The 2021 WSOP Main Event Final 9 Is Set

By Craig Klinski
June 17, 2022

PokerGo WSOP Main Event Final Table 2021

The WSOP Main Event reaches the elusive final table. Plus four other events down or close to final tables.

Check out those stories and more in the Tuesday report from the World Series the Poker.

Koray Aldemir leads WSOP Main Event final table

After seven days of play and 6,650 entries, the final table of the 2021 WSOP Main Event is set. Germany’s Koray Aldemir, a fixture of the high stakes circuit, held a commanding lead among the final 9 after Day 7’s completion early Tuesday morning.

Joining Aldemir will be eight other hopefuls including George Holmes, who has 84 million in chips to Aldemir’s 140 million. There is just one WSOP bracelet winner alive and that is Chase Bianchi, who currently sits 8th in chips with 12 million.

Ramon Colillas (14th – $380,050) and Chance Kornuth ($305,000) were among the most notable players bust, ending their long runs on Monday. Robert Mitchell (24th – $241,800), Jeffery Lonis (25th – $241,800), Matthew Jewett (28th – $410,864) also hit the rails earlier in the day.

The day included this bluff earlier on in Day 7, which is getting a lot of attention:

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Here is where chip counts stand heading into Tuesday’s Day 8 action.

Position Player Chips Country
1 Koray Aldemir 140,000,000 Austria
2 George Holmes 83,700,000 Georgia, USA
3 Alejandro Lococo 46,800,000 Argentina
4 Joshua Remitio 40,000,000 USA
5 Jack Oliver 30,400,000 United Kingdom
6 Ozguar Secilmis 24,500,000 Turkey
7 Hye Park 13,500,000 New Jersey, USA
8 Chase Bianchi 12,100,000 Maryland, USA
9 Jareth East 8,300,000 United Kingdom

Chip leader Koray Aldemir is far and away the most accomplished player on the table, having earned over $12 million in lifetime earnings, which is 67th all-time.

Although Aldemir does not have a WSOP bracelet yet, he has earned many six-figure scores and even a couple of $1 million-plus paydays including a 3rd place finish in the 2016 High Roller for One Drop ($2.1 million) and a win during the 2017 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Philippines for $1.3 million.

Fellow high roller Sam Greenwood was among those singing praise for Aldemir:

Players will pick up the action at 4 PM PT and will play down until four players are remaining.

Ongoing action

4 left in $10k Stud Hi/Lo Championship

Yuval Bronshtein leads the final four players in the $10,000 Stud Hi/Lo Championship after the completion of Day 3 on Tuesday, where he will be seeking his 2nd bracelet.

Joining Bronshtein will be Ian O’Hara, Scott Seiver and Brian Hastings when play picks up at 2 PM PT on Tuesday.

Leonid Yanovski leads Crazy Eights

After two days of play and 5,252 entries, Leonid Yanovski finds himself as the chip leader of the $888 Crazy Eights No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed with just 6 players remaining.

Yanovski will be joined by David Moses, Paul Fehlig, Georgios Sotiropoulos, Sejin Park and Timo Kamphues when action resumes. Play will pick up again for the third and final day beginning at 2 PM PT on Tuesday.

Denis Strebkov leads Mixed Big Bet

Russia’s Denis Strebhov leads a field of 14 survivors in the $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event, which includes notables Scott Bohlman and Jon Turner. The remaining players are guaranteed at least $7,617 in prizes with $117,898 allocated for first.

Asi Moshe among chip leders in the $1,500 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em

A total of 1,191 players joined the $1,500 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em on Monday with 118 surviving the day. Renmei Liu has the chip lead with Asi Moshe and David Pham threatening in the top 5.

7 remain in $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty

Day 1 of the $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty whittled down a field of 307 entries to the 7 players that were left on Monday night.

Aditya Agarwal holds a dominating chip leads but Stephen Chidwick and Dario Sammartino will be among those battling for the bracelet and guaranteed payouts of $57,489 including $463,885 for first place.

Upcoming events

On Tuesday, players will have their choice of two events, either the $1,500 Fifty Stack No Limit Hold’em, getting underway at 11 AM PT or the $10,000 Razz Championship beginning at 3 PM.

Watch the WSOP

Action for the final table kicks off at 4 PM PT with PokerGo picking up WSOP Main Event coverage around 5 PM PT. Poker fans can tune in by purchasing a subscription to PokerGo for $14.99 or $99 per year.

Sights and sounds from the WSOP

In Daniel Negreanu‘s Monday vlog, he decides what events he should play from a choice of the $2,500 Big Bet Mix or one of the two online bracelet events.

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In Tuesday’s WSOP vlog, Negreanu is at the second day of the $2,500 Big Bet Mix event:

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