July 15, 2016 Poker News Omar

WSOP Double Barrel: In the money at the Main Event, Fedor Holz wins 10 million in 2 months!

This week, we’ve got a double barrel pointed right at you. By that, we mean a double shot of WSOP 2016 News: we’ve got updates on the main event, and also some updates on Fedor Holz and his incredible run

2016 Main Event is the biggest since 2011

This year’s $10,000 Buy-in No-Limit Holdem WSOP Main Event has been the biggest since 2011. Split over 3 flights starting on July 9th, 6737 players packed into three massive rooms to kick off the tournament.

Adam Furgatch Bubble WSOP Main EventThe moment when the bubble burst at the 2016 WSOP Main Event.

The tournament was made more deep stacked this year, with 50,000 in starting chips given to each player. This is up 66% from previous years to meet the trend of players receiving five times their buy-in in chips.

The bubble was also expanded, with 15% of the field being “in the money” this year. This guarantees at least 1000 players will be paid prize money of a minimum $15,000.

The total prize pool this year will be just north of $63,000,000 USD; $8,000,000 (and a WSOP bracelet) of which will go to first place. The entire final table will leave with no less than $1,000,000 each.

Adam Furgatch bubble boy, Kenny Hallaert Chipleader

Late last night the bubble burst. The American Adam Furgatch was the last player, who had to leave the tournament empty-handed, while the remainig 1,001 players all had at least $15,000 safe.

800 players surived Day 3 and Chipleader is Kenny Hallaert from Belgium is Chipleader. With Jared Bleznick, Kilian Kramer, Antonio Esfandiari and Shaun Deeb there are also 4 big names in the Top Ten:

WSOP ME Chipcounts

Fedor Holz wins $111,111 High Roller for One Drop and more than 10 million in 2 months!!!

Fedor Holz has been electric on the tournament circuit this year. The 22 year old German has won his fifth major title of the year, defeating 183 players to claim his first place prize of just south of $5 Million.

Holz overcame Dan Smith’s significant final table chip lead, finally defeating him in a heads-up showdown to claim the title.

Holz Smith

Fedor Holz and Dan Smith, 1st and 2nd place at the High Roller for One Drop shake hands.

The defending WSOP Main Event champion, Joe McKeehen was also on the final table.

The payouts for the final 8 are listed below:

Place    PlayerPrize
1Fedor Holz$4,981,775
2Dan Smith$3,078,974
3Koray Aldemir$2,154,265
4Jack Salter$1,536,666
5Brian Green$1,117,923
6Joseph Mckeehen$829,792
7Nick Petrangelo$628,679
8Niall Farrell$486,383

In total, Holz has made 13 major final tables this year for a total of over $14.5 million. Amazingly, over 75% of his career winnings have come this year, and of his yearly winnings, $10 million has come in the last two months!

Here are some of his other major cashes over this year:

$3,000 NLHE Super High Roller with 888poker, Las Vegas, USALas Vegas, USAMay 29th, 20162nd$3,500,000
$196,000 NLHE Triton Super High Roller Event 3, WPT National, PhillipinesPhillippinesJanuary 3rd, 20161st$3,463,500
$48,000 NLHE Super High Roller 9, Las Vegas, USALas Vegas, USAJune 3rd, 20161st$637,392
$48,000 Aria High Roller 32, Las Vegas, USALas Vegas, USAJuly 7th, 20163rd$407,310
Fedor Holz High roller for ONE DROPFedor Holz is one of the youngest looking guys you’ll ever see with over $18 million in winnings to his name.
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