Fedor Holz Claims First Title as Partypoker Ambassador

Fedor Holz Claims First Title as Partypoker AmbassadorA month after Fedor Holz joined partypoker on September 1st, the top German pro has already claimed his first tournament title as a sponsored pro for the site, with the seat of his triumph being the partypoker Grand Prix Austria which took place from September 29th to October 9th at the Montesino Pokertainment Centre in Vienna.
Amongst the live tournaments running at the venue was the €2,200 Turbo High Roller, which attracted 50 entries to create a prize pool of €98,000 ($115,007). Fourteen hours of action later, and Holz would subsequently defeat his competitors, including compatriot Jan-Peter Jachtmann heads-up, to claim the win, and a first place prize worth €34,000 ($39,900).
According to The Hendon Mob database, the 24 year-old pro has now won $24,448,785 playing live events, with this year’s tally so far of $4,127,601 representing his second best year to date. Prior to his latest victory, Holz claimed his last title back in July after winning the Triton Super High Roller Series 6 max event in Montenegro for $444,893. Following his latest triumph in Austria, Holz subsequently posted an ironic tweet, stating:
“After a long and tiring downswing I could finally close one again.”
The tournament’s final table of six featured five German players and a solitary Romanian player, Jozsef Liszkovic. Jan-Peter Jachtmann (K-K) then eliminated Paul Hofer (A-J) in 6th, before being dealt A-2 and sending a short-stacked Christopher Frank (10-4) to the rail in 5th. Following the exit of Jozsef Liszkovic in 4th, Fedor Holz (5s-4s) took care of Dietrich Fast (Kc-3h) on a Ks-8s-3s-10d-Jh board, leaving Holz and Jachtmann to battle it out for the title.
The two partypoker sponsored pros would then play for a further four hours before the deciding hand was played with Holz shoving all-in preflop holding A-9, and Jachtmann surprisingly making the call with Q-8. With the board rolling out A-5-Q-8-5, the heads-up marathon was brought to its conclusion, resulting in Fedor Holz securing his fifth tournament title of 2017.
Final Table Results:
1: Fedor Holz €34,000
2: Jan-Peter Jachtmann €24,500
3: Dietrich Fast €17,000
4: Jozsef Liszkovic €10,500
5: Christopher Frank €6,850
6: Paul Hofer €5,150

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