Fedor Holz Wins WCOOP Main Event

Fedor Holz Wins WCOOP Main Event

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) drew to a close in style yesterday with Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz taking down the $5,200 Main Event.

The Austrian topped a field of 2,142 runners, the largest WCOOP ME field since the Black Friday calamity, and pocketed the biggest score of his young career.

The 21-year-old had already secured $1.1m when the final six players agreed a chip-based chop and secured an extra $200,000 after defeating Brazil's Yuri 'theNERDguy’ Martins heads up. As endings to big tournaments go, they don't come much more spectacular than this year's WCOOP as Holz's quads topped Martins' full house.

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

There was a strong British presence at the final table with Daniel Rudd and Elior Sion finishing in sixth and fourth respectively.

There was also British success in the Player of the Year race which was won by Alan 'MrNegreanu' Gold. He made the money on 17 occasions and reached two final tables. His best effort was a runner-up finish in event 15. Gold earned himself the Champions Trophy, packages to the 2015 PCA package and the 2015 EPT Grand Final as well as a seat in the 2015 TCOOP Main Event.

WCOOP Main Event Final Table Payouts

1. Fedor ‘CrownUpGuy’ Holz (Vienna, Austria)      $1,300,000*
2. Yuri ‘theNERDguy’ Martins (Curitiba, Brazil)   $708,251.21*
3. Claas ‘neckbr4ke’ Stoob (Potsdam, Germany)     $651,430.61*
4. Elior ‘Crazy Elior’ Sion (London, England)     $780,227.66*
5. Faraz ‘The-Toilet 0’ Jaka (Gdansk, Poland)     $945,000*
6. Daniel ‘19Dan86’ Rudd (London, England)        $769,813.52*
7. Dylan ‘Pokerl)eviL’ Hortin (Vancouver, Canada) $214,200
8. Todd ‘MaltLiquor40’ Sisley (Toronto, Canada)   $160,650
9. Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom (London, UK)            $107,100
* reflects six-way deal

Tags: WCOOP, Fedor Holz, Elior Sion, Daniel Rudd, Alan Gold