Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Prize Pool $62,011,250
Players 6650

Info Niveau

Niveau 41
Blinds 1,200,000 / 2,400,000
Ante 2,400,000

Info Joueurs - Jour 9

Joueurs Survivants 1
Entrants 3
Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship
Jour 9 terminé

Koray Aldemir triomphe pour 8 millions

• Niveau 41: 1,200,000-2,400,000, 2,400,000 ante
Koray Aldemir
Koray Aldemir

Koray Aldemir a été au bout après une superbe résistance de son ultime adversaire, George Holmes. L'Américain est parvenu à reprendre les commandes durant le dernier duel mais c'est finalement le pro allemand de 31 ans qui a triomphé pour 8 millions de dollars.

Koray Aldemir a dominé un field de 6650 entrants pour prendre la majeure partie d'un prizepool de plus de 62 millions de dollars. Il remporte aussi un bracelet WSOP estimé à près d'un demi-million de dollars...

La Finale s'est étalée sur 223 mains et le vainqueur en profite pour grimper à la 4e place de la All Time Money List de son pays. Avec 20 millions en carrière, Aldemir a désormais 12 millions de dollars sur Fedor Holz.

Il rejoint surtout Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Stu Ungar ou encore Johnny Chan au palmarès. "C'est le tournoi que les amis et la famille connaissent, c'est un accomplissement de le remporter", a indiqué le champion après cette victoire à Las Vegas.

WSOP Main Event 2021

PlaceJoueurPaysPrix
1Koray AldemirGermany$8,000,000
2George HolmesUnited States$4,300,000
3Jack OliverUnited Kingdom$3,000,000
4Joshua RemitioUnited States$2,300,000
5Ozgur SecilmisTurkey$1,800,000
6Hye ParkUnited States$1,400,000
7Alejandro LococoArgentina$1,225,000
8Jareth EastUnited Kingdom$1,100,000
9Chase BianchiUnited States$1,000,000

Ils n'étaient que 3 à revenir dans la nuit de mercredi à jeudi, tous assurés d'un gain de 3 millions de dollars. Aldemir avait plus que Holmes et Jack Oliver au niveau des jetons, il avait aussi une expérience incomparable au regard du parcours pokeristique de ses derniers adversaires.

Mais devenir champion du monde cela se mérite et il a fallu se battre au Jour 9 pour conqéurir la couronne. Holmes a véritablement montré un superbe poker et l'écart supposé entre lui et Aldemir n'a pas toujours été évident. La magie du Main Event !

George Holmes
George Holmes

Aldemir a véritablement du s'employer pour gagner la totalité de jetons lors de l'ultime session. Holmes et Oliver ont eux lutté pour affronter l'Allemand en head's up, le duo s'affrontant à de nombreuses reprises.

La décision s'est faite au bout de trois heures de jeu, Holmes payant le shove de l'Anglais avec {q-}{j-}. Devant à l'abattage, Oliver va voir son {a-}{8-} exploser en vol, un {j-} apparaissant au tableau.

Jack Oliver
Jack Oliver
Jack Oliver
Jack Oliver

Holmes a prouvé qu'il savait tenir les cartes en terminant 213e du Main Event 2019 (pour 50 855$). Dans la position de l'Underdog pour ce dernier duel, il a montré qu'il était un bon joueur... qui a tenté sa chance pour gagner.

Koray Aldemir avait un avantage de plus de 2 contre 1 en jetons à l'entame du head's up, il va se faire grignoter par un adversaire qui va s'emparer au moins deux fois des commandes.

"J'étais stressé au début de l'affrontement... c'est logique après 10 jours de poker et 5-6 dernières journées pleines sans trop de sommeil", a indiqué le vainqueur. "Tu ne dors que 5-6 heures, tu es au centre de l'attention, tout le monde regarde, ce n'est pas facile. Un énorme respect pour les autres joueurs, ils ont montré un gros niveau. C'était vraiment une expérience folle", a-t-il continué.

Pour la première fois depuis deux jours, Aldemir n'avait plus d'avance, il a su réagir et s'adapter à la résistance de l'amateur américain. L'Allemand a augmenté le curseur de l'agressivité et les débats se sont équilibrés un long moment, Holmes ne cédant pas un pouce de terrain.

Le joueur d'Atlanta s'est finalement fait attraper avec une Top Paire. Sur la dernière main, Holmes a ouvert à 6 millions sur les blindes 1,2 - 2,4 millions (2,4 millions) et Aldemir a payé avec {10-Hearts}{7-Hearts} pour trouver un flop parfait.

Holmes a envoyé une mise de continuation avec {k-}{q-} sur {10-}{7-}{2-} et a décidé de payer le check - raise adverse à 19 millions avec sa hauteur. Le {k-}au tournant va faire basculer la partie.

Aldemir a alors misé 36,5 millions et s'est fait payer. La rivière {9-Clubs} va permettre un dernier acte explosif. Aldemir a fait preuve de finesse en checkant après 90 secondes de réflexion... Holmes lui a répondu en misant 133 millions et tapis pour l'équivalent de ce qu'il y avait au milieu! Avec 140 millions de jetons devant lui, l'Allemand va mettre trois minutes à payer pour mettre fin au tournoi. Son adversaire d'Atlanta se consolera avec 4,3 millions de dollars.

"Au flop c'est comme si j'avais les nuts, sur le tournant je suis toujours heureux et mon plan était de check-call la rivière car il a montré qu'il savait jouer et appuyer sur la gâchette. Bon j'ai du bien réfléchir car c'est un moment clé évidemment... si je perds cette main il ne me reste que 5 blindes. Je suis content d'avoir fait ce call", a terminé le champion du monde 2021.

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George Holmes Eliminated in 2nd Place ($4,300,000)

KaleGozer • Niveau 41: 1,200,000-2,400,000, 2,400,000 ante
George Holmes
George Holmes

Hand #223: George Holmes raised to 6,000,000 and Koray Aldemir called. On the {10-Hearts}{7-Spades}{2-Hearts} flop, Aldemir checked, Holmes bet 6,000,000, and Aldemir check-raised to 19,000,000 after about a minute. Holmes called after some thought.

The {k-Spades} landed on the turn and Aldemir took nearly two minutes before betting 36,500,000. Holmes took about a minute before coming along with the call, creating a pot of over 100,000,000 in the process.

The crowd held their collective breath as the {9-Clubs} was dealt on the river. Taking around 90 seconds, Aldemir decided to check. Within twenty seconds, Holmes moved all in for 133,000,000, more than the size of the pot.

Aldemir, who covered Holmes by a mere ten million, went deep in the tank to try and analyse the situation. The German high roller spent nearly three minutes before ultimately settling on a call, which had everyone in the Amazon room jolting out of their seats to watch the showdown unfold.

Holmes showed {k-Clubs}{q-Spades} for a pair of kings and Aldemir slapped {10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} on the table for two pair. Just like that, with one amazing call, the 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event came to an end.

Holmes, the home game hero, can reflect on an unforgettable run. With just one previously recorded cash to his name, he left the stage $4,300,000 richer, all while capturing the hearts of many poker fans around the world in the process with his style of play.

Ultimately, despite a valiant effort from Holmes, the victory goes to Germany for the second time in three years. Congratulations to Koray Aldemir, poker's new world champion!

Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 399,000,000 193,900,000
George Holmes US
George Holmes
US Eliminé

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Hands #219-222: Aldemir Back in the Lead

poolshir • Niveau 41: 1,200,000-2,400,000, 2,400,000 ante

Hand #219: George Holmes raised to 5,200,000 from the button and Koray Aldemir defended. They both checked through the {k-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop to the {2-Clubs} on the turn. Aldemir bet 4,400,000 which Holmes called. The river completed the board with the {5-Hearts}, Aldemir barreled a bet of 15,800,000 over the line to get the fold.

Hand #220: Aldemir limped in on the button and Holmes raised to 6,000,000 which was called. The flop came {6-Spades}{7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}, they both checked to the {k-Diamonds} on the turn. Holmes bet 8,000,000 for the fold.

Hand #221: Holmes limped in and Aldemir opted to check. The flop came {6-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{7-Clubs}, no action ensued and the turn was the {j-Hearts}. Aldemir bet 4,100,000 and Holmes called to see the {9-Clubs} complete the board. Aldemir fired a bet of 15,500,000 out and Holmes folded.

Hand #222: Koray Aldemir raised to 6,000,000 and George Holmes called. The flop was {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{8-Spades} and Holmes checked. Aldemir bet 4,800,000 and Holmes folded.

Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 205,100,000 18,500,000
George Holmes US
George Holmes
US 194,200,000 -18,500,000

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Hands #216-218: All In and Call Results in Split Pot

zedmaster84 • Niveau 41: 1,200,000-2,400,000, 2,400,000 ante

Hand #216: Koray Aldemir limped in and George Holmes raised to 5,000,000 for Aldemir to call. The {k-Spades}{4-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop was checked by both players and the {8-Diamonds} followed on the turn. Holmes check-called for 4,600,000 and the {3-Spades} river was checked. Holmes tabled the {9-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and dragged in the next pot.

Hand #217: Holmes opened to 5,200,000 and Aldemir made the call to see the {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{9-Spades} flop. Aldemir's check was followed by a bet worth 7,000,000 by Holmes and the subsequent call by Aldemir came thereafter. On the {k-Clubs} turn, Aldemir quickly checked once more.

The second barrel by Holmes was worth 17,000,000 and Aldemir tanked for 48 seconds before making the call. He then checked the {7-Diamonds} on the river and Holmes then fired a bet of 40,000,000. Aldemir check-jammed with the {q-Spades}{10-Hearts} for broadway and Holmes snap-called with the {q-Clubs}{10-Clubs} to chop it up.

Hand #218: Aldemir opened to 6,000,000 and Holmes defended out of the big blind. The {k-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop was checked by Holmes and Aldemir now bet 4,800,000. This time, Holmes folded and Aldemir collected the pot.

George Holmes US
George Holmes
US 212,700,000 2,400,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 186,600,000 -2,400,000

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5th Place Bust Out Interview with Ozgur Secilmis

4projectmayhem • Niveau 41: 1,200,000-2,400,000, 2,400,000 ante

Ozgur Secilmis has taken pride representing his home country of Turkey in the Main Event. The 5th place finisher said he wasn't paying attention to the final table payouts and was elated to realize he earned himself a $1,800,000 payday. What's up next for Ozgur? Cash games, high stakes and winning next year's Main Event.

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Hands #212-215: Holmes Regains Lead

KaleGozer • Niveau 41: 1,200,000-2,400,000, 2,400,000 ante
George Holmes
George Holmes

Hand #212: Koray Aldemir raised to 6,000,000 and George Holmes called. The flop was {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}{9-Spades} and Holmes checked. Aldemir bet 4,800,000 and Holmes called. Both players checked the {3-Clubs} on the turn.

The river was the {6-Hearts} and Holmes cut out a sizable bet of 17,000,000 and Aldemir gave it up.

Hand #213: Holmes raised to 4,800,000 and Aldemir called. The {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} flop prompted two quick checks. Aldemir check-folded to a bet of 4,800,000 on the {q-Hearts} turn.

Hand #214: Aldemir made it 6,000,000 and Holmes called. The {8-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{4-Clubs} flop and {5-Spades} turn got checked through, as did the {q-Spades} river. Holmes showed {j-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} for a pair to win the hand.

Hand #215: A walk for Aldemir.

George Holmes US
George Holmes
US 210,300,000 22,800,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 189,000,000 -22,800,000

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Hands #210-211: Aldemir Makes the Right Call to Take Chip Lead Back

poolshir • Niveau 41: 1,200,000-2,400,000, 2,400,000 ante
Koray Aldemir
Koray Aldemir

Hand #210: Koray Aldemir raised to 6,000,000 from the button and George Holmes defended. The flop came {7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}, Holmes check-folded to Aldermir's 4,800,000 bet.

Hand #211: Holmes raised to 4,800,000 from the button and Aldemir called.

The flop came {8-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{7-Hearts}, Aldemir check-called the 5,400,000 continuation-bet of Holmes. The turn was the {3-Diamonds} and Aldemir checked again. This time, Holmes checked too.

The river completed the board with the {3-Spades}. Aldemir took some time and then opted to take over the initiative. He bet 7,800,000 for Holmes to consider his options. In the end, he decided to raise it up to 38,000,000. Aldemir jumped into the tank and called.

Holmes tabled the {k-Spades}{6-Diamonds} for the bluff for Aldemir's rail to cheer as he held the {8-Clubs}{6-Hearts} for two pair and the pot. Aldemir turned around for a fist pump celebration

Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 211,800,000 56,600,000
George Holmes US
George Holmes
US 187,500,000 -56,600,000

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Hands #207-209: Holmes Flops a Straight and Gets Paid

zedmaster84 • Niveau 41: 1,200,000-2,400,000, 2,400,000 ante

Hand #207: George Holmes raised to 4,800,000 and Koray Aldemir came along to the {7-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} flop, on which Aldemir checked. Holmes continued for 3,800,000 and Aldemir tossed in calling chips. The {k-Spades} turn brought another quick check by Aldemir and Holmes made it 8,000,000 to go this time.

Aldemir made the call after 38 seconds and the {5-Spades} on the river brought in a possible flush draw and paired the board. Once more, Aldemir checked and Holmes now bet 20,000,000 and Aldemir snap-called. The pot went to Holmes, who had flopped a straight with the {6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}.

Hand #208: Aldemir limped in and Holmes' raise to 6,000,000 took it down uncontested.

Hand #209: Up next it was Holmes who limped in and Aldemir now raised to 10,000,000, which brought no resistance from Holmes.

George Holmes US
George Holmes
US 244,100,000 39,000,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 155,200,000 -39,000,000

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Niveau:
41
Blinds:
1,200,000/2,400,000
Ante:
2,400,000