Is This Real? Fedor Holz Wins EPT Barcelona €50k SHR for €1.3m
So much for retirement.
23-year-old Fedor Holz, who has completely obliterated the poker tournament circuit for close to $18m in the last 12 months, semi-jokingly said he was 'retiring' from poker after his astonishing run in Vegas this summer.
While he meant he was simply going to step back a bit from all the travel and intensity of grinding out event after event, he still planned to pop in and play a few tournaments here and there.
Needless to say he came back with a bang in his first event since, winning the EPT Barcelona €50k Super High Roller today for €1.3m.
First Win as a 'Recreational' Player
Holz himself recognized the irony of him professing to be 'retired' when he still plays poker at such a high level but, whatever level he's playing at, he simply seems to win.
My first tournament win as a recreational! pic.twitter.com/rsVUFAc5SA— Fedor Holz (@CrownUpGuy) August 22, 2016
In this case it was by outlasting over 100 entries comprised of most of the top poker players in the world to claim his 4th 7-figure score in under 3 months.
Holz came into the final table second in chips of nine remaining but still had to overcome Erik Seidel, Sylvain Loosli, Danilel Dvoress and Tim Adams before dispatching Sam Greenwood heads-up.
While Holz ran well and didn't face many tough decisions he still needed to run well at times - in particular outflopping Alexandrios Kolonias' KK with 99 when a nine hit the flop.
Still, it seems when Holz gets a stack and some momentum he's impossible to stop and once he dispatched Kolonias the title never seemed in doubt.
Among Holz's other incredible scores over the past few months are a 1st Place in the WSOP $111k Super High Roller for $4.9m, 2nd in the $300k buy-in Aria Super High Roller Bowl for $3.5m and 1st Place in the Triton Super High Roller for $3.4m.
On top of his over $20m in career live earnings Holz is now ranked #1 on the Global Poker Index, #9 on the All-Time Money List and #1 in Germany.
For a full list of Holz's accomplishments, check his Hendon Mob page here - and that doesn't even include his online triumphs including the WCOOP Main Event for $1.3m