According to PokerStrategy, he appears to be mostly playing $200/$400 and $300/$600 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo and Triple Draw games. The diligent posters on 2+2 are posting some of his biggest hands if you want to follow along.
Let’s not mention the fact he is still $1.39 million down, lifetime, on that account… maybe he’s about to bring it all back.
In July when we ran the story Holz: The Hottest Player In Poker we knew we were onto something—but since then Holz keeps on ripping up the rule book- with everything he touches turning to gold (or dollar bills).
My first tournament win as a recreational! https://t.co/rsVUFAc5SA— Fedor Holz (@CrownUpGuy) August 22, 2016
Arrived safe and sound in Barcelona. Beach > casino this time… https://t.co/kDY0qwHjwh— Fedor Holz (@CrownUpGuy) August 19, 2016
You should see how he arrived at the Celebrity Cash Kings event before heading to the EPT.
The EPT win brings his summer earnings to around the $16 million mark. He’s had a better summer than most (Jason Mercier included) and yet remains very chilled out about it all—see his interview with PokerNews after his win.
Huge congratulations to The Young Prince.
And just because we can’t get enough of Holz right now, here’s YouTube star, Pamsi drawing CrownUpGuy’s life. It really is rather good.
Following the admission by the most decorated olympian of all time (Michael Phelps in case you didn’t already know) that he was playing Open Face Chinese (OFC) on the Pineapple app, prior to his 200-meter butterfly semi-final race, it looks like some of the poker pros might want to get in on the action with him.
Deeb isn’t the only high profile poker pro to enjoy a little OFC, as Jason Mercier tweeted during the WSOP that he was playing on the app during his “down time” whilst 3 tabling. To be honest, I’m surprised he had any downtime considering his sick WSOP run.
Thank goodness I have pineapple games to play during the down time of #3tabling — Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) July 01, 2016
It was during day 2 of the history-in-making $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship when a Vietnamese lady by the name of Thi Xua Nguyen stunned everybody by making this incredible laydown versus Athanasios Polychronopoulos, a Greek-American professional poker player with two WSOP bracelets.
220 players remained on the field when Nguyen raised from the button with Ad Qc only to get 3-bet to 37,000 by Polychronopoulos from the big blind who held a pair of Aces.
Nguyen made the call and the flop landed Ks 9s Qd. Both the players checked. The Qh on Turn improved Nguyen’s hand to trips. She bets 17,000 after Polychronopoulos checked for a second time. He made the call and the Ace of Spade gave both the players a full house.
Polychronopoulos once again checked on the river with his Aces full. Nguyen bets 50,000 leaving her 153,000 chips behind but finds herself in a check-raise-all-in situation.
This is where things go crazy!!!
After tanking for a while, Nguyen lays down Ad Qc face up—a freaking Full house!!!. Out of respect for her incredible fold, Polychronopoulos flips out Aces and was himself stunned.
Did she misread her hand? No!!! She knew what she was doing. Nguyen put him on Aces or Kings and she was bang on right!!!
The hand was caught during the live stream and obviously, the viewers glued to the stream went berserk including the commentators James Hartigan, Joe Stapleton, and Lex Veldhuis.
Nguyen eventually finished 153rd for $25,450 and Polychronopoulos also made cash but busted against Platinum Pass winner, Jussi Nevanlinna.
What is more crazier is that on day 1 Nguyen won an EPT Monte Carlo package during a random draw table giveaway.
PokerStars gave away 320 free entries to the $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) over the course of the previous year via Platinum Passes that after accomodations and spending money were valued at $30,000.
Short Deck Hold’em, AKA 6+ Hold’em, is one of the hottest poker variants being played today, and courtesy of these highlights from the HKD 500k ($64k USD) buy-in Short Deck Event at the Triton Poker SHR Jeju 2018 series, you can learn from one of poker’s all-time masters, Phil Ivey.
OP-Poker, a team of Twitch streamers and official ambassadors of PokerStars’ Power Up, was recently invited to have a look at PokerStars’ brand new upcoming Virtual Reality Product PokerStars VR held at EGX conference at Birmingham.
Unibet has announced that the Poker Princess, Molly Bloom, who’s “Hollywood high stakes poker game was the subject of the Oscar-nominated and critically acclaimed film Molly’s Game“ will be their special guest!
This story still has the poker community talking. Real life poker couple Kristen Bicknell (who is signed by partypoker) and Alex Foxen made the final table of a tournament at The Venetian in Las Vegas last month. Their alleged soft-play and collusion has the poker community riled up with the likes of Doug Polk and Justin Bonomo still talking about it long after play finished up.
Unibet have worked with creative agency FCB Inferno to release a custom deck of cards to accompany the launch of a new poker format where the Queen outranks the King.The project is intended to help draw attention to gender equality and unconscious gender bias in poker.