Regardless which poker player currently owns the tables, and probably has been doing so for the past several years, each year out attention is attracted by raising stars that are possibly the next big poker shots.
Ten years ago we had young Phil Ivey starting his career as the Tiger Woods in poker, just like there are many other pros who used to be rookies once. Analysing new names can be very inspiring as well as exciting, since you are looking at mostly young people that manage to reach final tables, play against legends, scoop massive awards and have fun along the way.
After a short research we have come up with three people that we believe are the new raising stars in pro poker. Find out who are these players, hold old are they and what are their main accomplishments so far.
Don’t let his looks deceive you, since this seemingly confused person is one of the top young poker players of 2015. Fedor Holz comes from Germany and he managed to make quite an impressive career for his 21 years.
In the past 12 months he’s been active both live and online, a practice that made him jump from no. 1,849 (August, 2014) to no. 38 (July, 2015) in the Global Poker Index rankings. The turning point of Holz career seems to be the EPT Barcelona side event where he scooped €2,000. He then went back home to play the WCOOP and expressed hopes of winning his first million before turning 22.
His rock solid performance made his wish come true and helped him win the tournaments as well as its $1.3 million main prize. Holz, naturally, didn’t stop there and went on playing at MPS events and reaching the final table at EPT main, €50,000 High Roller and €100,000 Super High Roller event.
Holz played at the WSOP for the first time this summer and managed to finish 25th. Aside from his brilliant career so far, Holz is mesmerising his fans by being socially active, sharing his experiences and remaining accessible to those who want to get in touch with him.
Spain has a new poker king and that’s Andrin Mateos, a Madrid born player who now resides in London. Adrian is the same age as the German Holz and he, as well, has some serious achievements in his short career.
Mateos has won the WSOP Europe Main Event when he was only 19 years old; hence, he became the second-youngest player to do so. His collection of accomplishments includes the first Spanish player to win an EPT Main Event, plus he is one of the youngest that managed to win the final at such event. Not surprisingly, Mateos is ranked on the top position on the GPI rankings of Spanish players.
It’s interesting that before 1st of July, 2015, he wasn’t even allowed to enter US casinos and yet he was one of the world’s most promising poker players. Mateos is known as being a very modest person that talks about dreams, adventures and things that every other person his age wants to try.
Currently, there is no reason for us to doubt that this charismatic Spanish player will continue to grow and become yet another poker legend. A study completed by OnlineCasinoBonuses.co shows that practice makes our playing skills perfect and hence if you want to follow the steps of Mateos you might want to start working on your game right now. This can be done online and for free at reputable gaming sites or at the mobile version of Fhats Casino.
The youngest on our list of three players that are most likely to become the new heroes at poker tables is Dzmitry Urbanovich and his 19 years. Born in Belarus and living in Poland, Urbanovich has many reasons to celebrate his decision to start playing poker.
Even though he was too young to cash in this year’s WSOP, the teenager had pretty amazing 12 months. Up till now he managed to win a side event at the PCA and then won €25,000 High Roller event on the EPT Malta. Urbanovich was hardly stoppable in the days to come when he scooped one 88th, one 2nd and three 1st places in just eight days. Naturally, those results lead him to the top of the Polish GPI as well as earned him the no. 1 spot on the GPI POY race.
Along the way, Urbanovich managed to make history by becoming the first player to win four tournaments at one EPT. In the EPT Grand Final he won the second place in the €100,000 Super High Roller when he was stopped by the experienced Erik Seidel. His excellent performance earned him place on the top 100 GPI, while previously in March, 2014, he was at unimpressive no. 11,962.
Do you have your favourite poker raising star? Who would you add to this list? Feel free to share your thoughts and suggestions in the comment area.