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Fedor Holz Wins 2016 WPT Philippines $200,000 Super High Roller

German Pro Wins $3,463,500 After Topping Field of 52 Entries


The first major event of 2016 is now in the books, and it will likely end up as one of the biggest high roller events of the year. The inaugural WPT Triton Super High Roller Cali Cup $200,000 buy-in event drew 52 entries to the Solaire Resort Casino in Manila, Philippines. The huge turnout built a prize pool of $10,039,120. Fedor Holz emerged victorious in the end, topping an absolutely stacked final table to capture the title, the first-place prize of $3,463,500 and 600 Card Player Player of the Year points.

The 22-year-old German poker pro has now cashed for more than $5 million in the last three weeks, having won the 2015 WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas $100,000 buy-in event on Dec. 20th for $1,589,219.

The event ran over the course of two days. At the end of day 1 Phil Ivey held the chip lead, but he ultimately finished fifth in the event for $656,500 while Holz accumulated enough chips to make it to heads-up play with American David Peters. Holz began the final showdown with nearly a 2-to-1 chip advantage. The two played only four hands before the final pot of the tournament arose.

Peters raised to 350,000 from the button with the blinds at 75,000 – 150,000 with an ante of 25,000. Holz made it 1 million to go and Peters moved all in. Holz made the call with the 7Spade Suit7Diamond Suit and it was off to the races against Peters’ AClub SuitQClub Suit. The board ran out JHeart Suit5Club Suit5Diamond SuitKDiamond SuitKHeart Suit, securing the pot and the title for Holz and sending Peters to the rail with $2,309,000.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded in this event:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Fedor Holz $3,463,500 600
2 David Peters $2,309,000 500
3 Devan Tang $1,405,500 400
4 Steve O’Dwyer $953,700 300
5 Phil Ivey $656,500 250
6 Daniel Colman $502,000 200
7 Paul Phua $401,600 0
8 Mike McDonald $351,320 0

Winner photo courtesy of WPT.



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