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Koray Aldemir Wins 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event for $8000000 – PokerNews.com

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November 17, 2021Jon Sofen

Koray Aldemir, 31, took the reigns from defending champ Damian Salas Wednesday night as he became the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event champion, topping a 6,550-player field to win $8 million and the coveted gold bracelet.

On the 223rd hand of the final table, which began Tuesday, Aldemir finished off his unrelenting heads-up opponent — George Holmes — and now sits atop the poker mountain until July 2022.

Aldemir’s …….

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November 17, 2021Jon Sofen

Koray Aldemir, 31, took the reigns from defending champ Damian Salas Wednesday night as he became the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event champion, topping a 6,550-player field to win $8 million and the coveted gold bracelet.

On the 223rd hand of the final table, which began Tuesday, Aldemir finished off his unrelenting heads-up opponent — George Holmes — and now sits atop the poker mountain until July 2022.

Aldemir’s victory propelled him to fourth all-time among Germany’s winningest live tournament players with just north of $20 million in cashes, $12 million shy of Fedor Holz. More importantly, he’s the champion of the world and joins an exclusive club that includes legends of the game such as Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Stu Ungar, and Johnny Chan.

“It’s the one tournament family and friends know of basically. It does mean a lot to me to win it,” Aldemir told media moments after shipping the bracelet.

2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Results

Place Winner Country Prize (in USD)
1 Koray Aldemir Germany $8,000,000
2 George Holmes United States $4,300,000
3 Jack Oliver United Kingdom $3,000,000
4 Joshua Remitio United States $2,300,000
5 Ozgur Secilmis Turkey $1,800,000
6 Hye Park United States $1,400,000
7 Alejandro Lococo Argentina $1,225,000
8 Jareth East United Kingdom $1,100,000
9 Chase Bianchi United States $1,000,000

Aldemir, Holmes, and Jack Oliver were the lone remaining players with dreams of becoming poker’s 2021 World Champion entering Wednesday’s …….

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