$10,000 Main Event

Seat 6: Fedor Holz (Germany) 1,165,000

Fedor Holz

Making his second final table appearance in as many days, German high stakes wunderkind Fedor Holz is coming in as the shortest stack. Holz will have to dig deep into his bag of tricks if he wants to become the 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event Champion as he starts with just 23 big blinds.

In addition to guaranteeing himself at least AUD$210,000 for his Main Event final table, Holz finished in third place in the 2017 ANTON Jewellery $100,000 Challenge for a AUD$352,800 (~$266,524 USD) payday.

Widely regarded as one of the best online and live tournament players in recent history, Holz first exploded onto the scene after taking down the 2014 World Championship of Online Poker Main Event on Pokerstars for $1.3 million under the handle “CrownUpGuy”.

However, his more recent results have eclipsed even this impressive feat with Holz taking down the 2016 $111,111 High Roller for One Drop for a cool $4.98 million to win his first WSOP bracelet. Before that, he finihed runner-up to his poker friend Rainer Kempe in the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl for another $3,500,000. He followed this up by winning the 2016 EPT Barcelona Super High Roller six weeks later for €1.3 million ($1.47 million) and went on to final table the $100k Aria Super High Roller 12 in October, finishing in fourth for $299,880.

Germany’s most successful tournament player won a staggering $16.4 million during 2016, bringing his total live tournament career earnings to over $20.3 million.

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