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On Monday, something unusual happened in the 2016 PokerStars WCOOP Super High Roller.

You may not even believe it but, someone else was crowned champion at a high roller tournament with Fedor Holz in the field. Someone with a screen name of “bencb789” beat Holz and finished in first place.

However there’s no need to feel bad for the 2016 WSOP One Drop High Roller winner, since there was one a slight difference between 1st and 2nd place prizes. Fedor received $1,067,639.40 for the second place, while the winner  earned $1,172,360.60. Prior to the start of heads-up play Fedor made a deal with the eventual champ.

On Monday, at the beginning of Day Two, there were six finalists left of the 28 players that entered the tournament and only three would receive a prize. Early on Isaac “philivey2694” Haxton and Mikita “fish2013” Badziakouski were eliminated by Fedor.

Haxton, the bubble boy, lost when Fedor hit a flush. And Then, there were Salman “salfishhb” Behbehani, “bencb789”, Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz in the fight for the $2.8 million prize pool.

On Day Two, Behbehani had the chip lead, but the stack difference was not much. This advantage did not last long either. His ace-king got stacked by “bencb789”ace-queen.  Then a heads-up deal was made between “bencb789” and Holz.

Holz’s Amazing Summer

This is the fourth tournament since June 1, where the German pro has won at least $1 million.

Holz won also:

  • $300,000 buy-in Ara Super High Roller Bowl – $3,5 million
  • $111,111 buy-in WSOP One Drop High Roller – just under $5 million
  • $50,000 EPT Barcelona Super High Roller – $1,473,127

The 23-year old won four other prizes of at least $275,000. The summer is going well for Holz.