Details emerge on structure, date for Holz vs. Malinowski match

Jon Sofen
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Posted on 03/05/2021

The heads-up poker match between Wiktor Malinowski and Fedor Holz, two skilled online pros, begins March 5 on GGPoker. You’ll be able to catch every hand of the challenge.

Holz is an ambassador for the poker site, so it’s no surprise that he and Malinowski have chosen that site to play on. GGPoker’s YouTube channel, which streamed the Doug Polk vs. Daniel Negreanu match in its entirety, will be back to live-stream this one.

Speaking of Polk, who beat Negreanu out of $1.2 million, he’ll be in the broadcast booth for at least one session of the Holz vs. Malinowski challenge.

Polk recently criticized the competitors, claiming both are weak at heads-up no-limit hold’em. Holz, and Malinowski (who is known as “Limitless” online) are two accomplished online poker players, but maybe not so much in the heads-up streets.

With that said, “Limitless” recently threw out a challenge to anyone. He said he’d play them at high-stakes online while drunk, and he’s sticking to his word.

Let’s get it on

Fedor Holz, aka “CrownUpGuy,” accepted his challenge. And Malinowski has promised to drink wine during play. They’re going to play two tables at a time at $100/$200 stakes and both players will be on a Zoom chat so you can see and hear their banter during the game.

And there certainly will be some trash talking going on during this challenge. Holz and Malinowski recently called each other out and predicted they would destroy the other at heads-up poker.

“Limitless” is so confident in his game that he’s willing to get drunk while playing, because he feels he’s so good that he doesn’t need to be sober. Polk, however, doesn’t think the player is any good when he’s sober. Maybe he’ll be impressed with Wiktor’s drunk game.

Play begins March 5 on GGPoker. Holz is one of the greatest young poker players in the world, even if his heads-up game isn’t up to Polk’s standards.

He has over $32 million in live tournament cashes and has won millions more in online tournaments. In 2016, at age 22, he won over $16 million in live tournaments before semi-retiring from the game. Like most skilled pros who retire, he just couldn’t stay away for long. Although he no longer grinds day after day, he’s still a regular in high roller events, live and online.

Polk claims that the pros chomp at the bit to see Holz seated in a heads-up game.

The Upswing Poker founder predicts Malinowski will win despite being an “overrated” heads-up player.

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