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Fedor is among the youngest professional poker players gaining quite a lot of attention today. Known for his love for high stakes, he has won his first-ever WSOP bracelet in 2016 by playing High Roller for One Drop. He bagged $4.9+ Million from that tournament alone!
He is a brilliant poker player, even when he was still young. He never had much trouble learning new skills and absorbing new knowledge. In fact, he was born with a really intellectual mind. The kind you’d never think of as one who’ll focus on poker, per se.
His love for poker isn’t innate, though. He only knew about the game when he met a few other youngsters while he was studying at a university. Later on, he decided to get serious about poker and leave academics behind for good.
To this day, his decision proved to be the greatest one he ever made, knowing how much he has already earned at a very young age.
|Full Name: Fedor Holz
|DOB: July 25, 1993
|Birthplace: Saarbrücken, Germany
|Profession: Professional poker player, investor, entrepreneur, GGPoker ambassador
|WSOP Bracelets: 2
|Net Worth and Career Earnings: $35+ Million
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Fedor Holz Bio
Fedor Holz, by the nickname CrownUpGuy, was born in Germany. He was raised by his mom together with his two sisters. Back then, Holz said life was tough and he wanted to get a degree to secure his future. True to his words, he attended a university.
As someone who was gifted with intellect, he didn’t have much problem studying, except that he didn’t find any strong motivation to continue his academic journey. Later, he met some friends who introduced him to poker and he saw how well they were doing – financially.
He was inspired to play poker with the motivation to earn big. He started joining house games and small-time card games but he wasn’t equipped with the right skills nor enough knowledge. So, he didn’t really succeed on the first few tries.
But, that didn’t stop him. Instead, he studied about the game more in order to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge. Now look where that brought him.
When he turned 18, he wanted to play poker seriously, ditching his degree at the university. He began his journey with online poker tables, which best suited his style and preference.
He was fond of playing multi-table tournaments, and later became an icon for online MTTs. He has had huge winnings since then and he was even recognized as one of the best MTT players by Pocketfives.com.
In 2012, he joined live cash tournaments for the first time. He got 2nd place during the €500 No-limit Hold’em Deepstacks main event and took home €15,000!
Two years later, he became the champion of the WSOP and he gained an awesome $1.3+ Million prize for that. He then became a high stakes roller along with other young stars like Justin Bonomo, Tom Dwan, Doug Polk and so forth.
While his career was at its peak and everyone was rooting for him, CrownUpGuy shocked the industry with his announcement about early retirement. In 2016, he said he wanted to do other things. While there are many who felt saddened by this, a lot of other pros think he couldn’t turn his back that easily, and they were right.
After a while, Holz began playing and joining tournaments again. Up to this day, he is still an active player.
Before he even announced the retirement, he was already starting his first ever project called Primed Minds. This is a mobile application that aims to help strengthen the mind to enable you to achieve your full potential. Actually, it is mainly for poker players to keep them focused and into the game.
Until today, this is still available for download in Playstore and App Store. It’s a mind-conditioning app which involves coaching and meditation. There’s also a free trial if you want to test the waters.
Just this year, Fedor’s team launched a new project called Pokercode. It’s also aimed towards poker players who want to learn and play the game efficiently and effectively. It contains training and coaching to help you become an even better player.
Despite being in the limelight since 18 years old, the ‘Prince of the High Rollers’ has kept his personal life private. But, we know for sure that he isn’t married yet.
He is very determined to stay on top of his game, and that’s probably why there isn’t any news about relationships or romance. After all, he’s at the peak of his professional career.
Fedor Holz Net Worth
In 2021, Holz has an estimated net worth of around $35+ Million. That’s from both his poker earnings and other business ventures and projects.
Over the span of 10 years, here are his top 3 cashes:
- 2nd place 2018 WSOP $1M No-limit Hold’em Big One for One Drop – $6,000,000
- 1st place 2016 WSOP $111,111 No-limit Hold’em for One Drop – $4,981,775
- 2nd place 2016 Super High Roller Bowl – $3,500,000
- 1st place 2016 2016 WPT National $200,000 No-Limit Hold’em – $3,463,500
- 2nd place 2017 Triton Super High Roller Series – $2,131,740
Wow, in 2016 year alone he’s made over 10 Million US dollars! No wonder why he’s been called the ‘Prince of the High Rollers’.
So, do you have any other interesting facts about Fedor? Share your thoughts in the comments section!