The final events of the PokerStars Summer Series took place this weekend and they threw up some fantastic results. A couple of the tournaments, including the Main Event, are still running due to being two-day events, but some of the world’s best players got their hands on a title and a significant chunk of change.
Summer Series 167: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller], $500K Gtd
Fedor Holz is so good at poker he can win a $5,200 buy-in online event whilst retired. Is there anything this man can’t do? Holz bulldozed his way through 148-opponents to bet the lion’s share of the $745,000 prize pool.
It appears that being based in Austria was a prerequisite for reaching the final table of this event because three of the eight finalists are registered as playing from Austria. All three of those players finished in the top five.
Russian sensation Artur “mararthur” Martirosian was the first finalist to lose their stack. He banked $26,055 for his eighth-place exit. British star Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford saw his tournament end in seventh-place for $33,656 before Lithuania’s Gediminas “Gedis92” Uselis fell by the wayside in sixth for a $43,476 addition to his bankroll.
“nailuj90” crashed out in fifth and turned their $5,200 into $56,161 before Hungarian grinder Laszlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas helped himself to the $72,547 fourth-place prize.
“WATnlos” scooped the final five-figure prize, namely $93,714, when their tournament ended abruptly in third, which left Joao “Naza114” Vieira and Holz to fight it out one-on-one for the title. Holz claimed the victory and the $156,377 top prize, leaving Vieira to net $121,057.
Fedor Holz is a German professional poker player, originally from Saarbrücken, who focuses on high roller tournaments. He was ranked by Pocketfives.com as the best online MTT player in 2014 and 2015. In July 2016, Holz won his first WSOP bracelet, in the $111,111 High Roller For One Drop, winning $4,981,775.