Fedor Holz's Unprecedented Poker Run Continues in Barcelona

Fedor Holz is having one of the most unprecedented runs in tournament poker since Dan Colman won $22,389,481 in 2014, and collected 5,498 POY points to take the BLUFF Player of the year award. This year, the German pro is currently up an incredible $16,131,272, and with 6,758 POY points already racked up, he will take some catching, especially with nearest POY rival Justin Bonomo languishing far behind on just 2,288 points.
The seat of Fedor Holz’s latest victory was the EPT Barcelona €50,000 High Roller, where the 22-year-old pro overcame a field of 102 players to take the coveted title, as well as its €1,300,300 ($1,471,485) first place prize. As a result, Holz has now made 14 final tables in 2016, and won 6 of them, and all at a time when he claims to be semi-retired from the game.
Following an exceptional 2016 WSOP in which he won the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop for $4,981,775, Holz said that he would now be taking more time away from the game, although he would still play many of his favorite events, including Barcelona, Aussie Millions, Monte Carlo, and Vegas. As he explained at the time:
“The thing is, this freedom of just saying no I don’t want to play for the next four months is important. I have not had that before. In the past four years, I have taken two vacations off. There has been no relaxing, orientation. I had this goal, and I always set new goals until I got where I am.”
Fedor Holz entered the final table of the EPT Barcelona €50,000 High Roller in second place, and around five hours later the German faced-off against his last opponent, Sam Greenwood, to decide the contest. The deciding hand was then played after Greenwood moved all-in preflop with 6-5 and was called by Holz holding A-K. The K-9-7-4-Q sealed the deal, and so Greenwood collected €903,600 ($1,022,559) in prize money, while Holz claimed yet another career title.
Final Table Results:
1: Fedor Holz €1,300,300
2: Sam Greenwood €903,600
3: Timothy Adams €597,500
4: Alexandros Kolonias €467,700
5: Ahadpur Khangah €377,100
6: Sylvain Loosli €293,800
7: Daniel Dvoress €232,600
8: Julian Stuer €181,200
9: Erik Seidel €137,130

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