Fantastic Mr. Holz Does It Again, Chops WCOOP $102k for $1m
Another day, another $1m score for German poker god Fedor Holz.
Technically, this time he didn't actually "win" the event. But he still swept aside another batch of the world's best to chop the PokerStars WCOOP $102k High Roller and put another amazing 7-figure score into his now bottomless bankroll.
When we last checked in with Holz he was busy coming out of "retirement" to scoop the win in the EPT Barcelona €50k Super High Roller for €1.3m.
After crushing Las Vegas this past summer to the tune of around $10m, Holz told fans and media he planned to "step back a bit" from poker over the next little while and pursue a few other life interests.
He then popped up briefly in Barcelona to continue his dominance before ponying up the $102,00 buy-in to play the WCOOP High Roller this past weekend.
Not much of a retirement yet, but with the way he's running it would be a crime if he did stop playing.
A Chop, But a Profitable One
His latest foray in the WCOOP saw him battle 28 of the game's best online over two days before finally chopping the event heads-up with fellow German Ben "bencb789" Rolle.
After agreeing to a deal that saw them each secure over $1m and leave $56k and the title to play for, Holz went all in on a complete bluff and ultimately lost the title.
He still took home $1,067,639 as runner up while bencb789 grabbed $1,172,360 and the WCOOP glory. Holz does have a WCOOP Main Event title from 2014, however, to keep him company.
Also at the final table along with Holz and Roller were Isaac "philivey2694" Haxton, Salman “salfshb” Behbehani, Nikita “fish2013” Badziakouski and Igor “lechuckpoker” Kurganov.
Behbehani was the only other player to cash, in third, for just over half a million dollars.
While Holz was his usual dominating self at the tables he also had to get extremely lucky to take this one to the end as he had to river a flush with 35 to outrun Haxton's TT and go runner-runner straight with 95 to to top QJ.
Holz's career live earnings now top $20m and his online earnings are well over $4 million - at least those that have been tracked.
He's been the #1 ranked player on the Global Poker Index for the past 13 weeks and is almost $10m clear of Germany's second-best live performer, Tobias Reinkemeier.