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Poker Prodigy Series – Fedor Holz

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Fedor Holz

Fedor Holz is a modern-day Poker prodigy, and rightly he takes his place in the next installment of our Poker Prodigy Series. 

Fedor Holz – How it Began

Still only thirty years old, Holz has been around for just over a decade since 2012, when he had his first live tournament cash at the GPT Main Event, where he finished runner-up for E15,320 with an eye-catching uber-aggressive style of play.

Poker players and followers went on to find the German online under the alias “CrownUpGuy”, and crown up he did online, when winning the World Championship of Online Poker two years later for $1,300,000.

2015 on The WPT: Holz’s Big Breakthrough in Live Play

Late in 2015, just before Christmas was the big breakthrough in live tournament play when he landed a WPT (World Poker Tour) title at the Las Vegas Alpha 8 event for $1.5million, and barely a month later in 2016, Holz did it again on the WPT Tour as he won the WPT High Roller in the Philippines for $3,000,000.

WSOP Career

2015 was the year Holz embarked on his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) and he made an instant impression with that unusual level of aggression when running deep in the Main Event and cashing in 25th for $262,527. As always with the World Series Main Event, ESPN covered the feature table and Holz found himself front and center in many of those episodes with his fast style of play.

Then when Holz returned in 2016, he won his first WSOP Bracelet in the showpiece $111,111 High Roller for One Drop Hold’em for just under $ 5 million first prize. Since then, Holz has gone on to win one more bracelet in 2020, the $25,000 Heads up No Limit Hold’em for $1,077,025

Live Earnings of Over $40 Million

With over $40,000,000 in live earnings from Poker tournaments around the world, we gather the German’s career is flourishing upwards with no sign of slowing down in the biggest money events around the world.

Holz being so young still in poker terms, means he has the lust for adventure that many of his peers seem to struggle with. That energy and inclination for dominating the live poker tournament circuit shows no sign of abating given his recent big win a few weeks ago in Jeyu at the Tritton poker $15,000 entry for a $786,000 first prize. That was his third big Tritton poker crown of recent seasons following his 2016 success in their high roller event that saw the Austrian-based German net a whopping $3,463,550 and remarkably in 2017 when defending the same crown, he finished up runner-up for a mere $3,500,000.

In the interim years, Holz won another Tritton event in Macau for HK $16,398,000 and as you can tell, there is little wonder he has gone over the magical $40 million barrier in live earnings.

Becoming an Integrity Ambassador for Online Poker

In recent years, online poker has been targeted by data mining software that allows for online players to track their competitors’ style of play. This data mining collects the proclivity in their actions allowing an advantage for those that use it. More and more, the online poker sites are banning the software, and nowadays Holz is championing fair play as his tweet below states.

What Is Poker Data Mining?

Data mining poker software is a third-party tool that collates all hand histories played on the table and displays this in a HUD (heads-up display) with the players’ names attached for information purposes by the user.

Final Thoughts

The brilliant German Poker professional is the archetypal modern-day poker player that builds up a plethora of volume, both online and live. The sheer volume of his live tournaments suggests a player single-mindedly set on making records, and with over $40 million banked, Holz looks on target to become the card game’s biggest earner given how he targets and plays all the biggest buy-in events around the world. Recently, he has taken an ambassadorial role to campaign against online data mining charting how fair play is important.

Fedor Holz is one of poker’s biggest winners and the consummate professional who champions the ethics of his game. Poker is in safe hands!

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Craig Edwards
Craig Edwards, an online tipster in golf and snooker for over four years, boasts a track record of 7800 bets with a 28% return on investment. A snooker professional from 1988 to 1996, he was once a single-figure handicap golfer. Achieving the 282nd position in the WSOP MAIN EVENT in 2007, Craig possesses a unique insight into the psychological shifts of professional sportsmen, anticipating their mindset week by week.

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