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Fedor Holz's Life of a Champion Ep. 4: Mental Prep for Poker Masters

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  • WATCH: @CrownUpGuy dives into his subconscious in preparation for the final events of the #PokerMasters.

In "Life of a Champion" Episode 4, Fedor Holz does a session of mindset coaching with Elliot Roe after a pool party to get ready for the final preliminary event on Day 4 of the Poker Masters.

Watch Episode 1: Taking Shots in Vegas
Watch Episode 2: Let's Talk Money
Watch Episode 3: Party After Final Table!

Mental Preparation

Get a glimpse of Holz as he drifts into a state of relaxation and accesses a potential hiccup in his approach last week at the Poker Masters. He works on getting refocused in a quest to “take it more seriously” as he heads into the final preliminary $50,000 buy-in event with the $100,000 buy-in final event yet to come.

After his session, Holz talks about mindset coaching and how important it is for him. As a practice he picked up before achieving the great success he has had in poker, he will stick with it for these big spots for the foreseeable future.

Event #4 at the Poker Masters

Holz shifts back from party mode to poker mode but fails to get much of anything going in Event #4. He hovered around starting stack for much of the day, and then in Level 7, he got very short after doubling up fellow countryman Rainer Kempe with ace-ten suited against Kempe’s ace-queen which held up.

Holz held on for a while but ultimately could not build a stack to advance to the final table. Holz would get a day of rest before playing in the final event of the series, Event #5: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em. Unlike the preliminary events, the final is a freezeout, so players can only buy in one time.

Can Holz take down the final event of the Poker Masters and achieve his quest for the Purple JacketTM? Follow the live updates on PokerNews to find out. PokerGO will also be streaming feature tables and the final table during Event #5, which runs Sept. 18-20.

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