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2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Alejandro Lococo

Alejandro Lococo

Final Table Profile Alejandro Lococo

Seat:8
Chip Count:46,800,000
Big Blinds:59
Age:29
Nationality:Argentinian

Alejandro Lococo's Main Event Story

Alejandro Lococo, also known by his stage name "Papo" is an Argentinian MC, avid poker player, and PokerStars Ambassador. Lococo has racked up $118,127 in live tournament earnings, which includes three cashes under the WSOP umbrella. His best live cash of $36,772 was achieved thanks to his fifth-place finish in the MILLIONS South America Rio Open.

Lococo is just as sharp at the table as he is on a microphone and has recorded four five-figure paydays, with one of those coming in the 2020 WPT World Online Championships. He finished a respectable 23rd place for $19,200 in Event #4: $3,200 6-Max Championship, $3m GTD, outlasting the likes of Nicholas Marchington, Adrian Mateos and David Peters.

How Alejandro Lococo Got to the Final Table

DayChipsRank
Day 1d168,50086/1,933
Day 2abd151,900680/1,440
Day 3803,000110/1,000
Day 41,974,00068/292
Day 53,255,00053/96
Day 618,425,0006/36
Day 783,700,0002/9
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Alejandro Lococo's Key Hands

On Day 6, Jonathan Dwek, in complimentary fashion, branded Lococo "a sicko," after a hand versus Ukranian Denys Prydvor.

Lococo flat-called a middle position open to 240,000 and Denys Prydvor three-bet to 875,000 in the hijack. The initial raiser folded and Lococo called. Lococo check-called a bet of 525,000 from Prydvor on the {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{q-Spades} flop, and also called a bet of 900,000 on the {2-Diamonds} turn.

Lococo checked a third time on the {6-Spades} river and Prydvor checked back. Lococo tabled {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} for a pair of sevens to win the pot as Prydvor mucked his hand.

On Day he 7 began to chip up after taking a pot from fellow final table mate Chase Bianchi. Lococo raised to 600,000 from the hijack and Bianchi three-bet to 1,600,000 from the button. The blinds quickly folded but Lococo made the call after considering it for 83 seconds.

The flop came {7-Clubs}{3-Spades}{2-Hearts}, Lococo quickly checked and Bianchi bet 1,200,000 almost immediately. Lococo called. The turn was the {3-Hearts}, Lococo checked again. This time, Bianchi fired a bet of 3,400,000 out and was called. The river completed the board with the {2-Diamonds}, Lococo checked for the final time. Bianchi did the same.

Lococo showed the {j-Hearts}{7-Hearts} for the higher two pair than on the board to claim the pot.

Lococo then ensured he'd be starting Day 8 as one of the top three stacks after sending GGPoker qualifier Sean Ragozzini to the rail in the final level of the day.

Ragozzini limped in from the small blind with pocket queens and Lococo, holding {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts} announced all in from the big blind. Ragozzini quickly snapped off his remaining 14,800,000 chips and was at risk on the unofficial final table bubble.

The flop came {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{5-Hearts} to give Ragozzini a set of queens but Lococo picked up a straight draw. The {9-Spades} on the turn changed nothing but it was the {j-Spades} on the river that sent the Amazon Room into a frenzy. Lococo celebrated with his rail after making a straight and Ragozzini was eliminated in 11th place.

What to Watch for

Lococo has shown that he's not afraid to call players down light or put his chip stack to use. Going back to his run in the MILLIONS South America Rio Open, Lococo was eliminated after making a move with seven-six suited, a move that saw him four-bet jam 81,700,000 over the top of an opening raise, three-bet and cold call! It was ill-timed as Enio Bozzano tossed in the extra chips from his initial three-bet and his pocket tens beat Lococo.

2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Seating

SEATPLAYERCHIP COUNTCOUNTRYBIG BLINDS
1Jareth East8,300,000United Kingdom10
2Koray Aldemir140,000,000Austria175
3Jack Oliver30,400,000United Kingdom38
4Ozgur Secilmis24,500,000Turkey31
5George Holmes83,700,000United States105
6Chase Bianchi12,100,000United States15
7Joshua Remitio40,000,000United States50
8Alejandro Lococo46,800,000Argentina59
9Hye Park13,500,000United States17

2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Payout

POSITIONPRIZE
1$8,000,000
2$4,300,000
3$3,000,000
4$2,300,000
5$1,800,000
6$1,400,000
7$1,225,000
8$1,100,000
9$1,000,000

2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Player Stats

PlayerFirst CashWSOP CashesCareer EarningsBiggest Cash
Koray Aldemir201232$12,344,110$2,154,265
Chase Bianchi200711$872,718$316,920
Jareth East201124$149,925$557,648
George Holmes20191$50,855$50,855
Alejandro Lococo20163$118,127$36,772
Jack Oliver20162$117,414$27,047
Hye Park201227$471,504$165,715
Joshua Remitio20180$1,809$650
Ozgur Secilmis20136$133,559$41,645

Stats courtesy of WSOP.com and HendonMob.com.

The 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event returns to action Tuesday, November 16 at 4 p.m. local time. A Main Event Day 7 recap can be found here. You can follow the action via the PokerNews Live Reporting Blog where we'll detail all the hands in our exclusive WSOP Main Event Live Updates.

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