Philip Hollederer wins the Main Event of the World Poker Tour Prime Amsterdam


Philip Hollederer – Photo credit: WPT First

Philip Hollederer overtook the field in the WPT First Amsterdam Main Event on March 31 at Holland Casino in the Netherlands. He won the grand prize of $186,178 in prize money along with the WPT First trophy. He also received a prize package to play in the season finale WPT World Championship at the Wynn Las Vegas in December. The German player now holds $225,892 in career earnings, and this was his first tournament win.

The €1,100 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament had a prize pool of $895,882 thanks to three initial flights that attracted a total of 1,000 entrants. The top 125 players all cashed for at least $1,925 in prize money. All of those 125 players returned for day two of the tournament, and from there the field played to the last 10 in a long day of play that lasted nearly 14 hours.

Hollederer was the chip leader going into the final day with 6,375,000, and he increased his lead to 7.4 million as the final table began. Floris Ten Cate then began trading the chip lead with Hollederer over the first 100 hands of play. Cate busted Stephan Van Den Berg in sixth place to push his stack into eight-figure territory, but Hollederer kept pace by busting Carlos Da Costa Dias in fifth place.

The marathon final table didn’t see the final set heads-up until the 191st hand of play, and ironically it was Cate who went out in third place after a reversal of fortune ended her tournament. Eli Fisz busted him to push his stack to 9,925,000, but he was far behind Hollederer’s 20,025,000.

Fisz took a momentary lead during the final game, but Hollederer quickly regained control before the final hand occurred on the 222nd hand of the final table. The chips went all in with the board reading QDiamond dress8Heart dress6Diamond dress4Club dressFisz was all in with AHeart dress8Club dress for the lead on the turn, and Hollederer covered it with 9Heart dress4Heart dress. The river delivered on the 3rdHeart dress to give Hollederer the flush and the tournament win. Fisz was awarded $116,611 as the runner-up, and the Dutchman’s career earnings are now over $400,000.

Some other notables who cashed in the event included Fatih Aydin (15th), Sebastiaan De Jonge (22nd), James Thody (31st), Albert Hoekendijk (52nd), Noah Boeken (67th), Tobias Peters (89th), Vincent Gabel (94th), e WPT Champions Club member Frank Stepuchin (115th).

Here is a look at the winnings awarded at the final table:

Place Player U.S. dollar Earnings POY extension Points
1 Philip Holederer $186,178 960
2 Eli Fiz $116,611 800
3 Floris Dieci Cate $86,065 640
4 Joey Sint $64,229
5 Carlo Da Costa Dias $48,440 480
6 Stephen Van Den Berg $36,931 320
7 William Robroek $28,467 240
8 Clyde Tjauw Foe $22,188 160
9 Vache Zakaryan $17,490 80

The next WPT First The event will take place in India from 13 to 17 April for a main event with a buy-in of €1,100 hosted by the Deltin Royale Casino in Goa. The full tournament series will run from April 12-18, and you can find the series schedule right here.

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