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.
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:
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.
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:
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, USA||Las Vegas, USA||May 29th, 2016||2nd||$3,500,000|
|$196,000 NLHE Triton Super High Roller Event 3, WPT National, Phillipines||Phillippines||January 3rd, 2016||1st||$3,463,500|
|$48,000 NLHE Super High Roller 9, Las Vegas, USA||Las Vegas, USA||June 3rd, 2016||1st||$637,392|
|$48,000 Aria High Roller 32, Las Vegas, USA||Las Vegas, USA||July 7th, 2016||3rd||$407,310|