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Alfred Holzer Claims Throne at the partypoker Grand Prix Germany Main Event

The King’s Casino located in Rozvadov, Czech Republic welcomed its new champion at the end of the Final Table of partypoker Grand Prix Germany Main Event which has been in progress for the last several days. With its many starting flights this poker event made it possible for many players to make their way in and the most skillful among them turned out to be Alfred Holzer from Austria who managed to climb all the way to the top.

The interest towards this poker tournament was impressive as more and more players were making their way to the Main Event. According to the calculation after the last Day1f, there was a total of 3,706 poker players to the field and this is how the prizes for the top positions on the leader board skyrocketed. The originally announced guaranteed prize pool at the event amounted to some €500,000 which is an already substantial amount of cash.

However, due to the thousands of entries and 885 players that opted for a re-entry in the game, the overall prize pool which was paid reached some €872,290. This guaranteed the fair prizes for the best players among all participants since the top position on the leader board had the chance to take a fair share of the prizes pie. As many as 463 players made it to the money at the last day of poker action.

The lowest amount of money they were paid out was as much as €500 and the first player to lay their hands on a money payout was poker player from Israel with the nickname Dadi11.

Holzer’s Poker Career up to This Point

It could be recalled that Holzer managed to reach the 8th spot during the Re-Draw Final Day of poker action and back then he succeeded in generating some 26,250,000 in chips. He managed to become one of the 19 players who made it back then and this reserved him a spot on the last day of the Main Event.

Having entered the field on Day 1e, he made it all the way to the top and outplayed all of his rivals for the throne. His win in this tournament resulted in some €150,000 which were added to his overall live poker winnings. Holzer’s live performances commenced back in 2015 when he won his first cash prize at the 6 Jahre CCC Kufstein which took place in Austria.

This is when he participated at the €89 No-Limit Hold’em tournament and finished 9th for €360. His largest winning before the partypoker Grand Prix Germany came in 2017 after his game at the same casino venue. He played at the Monsterstack Madness in Rozvadov and claimed the 13th place at the €165 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack Madness Main Event. This feat was rewarded with €1,320 for his deep run.

As for the runner-up position at this week’s final table was taken by local player Tomas Švec who claimed some €100,000 for his deep run in the tournament, whereas the third place was reserved for Stefan Johann Haberl from Germany who managed to receive as much as €65,000 from the Main Event.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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