Some of the last events that are part of the Poker Stars Summer Series took place this weekend, and we were able to see some great poker action during that time. One of the events that many were focused on was Summer Series 167: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller], which offered $500,000 in guaranteed prizes.
The event attracted 148 entries, and many of them are professional poker players from all over the world. In the end, it was the young German poker professional Fedor Holz who won the final title.
Holz is officially a retired poker player, but it seems that his actions tell us otherwise. He is as sharp as ever and managed to win the biggest chunk of the final prize pool, which was $745,000.
It seems that players who registered from Austria had a great day playing poker, as three Austria-registered players ended among the final eight. Moreover, all three of them managed to finish in the top five, and one of them — Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz — won the event.
The Final Table Review
The first player who had to hit the rail in the final table was the Russian poker sensation Artur Martirosian, who users the online nickname “mararthur.” He won a total of $26,055 for his effort.
After that, it was time for UK’s Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford to hit the rail in seventh place, winning a total of $33,656 for his effort.
The next one in line was Gediminas “Gedis92” Uselis from Lithuania, who won $43,476 as the sixth-placed player. He was followed by a player that uses the nickname “nailuj90” who is also registered in Austria. “nailuj90” won a total of $56,161 for his effort.
A Hungarian player named Laszlo Bujtas won a total of $72,547 for reaching the fourth position. The last player to hit the rail before the heads-up play could begin was “WATnlos” who was also registered in Austria for the event.
In the end, Fedor Holz had to face Joao Vieira, who uses the nickname “Naza114” when playing online poker. However, Vieira was no match for the German wunderkind and had to settle for the consolation prize of $121,057.
Other Winners from Last Sunday
Fedor Holz was not the only one to celebrate the victory last weekend, as several other events took place that were part of the Summer Series. Another important event was High Roller Club: $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up [8-Max] that guaranteed $100,000 in cash for the best players.
This event was won by Ole Schemion, who is known to the online poker community as “wizowizo.” Ole won a total of $25,347, after facing “drupa-lucker” from Russia in the heads-up play.
Many other players won titles on Sunday, including “Wazahun,” “vasiokkk91,” “giftyra,” Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker, Anton “anteen” Bertilsson,” Parker “tonkaaa” Talbot, and Viktor “papan9_p$” Ustimov.
PokerStars has many plans for the summer, which means that there will be other great online poker events in the months to come.