Fedor Holz Triumphs at Casino de Monte-Carlo

Fedor Holz Triumphs at Casino de Monte-CarloIn July of 2016, Fedor Holz announced his semi-retirement after picking up a WSOP bracelet at the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop for $4,981,775. Since then, the German pro has gone onto amass a further $2,151,430 in winnings, with his latest victory recorded at the world-famous Monte-Carlo Casino.
The venue is the latest stop on the PokerStars Championship (PSC) tournament series, and it looks like Holz just could not resist a trip to the French Riviera to take part in the rebranded tour. In fact, a few days earlier Holz had finished in 4th place at the €50,000 Eight Max Shot Clock event for €319,800 ($348,302), and subsequently decided to enter a €5,200 Hyper Turbo Eight Max event, which has a lot lower buy-in than the high rollers he is used to entering.
The tournament attracted a small field of 38 players to create a prize pool of €184,300, and by the end of the day Holz triumphed over his competitors, including Jonathan Bensadoun heads-up, to claim its €57,140 ($62,281) first place prize. As the 23 year-old pro later tweeted:
“Ship’it! I had an amazing time playing 7bb poker yesterday and took down the 5k for 57k€ and trophy.”
Final Table Result:
1: Fedor Holz €57,140
2: Jonathan Bensadoun €41,930
3: Luigi Conti €30,410
4: Murad Akhundov €20,270
5: Tom Hall €14,740
6: Fabrice Maltez €11,060
7: Timothy Adams €8,750
Fedor Holz is currently ranked the number 1 German poker player with $22,119,732 in earnings, as well as number 7 on poker’s ‘All Time Money List’. Commenting on his approach to poker following his semi-retirement, Holz explained earlier this year:
“Happiness is pretty individual, and what makes me happy is the sum of all the experiences I have had these past few years.. today I am more focused on spending time with my friends, playing a competitive game and having fun. I feel like I’m in one of the most consistently happy states I’ve ever experienced. The whole setting is great and bonding with positive and bright people over the last few years is paying off.”

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