Earns $5 Million in Less Than a Month

Published on January 5th, 2016 3:15 pm EST

Fedor Holz aka CrownUpGuy wins another tournament.  Takes photo next to a pretty girl.Fedor Holz, aka "CrownUpGuy", is currently on the run of a lifetime.

In late December, Holz managed to outlast some of the best players in the world to win the $100,000 WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas event at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $1,589,219. Holz, who has come close to winning other high roller events in the past, cited the result as a breakthrough.

Just a few short weeks later, Holz managed to do it again, this time winning the Super High Roller event at the World Poker Tour series in the Philippines for $3,463,500. Holz's skills were put to a severe test in this event, as the likes of Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey and Dan Colman also decided to make the trip to participate in the tournament. The tournament, which featured the largest buy-in in the history of the World Poker Tour, was extremely well-attended, generating a total of 52 entries.

Despite Phil Ivey possessing roughly 20% of the chips in play when the final table got underway, Holz managed to gain the chip lead and never looked back. Here is how the tournament ended up finishing out:

Fedor Holz - $3,463,500
David Peters - $2,309,000
Devan Tang - $1,405,000
Steve O'Dwyer - $953,700
Phil Ivey - $656,500
Dan Colman - $502,000
Paul Phua - $401,600
Mike McDonald - $351,320

Despite contending against a "murderer's row" of talent at the final table, Holz, who is still just 22 years of age, was able to maintain his composure to claim his second High Roller title of the past month.


With his victory, Holz now has over $7.3 million in tournament earnings and sits 67th on the all-time money list. This number doesn't include Holz's online results, which includes a victory at the 2014 WCOOP main event for $1.3 million.

It goes without saying that Fedor Holz is truly one of the top poker players in the world, and we should be hearing plenty more from him in the future.


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