Fedor Holz will be returning as the second biggest chip stack. The German high-stakes specialist is the field’s only remaining player to final table this event consecutively, coming in sixth place in the 2016 Aussie Millions $100,000 Championship for AUD$281,260 ($196,901).
Widely regarded as one of the best online and live tournament players in recent history, Holz first exploded onto the scene after taking down the 2014 World Championship of Online Poker Main Event on Pokerstars for $1.3 million under the handle “CrownUpGuy”.
However, his more recent results have eclipsed even this impressive feat with Holz taking down the 2016 $111,111 High Roller for One Drop for a cool $4.98 million to win his first WSOP bracelet. He followed this up by winning the 2016 EPT Barcelona Super High Roller six weeks later for €1.3 million ($1.47 million) and went on to final table the $100k Aria Super High Roller 12 in October, finishing in fourth for $299,880.
Germany’s most successful tournament player won a staggering $16.4 million during 2016, bringing his total live tournament career earnings to over $20.3 million. On top of making the final table in the $100,000 Challenge, Holz has guaranteed himself a spot on the 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event final table as well where he'll battle for AUD$1.6 million tomorrow.