Germany's Fedor Holz brought the second largest stack to the 2016 EPT Barcelona Super High Roller final table on Monday, and he declined all proposed deals when there were 3 players remaining out of 9 (he must have had a good feeling he was going to be the winner).
Timothy Adams, who started the final table with a big lead, was sent packing in third place after losing his final chips to Sam Greenwood after going all in before the flop with a pair of 2's. Greenwood had AK of clubs and won the flip. Greenwood and Holz had about even stacks when the heads-up battle started, but Holz played extremely well and quickly generated himself a big lead.
The tournament came to an end on the 75th hand of the day when Greenwood shoved his final chips with 5-6 suited and Holz made the call with ace-king. The flop brought a king. The turn gave Greenwood an open-ended straight draw, however, the river card didn't complete his hand and he had to settle for a second place finish for €903,600.
Fedor Holz received €1,300,300 for winning the tournament and has now earned over $12 million in tournament cashes in the past 6 months! Holz, only 23 years old, claimed he would retire from poker just a couple of months ago, but we somehow don't think that will happen now. He's closing in on $20 million in lifetime live tournament winnings, and he's now close of catching up with Sam Trickett for the 8th place on the all-time money list (Daniel Negreanu tops the list with just under $33 million).
EPT13 Barcelona Super High Roller
Date: August 20-22, 2016
Entries: 102 (78 unique players; 24 re-entries)
Prize pool: €4,897,530
1 - Fedor Holz, Germany, €1,300,300
2 - Sam Greenwood, Canada, €903,600
3 - Timothy Adams, €597,500
4 - Alexandros Kolonias, Greece, €467,700
5 - Ahadpur Khangah, Azerbaijan, €377,100
6 - Sylvain Loosli, France, €293,800
7 - Daniel Dvoress, Canada, €232,600
8 - Julian Stuer, Germany, €181,200
9 - Erik Seidel , United States, €137,130
10 - Stanley Choi, China, €105,300
11 - John Juanda, Indonesia, €105,300
12 - Adrian Mateos, Spain, €98,000
13 - Conor Drinan, United States, €98,000