One of the best paying events of the 2014 World Championship of Online Poker was won by a talented Russian player, who already set important milestones this year. Fedor Holz prevailed and for his performance he took home $1.3 million, the equivalent of €1 million and the priceless bracelet. The tournament was highly anticipated among poker professionals and there was no shortage of players interested in participating, with a total of 2142 players buying in.
http://www.poker-king.com/poker-king-articles.php?article=1776 offers comprehensive coverage of the tournament, which took place over the Internet. The organizers were happy to announce the fact that the guaranteed prize pool was exceeded by a significant amount, with a total of $10.7 million collected. A simple math will suggest that the winner was supposed to claim a massive prize of $1.8 million, but a final table deal prevented Fedor Holz from winning the maximum amount.
PokerStars was the one to organize the prestigious online tournament and not surprisingly, the vast majority of poker professionals sponsored by this poker room were at the start. Among those who sat down at the tables, were Viktor Blom, Elior Sion, Yuri Martins and Dylan Hortin and all of them survived the first two days of the competition. This was the time when 2000 players were sent to the rail and only a fraction of them finished in the money to offset their sizable investment.
Viktor Blom look like a serious contender for the trophy, but he couldn’t survive the final table packed with equally skilled professionals. Even though he was by far the most experienced one and the player who usually compete at nosebleed limits, his dwindling stack proved to be his downfall. He had to settle for the ninth place, and a bit over $100,000, which is not an impressive amount for someone who usually compete at high-stakes.
The other players who made the final table, were guaranteed a six digit amount, but the difference between the player to finish in the eighth place and the one take the trophy was more than $1 million. Dylan Hortin was the chip leader at the end of day one and he carried most of his stack to the final table, but his luck ran out here and he was eliminated in the eighth place.
One by one poker players were sent to the rail and when just six of them were left in the fray, one has the idea of suggesting an agreement. After a short discussion, all six finalists agreed that it would be better for all of them to split the prize according to the stacks in front of them at the time. Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz had most of the chips and as a result he took the lion’s share, while also winning the tournament.
On one hand, he took home $1.3 million and became the best paid player of all those who participated in the 2014 WCOOP event. On the other, he had the honor of winning a major event, which marks one of his biggest accomplishments in an otherwise prosperous career:
|1||Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz||$1,300,000*|
|2||Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins||$708,251*|
|3||Claas “neckbr4ke” Stoob||$651,430*|
|4||Elior “Crazy Elior” Sion||$780,227*|
|5||Faraz “The-Toilet 0” Jaka||$945,000*|
|6||Daniel ‘”19Dan86″ Rudd||$769,813*|
|7||Dylan “Pokerl)eviL” Hortin||$214,200|
|8||Todd “MaltLiquor40” Sisley||$160,650|
|9||Viktor “Isildur1” Blom||$107,100|