Juanda Outlasts Fedor Holz To Take Down Massive Event

Published on October 21st, 2017 6:57 pm EST

Poker tournament in Macau - Triton Super High Roller - Year 2017 - Poster / logo.John Juanda outlasted a very tough field to take down the HK $1,000,000 Triton Super High Roller Series Macau main event on Friday for roughly $2.87 million USD.

With his victory, Juanda now has $23.6 million in total lifetime tournament cashes, which puts him at #7 on the all-time money list, just a few hundred thousand short of Phil Ivey.


The Triton SHR main event ended up with a massive prize pool of over $10 million USD, as there were 57 unique entries and 26 re-entries. There were many top players in attendance, including the likes of Erik Seidel, Ben Lamb and Steffen Sontheimer. Many players were raving about the tournament and the great treatment that was provided to players, which means that the event should have an even bigger field next year.


By the time that the tournament had been whittled down to heads-up play, only John Juanda and Fedor Holz were left standing. Holz has been winning nearly every High Roller tournament as of late, so Juanda had his work cut out for him.

After a lengthy 4 1/2 hour heads-up battle, Juanda was finally able to put Holz away. The final hand of the event saw Holz push all-in pre-flop holding As-3h, while Juanda held Ah-5s.

With the board reading 9c-10h-6d-6c, it appeared as though there would be a chop. That was until the 5h was dealt on the river, which gave Juanda two pair and the win.


The final table ended up finishing out like this:

John Juanda, $2,872,299 USD
Fedor Holz, $2,101,674 USD
Kahle Burns, $1,301,018 USD
Adrian Mateos, $890,757 USD
Dietrich Fast, $590,425 USD
Stephen Chidwick, $440,380 USD
Timothy Adams, $360,257 USD
Isaac Haxton, $310,271 USD


With his second place finish in the event, Fedor Holz continues his rampage up the all-time money list. As of this moment, Holz has $26,548,873 USD in total lifetime tournament cashes, which vaults him past Phil Ivey to #5 on the all-time money list.


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