“Absolutely insane” 24 hours for Fedor Holz as he wins $1.8 million and a WSOP bracelet

Jon Pill
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Posted on: September 8, 2020 9:39 pm EDT

Fedor Holz has been having quite a lockdown. The ultra high-stakes German pro signed with GGPoker in May. He then became their front-man apologist in the banned-for-winning debate when he tweeted on their behalf, “From everything I’ve seen so far the integrity and quality of security at GG has been up to very high standards.”

Now, to round things off, he’s had himself a 1.8 million dollar day.

All this from someone who made a point of having “retired” from poker last year.

Finding the Ausgang

Last year Holz was looking for the door. After an astonishingly profitable World Series he was looking to switch lanes and focus on his startup Pokercode. He took second in the $1,000,000 buy-in Big One For One Drop. That was $6 milly right there. After that, the roughly $400k he pocketed in total from his final tables at the $100k High Roller event and two WPT events seemed like small beans.

Pokercode proved to be not all that far from his past. It more or less amounts to a poker coaching site that integrates with GGPoker. 

Given the day Holz just had, Pokercode seems to be working. For him at least. It is just as well he didn’t leave the game altogether or he’d have missed out.

Heads up for rolls, and more

Holz’s first big score of the day — and his biggest score this year — was undoubtedly taking down his second bracelet. The 2020 World Series of Poker Online $25,000 buy-in heads-up no-limit hold’em event was good for one of those.

He beat out Bruno Botteon handily with a flopped set of fives to Bruno’s overpair.

“Crazy emotions right now. Shipped my second bracelet,” he tweeted.

As well as the bracelet, the heads up event was good for $1,077,025. And that was just the start.


What a difference a day makes

The next day saw two final tables. The WSOP Online’s $10k side event was playing on GGPoker. Across the wires at PokerStars, the WCOOP’s $25k high roller event was also finishing up. Holz was running deep in both of them.

The WSOP event had $202,162 up for the second-place finisher. Holz took that too, tweeting ecstatically: “came 2nd in 10k for 200k.”

Unfortunately, the pro ended up chopping the WCOOP event. If he hadn’t, he might have ended up with even more than the $515,000 he won in that event.

Overall this comes out to just shy of $1.8 million in 24 hours. All of it for online tournaments. Not bad given that he also managed to squeeze some shut-eye in between one win and the other two.

Absolutely insane 24 hours,” he Tweeted. “Absolutely insane,” is spot on.

Obviously, not all of that cash is going into his pockets. Most players in the high rollers are suspected of selling large chunks of themselves to reduce the crazy variance they have to put up with. His tweets refer to at least “130” — presumably $130k — going to a backer.

Still, even if it all gets picked at by vultures. It is still not a bad day’s work for a retiree.

Though. of course, the real question now is: Will GGPoker have to ban him?