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Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz becomes World Champion of Online Poker, wins $1.3 million first prize

30 September 2014

ONCHAN, Isle of Man -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz, from Vienna, Austria, was named 2014 World Champion of Online Poker in the early hours of Tuesday morning, winning $1.3 million. The 21-year-old topped a field of 2,142 players in the $5,200 Main Event to win the largest share of the $10,710,000 prize pool.

At a final table that was broadcast live on PokerStars.tv for the first time, Holz fended off the challenge of Full Tilt Professional Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, who came ninth for $107,100, and seventh-placed Dylan "Pokerl)eviL" Hortin, who finished in exactly the same position in last year’s Main Event – before a six-way deal was struck.

Holz, who won a €2k side event at EPT Barcelona just last month for €43,750, was chip leader when a deal was done, getting a guaranteed $1,100,000, but scooped an additional $200k that was set aside for the winner when he beat "theNERDguy" from Brazil heads-up. In the final hand all the chips went in on the turn in a huge cooler, Holz showing down quad Tens to theNERDguy’s full house.

Speaking to the PokerStars Blog shortly after his win, Holz said: “I always wanted to run deep in such a tournament and it feels amazing to win the biggest tournament of the year. It's my biggest achievement so far and I can't put in words how happy I am.”

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