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Fedor Holz's Life of a Champion Ep. 3: Party After Final Table!

  • WATCH: Get an insider view of Fedor Holz's pursuit of the Purple Jacket with a final table and party!

In the third episode of the mini-documentary series "Life of a Champion," Fedor Holz wakes up a bit early because of the time change and has some breakfast in preparation for his first final table of the Poker Masters, which comes in Event #2 of the five-event high-roller series.

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Final Table at the Poker Masters

Holz went into the final table second in chips. After he knocked out Christian Christner in fifth place winning a flip with ace-king against jacks, Holz had half the chips in play. He held on to that lead and went into heads-up with an overwhelming lead over fellow German Steffen Sontheimer.

That would soon change as Sontheimer doubled up with quad sixes and continued to win the majority of the subsequent pots to take over the chip lead. On break, Holz was facing a 2:1 chip deficit and said he was feeling pretty good, but not his best mentally after losing many hands during the heads-up match up to that point. Holz would ultimately finish in second for a payday of $550,000.

The camera follows as Holz gets paid out and immediately grabs a snack and continues the grind, hopping into the third preliminary event. After busting two bullets in just a couple of hours in the next one, Holz has a bit of a break before the final preliminary event. What will he do with his time off?


Holz checks out of his hotel room at the Aria to join some friends, including his friend Jonah who flew out from Germany, to stay in a swanky Vegas mansion. The crew gets ready and hits the first party at a Nobu hotel room with mentions of heading to Omnia Nightclub to see the DJ Calvin Harris later in the evening.

The rest is left up to the imagination, but keep tuning into PokerNews for the remaining episodes of Fedor Holz “Life of a Champion” to get more unfiltered access into Holz’s pursuit of the Purple Jacket, and other endeavors, in Las Vegas.

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