German Koray Aldemir crowned 2021 World Series Of Poker® Main Event® champion after historic final table showdown
Aldemir entered the professional poker scene in 2012 and, until today $ 10,000 The No-Limit Hold’em Main Event victory, had amassed more than $ 12,000,000 in total earnings. A regular on the tournament circuit, Aldemir has never won the title of world champion – until today.
“It was great. It’s the biggest final table in the world, so it’s a dream come true. Probably every poker player thinks about that moment when they look at this, thinking ‘maybe I could be. there one day ‘”, explained Aldemir on his 2021 Main Event victory.
TO 2:00 p.m. PST Wednesday, on November 17, the last three players, Koray Aldemir, Jack Olivier and George holmes, took the felt to fight for their chance at the title of world champion. Oliver broke out first, leaving Holmes and Aldemir to face off in the evening. After just over six and a half hours of hand trading, energy erupted throughout the Amazon room as the intense showdown culminated with Aldemir winning the 2021 World Series of Poker World Championship title on the hand. 223. The final hand started with Aldemir calling Holmes’ 6,000,000, and ended with Holmes all-in for 133,000,000 and Aldemir winning with two pair of tens and sevens.
“This year’s Main Event has exceeded expectations on all levels,” said Senior Vice President of the World Series of Poker, Ty stewart. “To see five countries represented at the 2021 final table was incredible, and after a classic battle we can’t wait to hoist Koray’s banner this summer at Bally’s on the Strip.”
The 53e The annual World Series of Poker tournament will be held for the first time in the heart of the famous Las Vegas Strip inside Caesars Entertainment’s Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, May 31st – July 19, 2022. After 17 successful years at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, the WSOP continues its tradition as the world’s largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in a brand new location.
The full schedule for the 2022 WSOP, including a booking link for participants’ discounted hotel rates, is expected to be released in January. Players should follow @WSOP on Twitter or IG or check WSOP.COM for event news and updates.
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