Name: Fedor Holz
partypoker screen name: Fedor_Holz
One of the most feared players in the game, Fedor Holz possesses a record that any Hall-of-Famer would be proud of. Still only 24, the skilled German already has $27 million in live tournament cashes to his name, with the desire and talent to amass a whole lot more!
Winning the High Roller for One Drop at the 2016 WSOP, for just under $5 million, is a far cry from being the consistent loser at his friends $0.01/$0.02 home game. Being the sucker amongst his buddies has clearly strengthened Fedor's resolve, and those who have shared a table with the baby-faced German have felt his wrath ever since as he has surged to 5th on the all-time money list.
Fedor's approach to poker might seem novel to the old school pros. Employing techniques such as mental visualisation, and paying particular attention to mental well-being, Holz represents a tectonic shift in the modern approach towards poker.
Along with his personal mind coach, Elliot Roe, Holz has developed the app "Primed Mind". The app harnesses many of the mind optimising techniques Fedor uses to prepare for the felt, and applies them not only to poker, but also for everyday life. Clearly, preparations for the forward-thinking Holz start well before he reaches the table!
Having amassed millions in cashes live and online, a WSOP bracelet and the respect of every pro on the circuit, Fedor must feel invincible on the poker table. It's just a shame for those listening to his rousing karaoke rendition of "Teenage Dirtbag" at the 2017 partypoker Caribbean Poker Party that his invincibility has not spread to the musical stage!