A very long time coming
We’ve got another heads-up challenge on our arms. On Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz confirmed that he and Wiktor “Limitless” Malinowski will square off against each other tuesday. Few details have been made public except that the stakes will be $100/$200 (or Euro?) and apparently Malinowski will be imbibing.
The origins of the challenge go back to August 2020, when Run It Once hosted several poker that is top in a number of €50/€100 heads-up fits called the “Legends Showdown.” Though retired from expert poker for quite a while, Holz participated, rendering it towards the semifinals. Malinowski ended up being designed to take part, but backed away.
In an interview on Joey Ingram’s “Poker lifestyle Podcast” soon after the Legends Showdown, Malinowski chatted trash concerning the champion, Kevin “KRab42” Rabichow, and, for reasons uknown, released a challenge to Holz.
“I am able to provide additionally playing drunk,” Malinowski included. “I’m able to take in a bottle that is full of and I can play Fedor heads up any stakes he wants…I’m not gonna back off. If he wants to accept, no problem.”
A few weeks later, Holz $25,000 buy-in Heads-up No-Limit Hold’em event of the 2020 WSOP Online, prompting Malinowski to take to Twitter to challenge him yet again. He offered to go two tables of $200/$400 or $500/$1,000, even offering to pay Holz $1,000 per hour or 3bb/100. Oh, and he again said he would play drunk.
That escalated quickly
Fast forward to week that is last whenever Holz finally reacted, confirming that he’s up for the task via a fast Twitter video clip. Malinowski responded via their own video clip, saying he’d be prepared to play against Holz’s most useful two pupils during the time that is same warning, “Be careful what you wish for, man.”
Over the weekend, GGPoker got the hype train rolling, announcing, “The Prince of Poker vs The Notorious End Boss” will begin on March 5 and will be streamed on GGPoker.TV.
Holz himself added that viewers will be able to see the players’ cards and both he and Malinowski will be in a Zoom call for some table chat during the game.
Aside No additional information has been provided as to the game (I would assume No-Limit Hold’em, but Pot-Limit Omaha is always a possibility with nosebleed stakes players) or the number of hands they will go to from the $100/$200 stakes. Holz did state that neither player is recognizing one other any blinds that are big anything like that, but Malinowski will be drinking.
Most seem to think that Malinowski has a advantage that is massive as he’s frequently crushed high stakes money games online. Though Holz is a player that is tremendous his forte is tournaments; he has won more than $18 million in live and online tourneys combined. Plus, he has not played full time in nearly five years.(* though he still plays,)