Fedor Holz, the hottest tournament player in poker the last few years recently retired from full-time grinding to focus on other personal projects. But last week on Twitter, Holz announced that he was partnering with partypoker and that he's exited about "their plans for the future of poker."
Welcome to the Party, Fedor! Yes, the word on the street is legit. Fedor Holz will be a special partner with partypoker. Holz apparently retired last year after absolutely obliterating both online and live poker tables. When you rack up $23 million in a couple of years, it's easy to walk away and take the money and run.
It's easy to say that 2016 was the Year of Fedor Holz. The year before, Holz absolutely crushed the online tables in 2015. But 2016 was the year Holz morphed into a monster when he dominated the high roller scene. In only a few years, Holz rose to the top of the All-Time Germany Money List with $23 million in live tournaments.
Holz won so much money that he decided to step away from the game full time to realize other noble pursuits. Can you blame him? It reminds me of my childhood playing different video games. As soon as you beat a game, it's no longer challenging and fun. Well, Holz and small crew of Germans figured out how to consistently win at the tables. It didn't take Holz very long to realize that walking away on top with a flush bankroll was much smarter than burning out and going busto.
- Earlier this year, Holz shared some of his favorite and most influential books. Also, Holz became the CEO of a start up called Primed Mind, which offered a mindset coaching app.
According to a recent tweet, Primed Mind offers up tips like "Live your mind and body the break they deserve, get totally relaxed and calm with the "Chill Out" session, part of our "Daily Habits" Primer."
Most recently, Holz broke some big news on his Twitter feed @CrownUpGuy...
From this month on I'll partner with @partypoker. I'm excited about their plans for the future of poker and I'm happy to be part of it.— Fedor Holz (@CrownUpGuy) September 1, 2017
In addition to Ambassador Mike Sexton, Holz will join a stable of notable pros that includes Johnny Lodden, Dzmitry Urbanovich, and Sam Trickett. Former German tennis star Boris Becker is also among the sponsored players on partypoker. I wonder if Holz is going to give any tips to his fellow countryman? Perhaps Becker can whip Holz into a better tennis player, and vice versa?