2014 PokerPlayer awards: Online players of the year

The 2014 online player of the year has made a resolution to leave his house 365 days of the year in 2015. That could be costly…

3: Fedor ‘CrownUpGuy’ Holz
The biggest tournament cash of the online year was claimed by 21-year-old German pro Fedor ‘CrownUpGuy’ Holz, when he won the $5,200 WCOOP Main Event. Holz was the only player from a star-studded final table (including Viktor Blom and Faraz Jaka) to walk away with a seven-figure sum, that totalled $1.3m after a six-way deal was struck. It was no fluke victory – Holz has won close to $2.7m in his short career and is currently third in the PocketFives rankings.

2: Daniel ‘jungleman12’ Cates
There haven’t been as many high stakes cash games online in 2014, but the usual suspects are still at the top of the ‘Winners’ and ‘Losers’ lists. Gus Hansen lost an incredible $5.4m over 195,412 hands, along with his sponsorship deal from Full Tilt, which could signal the end of the Great Dane’s nosebleed play. Jungleman was the year’s biggest winner with $2.8m from 90,011 hands, bringing his total haul online to over the $10m mark.

1: Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard
It’s been a phenomenal year for former PokerPlayer strategy writer Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard. He’s cashed for well over $1m, including an $84k second place in the Sunday Warm-Up in February and a $110k score in the $8m guaranteed Sunday Million in March.

He followed these up with two wins in the PokerStars Bigger $162 ($50k and 44k), $46k in the Bigger $109 and most recently $41k in the Bigger $55 in November. Leonard was rewarded with the world number one spot in the PocketFives rankings in August and he reclaimed his crown in November.

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