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PokerGuru 3-Bet: Fedor Holz to Feature in Poker Masters Documentary, WSOPE Increases Main Event Guarantee & Florida Poker Rooms Close Due to Hurricane Irma
September 11, 2017, 18:14:36
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News both good and bad make up our latest edition of PokerGuru 3-Bet. Starting off with the good news we have reports of a new documentary ‘In the Life of a Champion’ that will be shown across six days of the event super high roller series Poker Masters at Aria, Las Vegas featuring German poker superstar Fedor Holz.

Moving on is another positive report from a recent announcement by King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik that will see the WSOPE Main Event guarantee increasing from €4m to €5m. Now for the bad news, Hurricane Irma has forced the closure of many Florida-based poker rooms resulting in cancellation of tournaments.


Six-Part Documentary Series on Fedor Holz at Poker Masters

The six-day super high roller series Poker Masters at Aria, Las Vegas, will have an added attraction this time. Poker fans will get an opportunity to know more about arguably the most successful high roller in poker - German prodigy Fedor Holz.

Fedor Holz

                                                Fedor Holz

A six-part series documenting Holz’s run in five Poker Masters events will be shown across all six days of the event.

The mini-doc, titled ‘In the Life of a Champion’, airs on September 13 will run till September 20. The series of 15-20-minute episodes will highlight Holz’s preparation, interviews and behind the scenes footage.

Fans can catch this free series on the Primed by Fedor Holz YouTube channel to catch glimpses of how he lives, what he eats, where he works out, and even what he does after busting a $50,000 poker tournament.

Holz said “I’m excited about giving people an insight into a week packed with super high roller action, but more importantly my personal life and routine around it. I’m really looking forward to this intense week in Vegas!”

Holz has already won $23.3 million in cashes at the young age of 24 and tweeted about a free give away too -


WSOP Europe Main Event Guarantee Bumped Up to €5 Million

There’s more reason for poker players to make a beeline at King’s Casino after its owner Leon Tsoukernik came out with some good news for prospective players. How much is this good news worth? Well an additional €1,000,000.

Tsoukernik has recently confirmed his decision to increase the guarantee of the €10,350 buy-in World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) Main Event slated to run between November 4-10 to €5m (€4m previously), meaning the winner is guaranteed to earn at least a seven-figure sum, outside of any potential final table deal making.

The 2017 World Series of Poker Europe commences on October 19 and features 11 WSOP bracelet events to be hosted in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. The series will conclude on November 10 after the Main Event winner is crowned.

Only four players have won a seven-figure score at the WSOPE Main Event till now namely Annette Obrestad (2007), Elio Fox (2011), Phil Hellmuth (2012), and Adrian Mateos (2013).

Tsoukernik had this to say on the announcement, “We are encouraged by the number of early bookings for the WSOPE, so much so that we have raised the total guarantee of the Main Event to €5,000,000 and now guarantee €1,000,000 to the winner. My advice is to book now and secure your spot.”

This is likely to result in the largest-ever prize pool created for a WSOP Main Event outside of Las Vegas.

Tsoukernik said the decision to increase the guarantee came about after a raft of early sign ups prompted his boldness.

"Last year alone, we brought over 250,000 poker players to Rozvadov. Although this is already a great result for a town of 500, I believe we will be able to double that number as soon as our plans for expansion are completed and people will get the opportunity to come here for a proper poker holiday." he added.


Hurricane Irma Forces Florida Poker Rooms to Stop Operations

Florida peninsula had been put on high alert as the category 5 Hurricane Irma, which is the highest possible on the hurricane scale, with winds reported at 185 mph approached it. It was called one of “the most intense storms on record” and is tied for the second strongest storm ever in the Atlantic Basin.

Irma has already ripped through the Caribbean and was expected to pass near or just north of Puerto Rico. It is still unclear whether or not it will touch the US mainland, forecasts show it could turn toward Florida over the weekend, and authorities have urged residents to evacuate.

Poker rooms across the state, especially in South Florida, have closed down until the natural calamity passes.

The final stretch of a WPTDeepStacks stop at the Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee near Fort Myers was canceled “in the interest of public safety,” according to a statement from the World Poker Tour’s website. The festival was scheduled to run until September 10 but the entire poker room was closed for the weekend and its regularly scheduled Monday tournament was cancelled as well.

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