Fedor Holz Wins 2015 WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas for $1.59M

Fedor Holz Wins 2015 WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas for $1.59MThe $100k WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas was held at the Bellagio and attracted a total of 45 players to create a prize pool worth $4,414,500. A few days of intense action later, and German pro Fedor Holz ultimately triumphed over the field to take the title, and collect his biggest score to date of $1,589,219. Following a victory which pushes his live career earnings to $3,837,029, an obviously delighted Holz tweeted:
“Holy shit!!! There we go… My first live title! What a feeling. #BANG”
On the event’s final day, Holz returned to the action holding a commanding chip lead, with Lynn Gilmartin posting the above photo and accompanying tweet:
“This stack is insane! @CrownUpGuy is holding approx 1/3 of chips in play with 8 players left.”
Holz (A-K) then busted David Peters (A-J) in 8th, who subsequently endured the painful experience of being the last player to exit empty-handed, while Daniel Negreanu (8-8) eliminated Keith Tilston (J-J) in 7th ($176,580). Next, Sean Winter took care of last woman standing Kathy Lehne in 6th for $242,798, with Nick Petrangelo also getting lucky with pocket eights to send Ankush Mandavia (10-10) to the rail in 5th for $309,015.
Sean Winter was next to hit the rail in 4th after his A-10 fell to Nick Petrangelo’s pocket sevens, and following Nick Petrangelo (Q-J) knocking out Daniel Negreanu (K-3) in 3rd ($640,103), the final phase of the competition got underway between Holz and Petrangelo for the title.
At this stage, Holz held a roughly 2-to-1 chip advantage over his remaining opponent, and 23 hands later Petrangelo (A-Q) moved all-in, only to be called by Holz with pocket fives. The dealer then laid out a J-3-2-4-9 board to consign Petrangelo to a runner-up finish worth $1,015,335, while Fedor Holz became the 2015 WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas champion.
Final Table Results:
1 Fedor Holz $1,589,219
2 Nick Petrangelo $1,015,335
3 Daniel Negreanu $640,103
4 Sean Winter $441,450
5 Ankush Mandavia $309,015
6 Kathy Lehne $242,798
7 Keith Tilston $176,580


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