Holz Takes Home Nearly $1.6 Million For His Victory

Published on December 21st, 2015 8:02 pm EST

The World Poker Tour - Alpha 8 - Tournament logoFedor Holz, who is rapidly establishing himself as one of the very best poker players in the world, took down the WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas title at the Bellagio yesterday for $1,589,219. In addition to the money, Holz also received a new Hublot Oceanographic 4000 watch and a solid gold Mastercard with $10,000 pre-loaded onto it.

The $100,000 buy-in tournament, which is the last major poker tournament of the year, attracted a total of 45 players. The event attracted some of the biggest names in the poker world, including Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari and Erik Seidel.

Daniel Negreanu, who came tantalizingly close to making the final table of the World Series of Poker main event earlier this year, had a strong showing in the WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas event, finishing in third place for $640,103. Negreanu's results this year pushed him over the $32 million mark in total lifetime tournament cashes, further solidifying his #1 spot on the all-time money list.


With his victory, Fedor Holz, aka "CrownUpGuy" on Pokerstars, now has over $3.8 million in total lifetime tournament cashes.

Holz played confidently at the final table, using his significant chip advantage heading into the final day of play to accumulate more chips. Try as they might, Holz's opponents weren't able to get anything going, enabling Holz to cruise to a victory and a payday of nearly $1.6 million.

Here is how the final table ending up finishing out:

1st: Fedor Holz - $1,589,219
2nd: Nick Petrangelo - $1,015,335
3rd: Daniel Negreanu - $640,103
4th: Sean Winter - $441,450
5th: Ankush Mandavia - $309,015
6th: Kathy Lehne - $242,798
7th: Keith Tilston - $176,580


With the conclusion of the WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas, many poker professionals will now enjoy their Christmas breaks before heading out to the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure early in the New Year, followed by the Aussie Millions shortly after.


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