“Retired?” Fedor Holz keeps crushing with GG Spring Festival win

Geoff Fisk
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Posted on 04/12/2021

GGPoker Ambassador adds another title to his legend

Did Fedor Holz ever officially “unretire” from poker? The GGPoker Ambassador’s string of recent poker results would make any active full-time player envious.

Holz can put another tournament championship on his resume as of Sunday. The 27-year-old “retired” poker phenom took down the GG Spring Festival H-37: $1,500 Sunday Marathon, winning $124,456 in the process.

Holz stands as one of poker’s biggest winners on the live felt, with $32,556,377 in live tournament earnings according to the Hendon Mob database. The $1,500 buy-in for the Sunday Marathon might represent a drop in stakes for the German poker superstar, but Holz brought his A-Game to the GG Spring Festival nonetheless.

Holz topped a field of 466 entries, with an all-star lineup of competition taking many of those spots.

GG Spring Festival H-37: $1,500 Sunday Marathon final table results

FinishPlayer NamePlaying FromPrize
1Fedor HolzAustria$124,456
2‘raking-even’Canada$93,329
3‘Fantastik55’San Marino$69,986
4Timothy AdamsCanada$52,482
5‘cesario77’Andorra$39,356
6‘RobertCatesby’Ireland$29,513
7Ottomar LadvaEstonia$22,131
8Mike WatsonCanada$16,596
9‘FishyFishz’Russia$12,445

Holz tops a field of big names en route to victory

The $1,500 buy-in might seem small for high roller regulars like Holz, but the final table lineup from the Sunday Marathon included several fixtures of the high stakes circuit.

Timothy Adams (4th – $52,482) and Mike Watson (8th – $16,596) each made life tough on the rest of the final nine. Estonian chess grandmaster and recent poker champion Ottomar Ladva (7th – $22,131) continues to find success in his secondary game, notching a five-figure score in the $1,500 event.

Other names in the payout ladder for the Sunday Marathon included Guillaume Nolet, who added another GG Spring Festival cash to an already successful series. Nolet took down the first seven-figure score of the series last week in a $25,500 buy-in Sunday Five Million event.

Also cashing in the Sunday Marathon were high-stakes regulars like Aliaksei Boika, Artur Martitosian, and Ole Schemion.

Holz broke through with a championship just days after running deep in the PokerStars SCOOP $10,300 High Roller. Holz came up just short of a title in that event, finishing with a second-place showing and a $196,994 payday.

Holz remains on a roll in 2021, with his results for the year also including a decisive win over Wiktor “Limitless” Malinowski in a highly publicized heads-up challenge.

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