Fedor Holz, Yuri Dzivielevski Win GGPoker Spring Festival Titles

Former #1 Fedor Holz and current #1 Yuri Dzivielevski each picked up a GGPoker Spring Festival win on Sunday. (PokerGo.com photos)

As the PocketFives #1 Number One contest continues to work its way through the opening round matchups, it was expected that Fedor Holz and Yuri Dzivielevski would be battling out. On Sunday, both took their turn in the spotlight after each took down a GGPoker Spring Festival event.Holz proved to be the biggest winner of the two on the day after shipping Event #37-H ($1,500 Sunday Marathon) for $124,456.71. Coming in one spot shy of the win made for a $93,329.06 score for ‘raking-even‘ while ‘Fantastik55‘ banked $69,986.93 for coming in third place.

Dzivielevski beat out 203 other entries in Event #42-H ($2,100 Sunday Heater [Bounty Turbo]) to win $72,235.16. For the third time in the opening week of the Festival, ‘VaPaCooler‘ made the podium but was unable to make his way to the top spot. This time they finished in second place for $45,241.30. Third place went to Dietrich Fast for $36,820.41.

While those two were the highest profile winners on Sunday, David ‘INSERTC0IN’ Smolka took home the biggest payday. Smolka outlasted 356 other entries in Event #38-H ($5,250 Bounty Hunters Main Event) for $293,548.55. Andriy Derzhypilskyi came in second place and was left to console himself with $158,800.25. Preben Stokkan just missed out on a six-figure score after coming in third for $89,887.68.

DDimancescu‘ topped the 1,183-entry field in Event #39-H ($1,050 GGMasters High Rollers) to win the title and $161,066.17. Joshua McCully also earned a six-figure score, taking home $120,781.75 after finishing second while ‘pawwowbam‘ came in third place for $90,573.51.

Farid Jattin and Graf Tekkel chopped up Event #34-H ($1,050 High Rollers Main Event [2-Day Event]). Jattin pocketed $79,771.42 and the title while Tekkel skated away with $75,582.92 as the runner-up. Third place finisher ‘PuppyGambler‘ wound up with $49,924.16.

Event #34-H ($1,050 High Rollers Main Event [2-Day Event])
Entries: 488
Prize pool: $488,000

  1. Farid Jattin – $79,771.42*
  2. Graf Tekkel – $75,582.92*
  3. PuppyGambler – $49,924.16
    *Heads-up Deal

Event #37-H ($1,500 Sunday Marathon)
Entries: 466
Prize pool: $664,050

  1. Fedor Holz – $124,456.71
  2. raking-even – $93,329.06
  3. Fantastik55 – $69,986.93

Event #38-H ($5,250 Bounty Hunters Main Event)
Entries: 357
Prize pool: $1,785,000

  1. INSERTC0IN – $293,548.55
  2. A Derzhypilskyi – $158,800.25
  3. Preben Stokkan – $89,887.68

Event #39-H ($1,050 GGMasters High Rollers)
Entries: 1,183
Prize pool: $1,183,000

  1. DDimancescu – $161,066.17
  2. Joshua McCully – $120,781.75
  3. pawwowbam – $90,573.51

Event #42-H ($2,100 Sunday Heater [Bounty Turbo])
Entries: 204
Prize pool: $408,000

  1. Y Dzivielevski – $72,235.16
  2. VaPaCooler – $45,241.30
  3. Dietrich Fast – $36,820.41