This year's edition of the One Drop (the 5th one in total) had a $111,111 buy-in and drew a field of 183 players, who battled over 3 days of play for their share of the $19,000,000 prize pool! After eliminating Las Vegas pro Dan Smith in second, Germany's Fedor Holz walked away with the biggest slice of the cake ($4,981,775) as well as his first gold bracelet!
Despite only being 22-years-old, Holz is already a widely-respected live tournament player as well as online high-stakes player. According to Hendon Mob, he now has close to $18.5 million in live tournament earnings - of which most have been accumulated in the past 2 years!
"I just so feel overwhelmed. I didn't think it would be like this," Holz told WSOP.com just moments after winning his first gold bracelet. "I'm really happy right now....I was very focused coming into this. I told my friends even, that this was going to be a very important week. I had such a great feeling about this tournament and felt really intense about it, which is why it means so much to me to win it."
Final table results
1 Fedor Holz Germany $4,981,775
2 Dan Smith Las Vegas, NV $3,078,974
3 Koray Aldemir Vienna, Austria $2,154,265
4 Jack Salter London, U.K. $1,536,666
5 Brian Green Decatur, TX $1,117,923
6 Joe McKeehen North Wales, PA $829,792
7 Nick Petrangelo Feeding Hills, MA $628,679
8 Niall Farrell Glasgow, U.K. $486,383