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Fedor Holz

Fedor Holz

About Fedor Holz

Current ResidenceVienna, Austria
BornJuly, 1993
Birth PlaceSaarbrücken, Germany
Total Winnings$36,288,409

Quick Fedor Facts

  • Got his first recorded cash playing live at King’s Resort in Rozodolv, Czechia in 2012 where he finished 2nd in the GPT II Deepstack Series €500 NLH Main Event for €15k.
  • Under the name CrownUpGuy, Holz was named the best online MTT player in both 2014 and 2015 after he won the PokerStars WCOOP Main Event for $1.3 Million.
  • Won his first WSOP Bracelet in 2016, winning the $111,111 NLH One Drop for $4.9M.
  • He is the winningest German poker player with over $36 Million in recorded cashes in his career to date.
PLAYER SCORE7,7/10
Aggressiveness8
Looseness7
Limit6
No-limit9
Side Games6
Steam Control10
Against Strong Players6
Against Weak Players9
Tournaments10
Short-Handed6

It is impossible to have a conversation around who is currently the greatest poker player out there without having Fedor Holz’s name mentioned. The 29 year old German born poker player’s rise to super stardom in the game came quickly in the mid-2010’s and has been maintained ever since.  Poker fans love him; poker players hate sitting at his table especially when his left hand goes onto his right forearm – when Fedor means business everyone takes notice!

How It Started

Fedor found real money online poker when many other players did in the late 2000’s when he turned 18.  While in school his IQ was measured at 155 which is just below Albert Einstein!  And while he could have finished his degree in Informatics, instead he dropped out of college to pursue poker in the early 2010’s.  Fedor did not come from a rich family, but his parents were supportive of him following his dream – whatever that dream was.  Surely, they did not think it would be poker, but they are glad he did!  In 2012 Holz finished 2nd in the GPT II Deepstack Main event, winning €15k and kicking off his path to poker stardom!

What makes Fedor unique is there is literally no bad news that follows him.  He has a good head on his shoulders and spends time away from the felt by travelling the world, hiking, yoga, meditating, dancing – he has a killer salsa move – and being a motivational speaker!

CrownUpguy - Online Super Grinder

While Fedor continued to play – and cash – in live tournaments, Fedor moved to Austria to commit to the grind full time and turned to online poker to perfect his skills.  It did not take long for him to achieve that as he won the WCOOP Main Event title on PokerStars for over $1.3 Million dollars in 2014.  He dominated the online tournament grind that year, earning him the PocketFives.com 2014 and 2015 Online player of the year awards!

2015/6 - The Year of Fedor Holz

A smiling Fedor Holz.

In the summer of 2015, Holz found success at the WSOP, making the final table of the $10k NLH 6 max event for $268k and a 25th place finish in the Main Event for $262k.  Christmas came a bit early for him, winning the $100k WPT Alpha8 during the Five Diamond Classic in Las Vegas for $1.59 Million, and then followed that up weeks later with a Triton Super High Roller win in the Philippines for $3 Million.  He rode that momentum to the EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final with 5 cashes for over $500k, and then returned to Las Vegas to place 2nd at the Super High Roller Bowl for $3.5 Million in May, 2 wins in the Aria High Roller series for over $600k and his first WSOP bracelet in the $111k One Drop for $4.9 Million.  The 12 months was capped with a return to Spain and another EPT win for €1M Euros.  Add it up and Fedor won $16 Million in that 13-month span!

Prime Mind

After his historic run Fedor announced he was stepping away from the felt to focus on Prime Mind, which was a project not geared for poker players specifically but anyone in general to help with controlling emotions, managing stress and how to look at the bright side of life.  It was built based on his personal experiences and partnered with famous mindset coach Elliot Roe to develop the program. Memberships soared and the program still runs today.

Couldn't Stay Away

Fedor could not stay away from the game he loved and resumed playing, crushing the 2017 Aria High Rollers in May and winning the Montenegro Triton Super High Roller for over $1 Million.  He added to his resume in May 2020, joining GGPoker as an ambassador.  He also partnered with pros Matthias Eibinger and Simon Ronnow to launch Pokercode, a poker training site and community of players that feed off of each other and motivate each other to grow their games.  And somewhere in there, he decided to win his 2nd WSOP bracelet winning the online $25k NLH Heads-Up tournament in the summer for over $1 Million.

Over $36 Million in lifetime earnings, two successful business launches in Prime Mind and PokerCode and represents one of the biggest online poker rooms in GG Poker and he has accomplished all of that before his 30th birthday.  To say his resume is remarkable is a massive understatement for this German pro, and the sky is the only limit for what Fedor Holz can achieve!

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