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Fedor Holz Wins One Drop High Roller ($4,981,775)

Tags: 2016 wsop, big One for one drop, Fedor Holz.
Posted on Monday, July 11, 2016 by "T".

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

 


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7 comments for "Fedor Holz Wins One Drop High Roller ($4,981,775)"

 doubletop7777/12/2016 9:09:53 AM GMT
Many congratulations to Fedor Holz on winning this event and the massive prize of $4,981,775. I remember watching this guy in last years Main Event and he looked a class act then.
 Tony_MON7ANA7/12/2016 8:06:28 PM GMT
Very well done to Fedor Holz from Germany for conquering the $111,111 buy-in tournament that attracted world's finest 183 poker players. Having earned $4,981,775 first place prize from this tournament, he has accumulated nearly $18.5 million in live tournament earnings in quite a short period of time.
 TheIrish777/12/2016 8:22:53 PM GMT
Fedor is the High Roller King atm.

he won 3 events in a row if i recall hearing properly.

The man is 22 or 23 and already maybe the best tournament player around.

Well done Young Sir and keep it going.
 pajalnick7/12/2016 11:21:31 PM GMT
183 player is not a lot ... and gain almost five million it is certainly very cool .... and age it for a good game very young ... probably many underestimated him and because of this he paid ... in any case, I am very happy for him, he was a pretty good player and deserves it
 Calmplay7/14/2016 5:53:33 AM GMT
First time I heard this name when I saw his total live winnings then I realized I missed a lot in the live poker circuit world just too bad that this year we did not have the 1 million buy in one drop as it's a really the biggest one IMO even bigger than the Main Event...
 bowie19847/25/2016 12:16:39 AM GMT
Posted by pajalnick:
183 player is not a lot ... and gain almost five million it is certainly very cool .... and age it for a good game very young ...

Yeah, but for instance the WSOP ME have many entrants who are literally just come off the street and had 10k to spare 4 experience the feeling of it as opposed to this where almost everyone is a tried pro backed with knowledge and money. Which one is harder to take down?
 pinotte7/25/2016 12:47:49 AM GMT
It is the first time that this tournament was held in Monaco this is probably why i don't know any names on the final table.

However with 183 peoples entrants it and managing to win the tournament deserve our congratulations.


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