Yesterday things were looking good for Fedor Holz. He headed into the final table of the World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) $102K buy-in Super High Roller in third place, as a recreational player, following his “retirement” this summer from the high stakes circuit.
PokerStars had upped the WCOOP Super High Roller ante even more this year by doubling the buy-in from $51,000 to $102,000—it was the biggest buy-in tournament ever held in the online arena and was most likely too tempting a tournament not to miss for the “Young Prince”.
The Super High Roller event was streamed on PokerStars’ Twitch channel as Jason Mercier (with the help of Jason Somerville) took to streaming his action with hole cards. Perhaps the stream gave up too much information to his opponests as Mercier finished in 18th place.
On the other hand, Holz ended up battling it out head to head with longtime online grinder “bencb789” who eventually went on to win the WCOOP Super High Roller title, but not before a deal had been made. The chop meant the the guys were only battling it out over a difference of $56K after they called for a pause in play to negotiate the deal.
Once PokerStars host “SebasiP” had brokered the deal, Holz typed “I agree” followed almost immediatley after with “bencb789” also agreeing to the chop.
Holz therefore ended up securing $1,067,639 as runner up and “bencb789” won $1,172,360 in first. Not bad for a retired fish.
Finishing third for $560,000 the only other in the money finisher was the final table start of the day chip leader Salman “salfshb” Behbehani.
Mikita “fish2013” Badziakouski, Igor “lechuckpoker” Kurganov (who was recently seen at Burning Man with his poker pro partner Liv Boeree) and Isaac “philivey2694” Haxton all left the tournament empty-handed.
Joey Ingram summed it up perfectly when he posted this yesterday:
Since mid the end of May, Holz won the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl for $3.5 million, the One Drop at the WSOP for nearly $5 million and the €50,000 Super High Roller at EPT13 Barcelona, for €1.3 million, facing off against Sam Greenwood at the final table.
And that’s not all. Holz also won a couple of $25,000 buy-in events and a $50,000 buy-in event over the summer as well. You can check out all of his cashes at TheHendonMob.com
Its safe to say that the boy is running good.