Can't Stop Winning: 'Retired' Fedor Holz Grabs Another $1m Payday
Less than a month after winning the €50k EPT Barcelona for $1.47 million, he's earned yet another million-dollar score.
This time, "CrownUpGuy" finished second in the largest High Roller event in the history of PokerStars and took home over $1 million after a chip chop with the eventual winner.
"Bencb789" Wins WCOOP $102,000 Super High Roller
On Monday, "bencb789," a German player now living in Sweden, won the largest High Roller in PokerStars history.
The event kicked off on Sunday with a field of 28 players that included big names such as Doug "WCG|Rider" Polk, Christoph "26071985" Vogelsang and Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky.
By the time the final table of six was reached it was Salman "salfshb" Behbehani leading the field with Isaac "philivey2694" Haxton and Holz right behind.
Only three players would make the money in this event and Haxton finished in fourth place as the bubble boy.
Behbehani started the day with the chip lead but eventually finished in 3rd place, good for $560,000.
Once CrownUpGuy and bencb789 reached heads-up, the pair paused the tournament to discuss a chop. When the numbers were revealed, both quickly accepted and Holz locked up $1.06 million while bencb789 locked up $1.17 million.
The pair then played for $56k and the WCOOP bracelet but Holz became hyper-aggressive and in the final hand shoved the river with a pure bluff against two pair.
Bencb789 took down the $102k Super High Roller title and $1.17 million.
Holz Up $2.59 Million Since "Retiring"
Since claiming that he was taking a step back from poker back in July, Holz has put together over $2.59 million in earnings.
To put those earnings in perspective, if his recent scores were live tourneys and the only results in his career, he would rank 437th all-time according to Hendon Mob.
With a database of 368,638 players and growing, that is an impressive run. Granted, his recent online score doesn't count for his Hendon Mob stats.
Even without this recent million Holz has won just over $20 million in his career - good for 9th.
It's unclear how much Holz has won online as he has opted out of the various tracking sites, including PocketFives.
Regardless, it is safe to assume that the recent "retirement" talk is akin to a WWE angle and the German superstar doesn't intend to walk away from the game anytime soon.