The A$10,600 Main Event which marks a culminating point at Aussie Millions poker festival is well on its way and with its promises for generous payouts, nobody seems to be able to resist participating in it. After all the starting flights have been over one of the most successful names in the poker industry entered the race on Day 2 and that was Fedor Holz. The 21-year-old pro from Germany did not hesitate to show his best performance as he has to outplay other well-known names to the likings of Ari Engel and Ami Barer.
Holz has been one of the most recognizable names in the poker industry for the last several years, as he is a young poker prodigy with an impressive experience to his name. With his total live earnings amounting to $26,701,371 he seems to be unstoppable on his way to winning every poker tournament he participates in. It could be recalled that back in 2017 he demonstrated poker skills which left the rest of the players astonished after he entered the $100K Challenge and reserved the third position on the leader board. This brought him a sweet payday amounting to some A$352,800 (US$266,445).
He also decided to play at the Main Event and reached the fifth place, outplaying a large field of poker players for A$335,000 (US$253,002). This year he managed to double the amount of his chips shortly after he entered the Day 2 race for the big cashes. Less than an hour was needed for Holz to triple his chip stack and this only came to prove his level of proficiency on the felt.
At the end of the second day, there were as many as 160 players remaining on their seats and continuing ahead. Among them were the two former Aussie Millions champions Engel and Barer which proved their skills as well.
Big Names in the Competition for the Throne
Continuing ahead towards Day 3 Engel is going to bring with him 334,000 in chips, while Barer has some 202,400 to his name. In the meantime, Holz, who has spent a significantly shorter amount of time in this year’s Main Event structure has 71,000 in his bag.
It should be noted that he became part of the late registration wave which entered the run on Day 2 and this brought the record number of players to even higher number, as the total count reached 800 runners. The high level of interest towards the poker event resulted in an even higher total prize pool reaching exactly A$8 million.
At the beginning of Day 3, the player which will welcome the rest of the participants as the chip leader is going to be Najeem Ajez, who right now has in his bag 522,100 in chips. Among the other players who showed impressive poker performance on the tables were Sam Grafton, who played with great confidence and collected a chip stack amounting to 419,000. After he managed to eliminate two poker rivals he used some psychological tactics on the rest of the players and claimed that he will be the winner in this year’s edition of the Main Event. Day 3 promises riveting poker action on the felt.