Poker player Fedor Holz did what does best after coming out of his brief retirement as he won a major tournament on Monday.
The German aged 23 is a high stakes poker pro and was the winner of the €50,000 EPT Barcelona Super High Roller as he was the man last standing. Holz took home the winning prize of €1,300,000. It has been an unbelievable year for the youthful professional as he is known for clocking seven-figure payouts regularly like California sunshine and is just short of winning the lifetime live tournament mark of $20 million. He is just shy of few dollars in catching the 8th place by displacing Sam Trickett from the all-time list in terms of money. Few short years are what has taken him to achieve the feat.
The chart is topped by Daniel Negreanu who is with under $33 million and people had said that he cannot be caught ever. Judging by the rate in which Feder is winning he will not only catch him but also sail past Kid Poker before he reaches 30 and leave him in the dust.
If anything that could prevent him from achieving this is his latest announcement that he is done with poker and has retired. But that only lasted for a month and he could not resist coming out of it and traveling to Barcelona to compete with the best in the field. Rest of the players in the field is possibly wishing that he stayed home and counted what he has earned.
Fedor had to defeat several world class players who were the best in the world and also included Erik Seidel, the legendary poker pro. Erik, was bust when in 9th place as he started the day with a small stack and could not build on it. Sam Greenwood stood second and won the consolation prize of €903,000.