Fedor Holz continues his incredible run of live tournament victories with a win in the 2017 Triton Super High Roller Series $HK250,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max High Roller in Montenegro.
When a tournament reaches the business end, Holz is like that man I saw on the news the other day, mowing the lawn, with a massive tornado gathering pace behind him.
“I was keeping an eye on it,” said the lawnmower guy.
Chilled is not the word.
Holz gets into the zone faster than anyone else, and it’s this reason, not luck, that the young German is so consistent racking up top three finishes, and he has done it again at the 2017 Triton Super High Roller Series.
The series is still a baby in the world of tournament poker, but the men and women who like to play for amounts of money that are greater than the GDP of a small nation, seem to love it.
The latest tour stop takes place at the Maestral Resort & Casino in Budva, Montenegro. It will be a short stay; two events and Holz has just taken down the starter: HK$250,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max.
41 entrants created a $1.2m prize pool across a span of two days.
Check out this motley crew making it through to Day 2:
Sam Trickett, Manig Loeser, Lucas Greenwood, Mikita Badziakouski, Salman Behbehani, Winfred Yu, Devan Tang, Steve O’Dwyer, David Peters, Paul Phua, John Juanda, and Daniel Cates.
The final day took close to 11-hours to reach a climax, with two-hours reserved for the heads-up battle between Fedor Holz and China’s Hao Sui.
Sui’s Hendon Mob shows his lack of experience competing in live tournaments, but Holz commented to the PokerNews Live Reporting team that his opponent played exceptionally well, even having Holz on the ropes at one point during their encounter.
But Holz, plugged in, got into the Primed Mind zone and did what Holz does best – win. It’s his fourth win in his last three Hendon Mob cashes. Even more impressive is his haul of $23,354,844 in live career earnings moving him within $500,000 of a man who we used to believe had a wand similar to Holz – Phil Ivey.
Final Table Results
1. Fedor Holz – $444,893
2. Hao Su – $284,192
3. Pedrag Lekovic – $179,126
4. Alan Sass – $123,517
5. Gabe Patgroski – $86,488
6. Richard Yong – $67,909
The only other player to make money was Tan Xuan finishing in seventh place for $49,458.
The final event of the 2017 Triton Super High Roller Series, is the HK$1m Main Event, and a certain Tom “Durrrr” Dwan looks set to make a rare appearance.