Holz Dominating Malinowski, Up $160k Before Saturday’s Finale
As we all know, it wasn’t the best of years for live poker, so Fedor focused on the online aspect of the game and, not surprisingly, continued to post impressive results. Controlling emotions, dealing with stress, and building a positive outlook is important for everyone in this day and age. One of the biggest reasons why Holz decided he would take a step back from the grind was so he could focus on his Primed Mind project.
His biggest win at WPT event was during the 2015 World Poker Tour Alpha8 Las Vegas. Fedor Holz is more than one of the best under-30 poker players in the world. He’s one of the best poker players ever, and he still hasn’t reached age 30. The German sensation dominated online poker tournaments before turning 21, and then became a live poker superstar and WSOP bracelet winner in his early 20’s.
DJ Alexander took down Event #20 $1,000 GGPoker Flip & Go and outlasted 1,240 runners to win $180,665 and his first-ever bracelet. On a Sunday night at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas, Phill Hellmuth won bracelet #16 as the last player standing in 2021 WSOP Event #31 $1,500 NL 2-7 Lowball Draw. Hellmuth outlasted 272 runners and banked $84,851 for his victory. He defeated Jake Schwartz heads up for the Lowball win and outlasted a final table that also included Chris Vitch, Rep Porter, Josh Faris, and Dario Sammartino. Everyone who plays poker knows that the ups and downs are a real thing. When you’re on a rise and you’re such an amazing player like Fedor Holz, well, these are the kind of results you’ll see!
The was a blessed brick for Malinowski as he finally halted Holz’s looting of his bankroll. “Nice hand, nice hand,” Malinowski said with a smile as both players watched Daniel Negreanu’s avatar dance on the screen, signifying a pot of more than 250 big blinds headed someone’s way. An early cooler went in Holz’s favor as he three-bet then peeled a four-bet with against . There was about $10K in the pot already and Malinowski continued for $2,240 in position on . Holz check-raised to $5,240 and called off to win the $41K pot, holding on the turn and river.
Meanwhile, Zhi Wu won Event #8 $600 NL Deepstack and banked $281,604 and his first bracelet by outlasting a hefty field of 4,527 runners. Also, Michal Perrone edged out Pierre Calamusa and a field of 1,640 entrants to win Event #10 $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty NL for $152,173. Adam Friedman won his fourth career bracelet and his third-consecutive $10,000 Dealers Choice Championship bracelet, while denying Phil Hellmuth his pursuit of bracelet #17. Friedman outlasted 93 entrants in WSOP Event #38 and a final table that also included Jake Schwartz, Carol Fucks, Mike Matusow, and Matt Glantz. Meanwhile, Aussie pro Michael Addamo saw his run good continue with a victory in the WSOP $50K High Roller.
Today, at the age of 26, he’s one of the richest poker players on Earth. Okay, this might not be the most appropriate comparison, but there’s no denying that Holz has done a lot in his professional poker career, despite being only in his mid-twenties. The poker pros competed in just four sessions of online play at GGPoker. Compared to many other heads-up challenges such as Doug Polk vs. Daniel Negreanu, which lasted 25,000 hands, this one was a quickie. And there was never anything I could fully stand behind & endorse. That’s when I started thinking about creating something I could fully endorse.