Fedor Holz Wins 2024 Triton Poker Jeju Kickoff Event

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The inaugural event of the 2024 Triton Poker Jeju festival in South Korea drew a remarkable 269 entries at $15,000 each, amassing a total prize pool of $4,035,000. Ultimately, it was Fedor Holz, a 30-year-old professional poker player from Germany, who emerged victorious, clinching the title along with the top prize of $786,000.

This win marked Holz’s 19th recorded title out of 119 in-the-money finishes, propelling his career tournament earnings to over $42.8 million, ranking him 11th on the all-time poker money list and making him the highest-earning German player in the game’s history. He is among an elite group of only 15 players to surpass $40 million in career cashes.

The event at Landing Casino Jeju saw a significant turnout, with the top 47 finishers securing cash prizes. Notable players like Aleksejs Ponakovs, Stephen Chidwick, and Isaac Haxton fell short of the final table. Seth Gottlieb led the final table, while Fedor Holz started in fourth chip position among the remaining nine contenders.

As the final table progressed, Fedor Holz eliminated opponents such as Ken Tong and Dominykas Mikolaitis, securing crucial double-ups along the way. Eventually, he faced off against Gottlieb in heads-up play. Despite an initial lead by Gottlieb, Fedor Holz managed to stage a comeback, ultimately clinching victory with a pair of jacks against Gottlieb’s hand. Gottlieb settled for second place, earning $500,000.

Event #1: $15,000 NLH 8-Handed Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Fedor Holz Germany $786,000
2 Seth Gottlieb United States $500,000
3 Dimitar Danchev Bulgaria $375,000
4 Nick Petrangelo United States $303,000
5 Dominykas Mikolaitis Lithuania $240,000