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Fedor Holz Captures Second WSOP Bracelet in Event #79: $25,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em ($1,077,025)
On the final Sunday night of the 2020 WSOP Online, Fedor Holz wrote another chapter in a career for the ages and extended his poker legacy further by capturing his second WSOP bracelet in Event #79: $25,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em [People's Choice Event, Most Popular].
The GGPoker ambassador defeated Brunno Botteon in the finals after dispatching Sergi Reixach a round earlier. Holz received $1,077,025 for his victory with some of that distributed right back into the community through GGPoker's staking feature. With the win, Holz closes in on the No. 7 spot on the Hendon Mob all-time money list currently held by David Peters, who won his second bracelet in the $10,000 edition of this event.
The PokerCode founder blazed through both of his matches, needing about 45 minutes to work himself past Reixach while taking only 15 to crush Botteon in a lopsided final. The German follows up on his 2016 win in the $111,111 NLHE High Roller for One Drop to add another highlight to an endless list of accolades.
Botteon received $622,300 for finishing runner-up, while Reixach and Oktay Kahyaoglu scored $311,150 each for reaching the semifinals. Check out below how Holz celebrated his final hand.
Crazy emotions right now. Shipped my second bracelet and a million bucks (also for 130 lucky staker)! ## https://t.co/mDvnq4J7Io— Fedor Holz (@CrownUpGuy)
WSOP Online Event #79: $25,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Final Results
|5||Jason McConnon||United Kingdom||$194,469|
|6||Justin Bonomo||United States||$194,469|
|8||Aaron Van Blarcum||United States||$194,469|
Holz Dispatches Reixach
After taking a five-day hiatus, four players returned from a field that originally sported 127 entries. Needing five wins to make it to the semis, Holz worked his way through a stacked line-up of Luc Greenwood, Anton Morgenstern, Robert Flink, George Wolff, and an epic quarterfinal showdown against Justin Bonomo who denied him a $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop victory back in 2018.
Taking on Reixach in the bottom part of the bracket, Holz found himself behind quickly after some smaller pots to see Reixach close to getting a 2-to-1 lead. In the second level, Holz picked up a sizable pot after a river shove that wasn't called to match the stacks. He then flopped a set of fives against Reixach's aces, but a four-flush board shut down river action.
Still, Holz held the lead after that and never relinquished it. In the final hand between the two, Reixach held ace-jack and flopped an ace, but Holz turned a flush with his two clubs to gain a mortal lock on the hand. Holz shoved all in on the river and Reixach called it off to see his chances at a WSOP bracelet evaporate.
Lightning-Fast Final vs. Botteon
In the top half of the bracket, Botteon awaited after he eliminated Kahyaolgu in a grindy affair. While Holz could take his time to prepare, Botteon needed the better part of 90 minutes to advance past his Turkish adversary.
The final proved lopsided with Holz opening up a 3-to-1 lead right away in the first level. Botteon couldn't answer Holz's river check-raise all in and was left with half his stack.
Shortly after, those remaining chips flew in on an eight-five-four flop. Holding pocket tens, Botteon's overpair was crushed by Holz's fives, who had flopped another set with them. The nine on the turn and four on the river sealed the deal for Holz to add another highlight to a storied career.
Brunno Botteon raised to 1,500 and Fedor Holz called. The flop came down and Holz checked. Botteon bet 2,011, Holz check-raised to 8,100, Botteon three-bet to 19,680, Holz four-bet shoved all in and Botteon called for 25,865 more.
For the second time tonight, Holz had flopped a set of fives and found himself in a commanding spot to claim his second bracelet. The on the turn brought Holz one card off victory, with only one of the remaining tens being able to spoil the party.
The river was the and with that, Botteon was eliminated in second place for $622,300. It's the second runner-up finish this series for Botteon, who finished in a similar spot in Event #67: $500 Limit Hold'em.
It's also his second cash in the $25K events of the series after finishing sixth for $388,837 in Event #70: $25,000 POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP. He eclipsed that score tonight to move his winnings for the series over the seven-figure mark.
Meanwhile, Fedor Holz and the PokerCode team can celebrate another huge victory! A full recap of the day is to follow.
Brunno Botteon raised to 1,250, Fedor Holz three-bet to 4,875, Botteon four-bet to 11,900 and Holz called.
Holz checked the flop and folded to a 5,236 bet from Botteon.
After twelve small hands back and forth, Fedor Holz took a major step towards bracelet #2 in hand #13. It was Brunno Botteon who opened to 1,250. Holz three-bet to 4,875 and Botteon called.
The flop was and Holz bet 6,750, called by Botteon. The fell on the turn and Holz check-called 14,300 from the Brazilian.
The on the river paired the board and Holz checked. Botteon took his time before betting 32,850. Holz responded with a check-raise all in to 67,175 and Botteon quickly let it go.
The final is starting right away with each player receiving a fresh 100,000 stack again. Blinds will be reset to level 1 at 250/500.
Before the final hand, the past six hands all went to Brunno Botteon who extended his lead to 140,000 against 60,000 winning nothing but small pots. Suddenly, in the next hand, it was all over.
In the final hand, Oktay Kahyaoglu raised to 5,000 and Botteon called. The flop was and Botteon checked. Botteon checked, Kahyaoglu bet 3,300, Botteon check-raised to 11,250 and Kahyaoglu called.
The turn was the and Botteon bet 10,075 which the Turk called.
On the river, Botteon shoved all in and Kahyaoglu quickly called for his remaining 32,494. Botteon had for two pair and Kahyaoglu held for a lesser two pair to be eliminated in the semis.
Another twenty hands went back and forth with not much action between the players. Botteon maintains a small lead.