Fedor Holz, partner of partypoker, is no stranger to playing poker tournaments for vast amounts of money. Usually, when the words “High Roller” are muttered, Holz is contemplating paying $50,000 or more to battle with poker’s biggest stars.
This weekend, however, Holz entered the €2,200 High Roller at Grand Prix Austria and was joined at the Montesino tables by 41 other opponents who made eight re-entries between them. This created a €100,000 prize pool, of which €34,000 was set aside for the eventual champion.
The money bubble burst when Jens Lakemeier, a talented professional poker player, saw his ace-four lose to the dominating ace-queen of Dietrich Fast, a player with more than $3.5 million in winnings.
With Lakemeier gone in seventh-place, the surviving six players locked up at least €5,150 for their efforts, which is the sum Paul Hofer took away with him when his ran into the of Team partypoker’s Jan-Peter Jachtmann. Hofer caught an ace on the flop, but Jachtmann turned a king to improve to a set, which was enough to reduce the player count by one.
Fifth-place went to Christopher Frank, again at the hands of Jachtmann. Frank was all-in from the small blind holding and Jachtmann looked him up from the big blind with . By the river the board read to send Frank to the sidelines.
Romania’s Jozsef Liszkovic saw his tournament end in fourth place, a finish worth €10,500, before Fast crashed out at the hands of Holz. Holz was all-in on the river of the board and Fast went into the tank before emerging with a call. Fast showed for two pair, but Holz had flopped a flush with his .
Heads-up saw Holz take on Jachtmann in an intriguing battle. The chips passed back and forth and not many hands went to showdown. Eventually, during the 60,000/120,000 level, Holz moved all-in for more than three million chips with what turned out to be and Jachtmann called with . The flop fell to improve both players to a pair, with the turn gifting Jachtmann the advantage with two pair. The river was the , pairing the board and making Holz’s hand the best. Jachtmann fell in second place and Holz won yet another major live poker tournament.
Grand Prix Austria High Roller Results
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