Fedor Holz To Play $1M Big One For One Drop

When a self-confessed semi-retired pro tweets that they are planning to play a $1million buy-in tournament, the rest of the high roller poker pros are usually licking their lips in anticipation… but when that man is Fedor CrownUpGuy Holz it’s a completely different reaction!

By: Andrew Burnett

 

 

Holz’s entry comes on the back of Phil Ivey’s announcement last month that he would be playing the Big One also, and with Patrik Antonius, Tom Dwan and Gus Hansen all in town it could be the most incredible field ever seen at the World Series of Poker

The confirmed entries so far includes Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari and Jason Koon from among the notable poker pros, with hedge-fund guru Bill Perkins, Talal Shakerchi and Kings Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik among the wealthy amateurs ponying up the $1million entry fee.

A 48-player limit has been set for the event, which was won last time out by Daniel Colman, taking down the $15,306,668 first prize, the previous Vegas edition in 2012 seeing Antonio Esfandiari scooping $18,346,673 for the win.

 

 

Elton Tsang walked off with $11,111,111 when he took down the 28-player Monaco Big One For One Drop – ostensibly an amateur-only event, experienced pro Tsang’s participation causing a bit of an outcry at the time.

Poker fans are already relishing the battle ahead, although it won’t (or is unlikely to be!) a two-horse race between the men boasting the biggest heaters in recent memory – Holz and Justin Bonomo

 

 

There is still a chance for someone without $1million to their name to win a spot in the exclusive field, satellites ‘from as little as $10,300’ running this weekend coming…

 

 

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