Fedor Holz Investor Profile
Rather, he was quite impressed by the abilities of his friends to win between one to two thousands per month while playing poker. He didn’t give up on the game; he kept playing, learning, and improving in the game. Originally from Saarbrücken, Germany, Fedor Holz is a professional poker player who was born on July 25, 1993 and is also known by his PokerStars screen name “CrownUpGuy”. Holz now lives in Vienna, Austria and primarily plays high roller tournaments.
Addamo was the last player standing in Event #38 $50,000 High Roller and earned a first-place payout worth $1,132,968. I’ve made jokes in the past that the poker world needs to implement drug testing because how can anyone win so many poker tournaments without the aid of performance enhancing drugs? Then again, take one look at Fedor Holz and he looks like an adorable teddy bear. This clearly isn’t a hulking beast and someone who is juicing on steroids like bulky American football players. And he’s clearly not blood doping like Lance Armstrong and other angle-shooting cyclists. He’s so small that one hit off a joint might get him stoned for a week and a 10mg Adderall would keep him a wake for a month.
But then, all of a sudden, Fedor surprised the poker world, announcing he was “retiring” from playing poker professionally. High roller tournaments with big buy-ins and relatively small fields were where Fedor felt at home the most. In 2016, he had a series of great results during May, June, and July, winning well over $11,000,000 in that short period alone. Not even a month later, he booked another high roller victory, this time in the Triton Super High Roller Series. Being the last man standing in a $200K event, Holz boosted his bankroll by more than $3,000,000.
The player who wins the Main Event and the one who earns the most points across all 18 tournaments earn free seats in the Circuit season-ending Global Casino Championship. Though GGPoker doesn’t have the sheer number of sponsored pros that we have seen from other online poker rooms past and present, it’s about quality over quantity. The lineup of Holz, Negreanu, Grospellier, Bryn Kenney, and Felipe Ramos is as formidable as you’ll see.
It’s all in keeping with Holz’s refusal to sit still—and the kind of self-deprecating attitude that can be rare among the hyper-successful. “A lot of people who do that try to fit a certain description. I thought about what I wanted to do with my life and realized it was continuing to learn with the people around me. Those people had the same goal, and now that’s called a company, apparently, but I never thought of it that way. Though he is just 26-years old and retired from full-time poker in 2018, Holz is one of the most accomplished live tournament players in poker history. With over $32.5 million in lifetime earnings, he ranks eighth on the all-time money list.
According to report, Holz is said to have earned a total of about $32,550,886 USD in live cashes as at July of 2018. This earnings place him in number six position of the All-Time Money List. The first spectacular purchase that Fedor made with his tournament earnings was a beautiful house in Germany for his supporting family.