Fedor Holz and Isildur1 take down High Roller events on PokerStars

Fedor Holz Wins Event #1 of the  PokerStars Super HighRoller Series

Fedor Holz
Fedor Holz

Fedor Holz takes down yet another high stakes poker tournament: the PokerStars High Rollers Event #1. The event was the first of 22 high roller events, starting on Nov. 26 and had a buy-in of $2,100. Despite an alluring guaranteed prize pool of $1 million, only 442 players registered resulting in some overlay. The first-place prize, a staggering $178,498, went to “CrownUpGuy”, Holz’s online alias.

To get to the finish line he had to outlast online poker’s elite including Igor “IgorKurganov” Kurganov (25th for $8,173), Roman “RomeOpro” Romanovsky (22nd for $8,173), Jordan “JWPRODIGY” Westmoreland (11th for $13,869), and Patrick “pad1161” Leonard (sixth for $42,651). It seems that Holz’s retirement announcement last year won’t come to fruition anytime soon.

Top 5
1- CrownUp Guy – $178,498
2- 88maca88 – $134,058
3- NastyMinder – $100,682
4- gray31 – $75,615
5- calculer_ – $56,789

Isildur1 takes down the $2,100 Sunday High Roller


Another big name in poker, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, has won the $2,100 Sunday High Roller 200k Guaranteed taking down a sizeable $63,842. Poker notables Fedor Holz, Igor Kurganov, Liv Boeree, Jason Koon, Ben Tollerene, Justin Bonomo and Mustapha Kanit were amongst the 114 entries to play the event. But only the top 20 places got paid which included Liv Boeree, Fedor Holz, Justin Bonomo and 2013 WSOP Main Event winner Ryan Riess.

It was another Swede, Sasuke234, who would eventually lose to Isildur1 in heads-up despite Blom starting second in chips. This is one more title for Isildur1, who already won the SCOOP High Main Event in 2011 and claimed his first WCOOP title this summer in the $2,100 Horse. Although Blom is known for being a high stakes cash game player, he is making way in the online tournament world.

Top 5
1- Isildur1 – $63,842
2 – Sasuke234 – $48,655
3 – Negriin – $37,081
4 – elmerixx – $28,260
5 – lasagnaaammm – $21,538

More: The Days of Isildur1’s sickest come back: +$1.9M in 2017


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Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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