Poker Legend Watch: Fedor Holz

Fedor Holz, a name whom enthusiasts of poker in India may not be familiar with, has been rising in prominence in poker. Holz is a German poker player who is an expert in both forms of poker and specializes in high roller events. He is regarded as one of the best players in the modern era.

Career:

Holz had his first live cash in the year 2012 at the €500 No Limit Hold'em GPT II Deepstack Series Main Event where he was runner-up for €15,320. Holz plays online poker under the alias CrownUpGuy. In 2015, he finished 25th in World Series of Poker Main Event cashing for $262,574.

In the year that followed, Fedor won the Triton Super High Roller for $3,463,500 in January 2016, and finished 2nd in the Super High Roller Bowl for $3,500,000 in the same year. Holz won his first WSOP bracelet in the $111,111 High Roller for One-Drop event and bagged $4,981,775 in the process.

Current Status and Retirement:

At just 24 Holz now sits on top of Germany's all-time money list with $18,495,174 in live poker earnings, which is $7 million more than his next closest competitor - Schemion.

The German announced that he planned on retiring from professional poker after winning his first WSOP bracelet in 2016. The 24-year-old plans on finding something else to do with his life that brings him a greater sense of personal satisfaction, he’s just not sure what that is as of yet.

“I don’t know. Find out: that’s the mission I think,” said Holz of what he wants to do next. “I think travelling will help me find my way. I want to try out a lot of different things.”

In the last 14 months Holz has won an astonishing $18,051,950 and has a bankroll big enough to let him pursue whatever he wants in his life.