Koray Aldemir

Koray Aldemir
GPI rank: 352
WSOP Bracelets: 1
Total Live Earnings: $20,406,724
Nationality:
Germany Germany
Last seen on: 2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo

Biography

Koray Aldemir is a German poker player. He won the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event for $8,000,000 and has amassed over $20 million in lifetime earnings.

Biography

Aldemir discovered poker in 2006 before playing online. He eventually moved to Vienna and picked up his first recorded cash in 2012. He spent most of the 2010s traveling around Europe to play, while also visiting the WSOP in Las Vegas.

The best result of his early career was a 16th place finish in the 2015 EPT Malta Main event for €35,800, but the following year he would smash that with the first six-figure cash of his career. He finished second in Event #33: $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Summer Solstice for $252,805 before notching his first-ever seven-figure score of $2,154,265, finishing third in Event #67: $111,111 No Limit Hold'em High Roller for One Drop.

Aldemir would continue to travel and play, winning a Triton Poker Main Event title in the Philippines for $1.29 million, and narrowly missing out on the 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event title, finishing third.

Now a regular on the High Roller scene, Aldemir would cash at the 2018 Poker Masters and the 2019 US Poker Open, winning Event #9: $50K NLH for $738,000.

Aldemir had already cashed eight times at the 2021 WSOP before he made the final table and had a comfortable run to make the final nine players. He entered the final table as the chip leader and remained as such for most of the action, eventually defeating George Holmes heads-up to be crowned world champion.

WSOP Main Event Winners 2012-21

YEARENTRIESCHAMPIONCOUNTRYPRIZE
20216,550Koray AldemirGermany$8,000,000
20201,379Damian SalasArgentina$2,550,969
20198,569Hossein EnsanGermany$10,000,000
20187,874John CynnUnited States$8,800,000
20177,221Scott BlumsteinUnited States$8,150,000
20166,737Qui NguyenUnited States (born in Vietnam)$8,005,310
20156,420Joe McKeehenUnited States$7,683,346
20146,683Martin JacobsonSweden$10,000,000
20136,352Ryan RiessUnited States$8,361,570
20126,598Greg MersonUnited States$8,531,853

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo
€5,300 Main Event
94th €11,550
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship
1st $8,000,000
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #51: $3,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
146th $4,814
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #46: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
11th $15,417
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #33: $800 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
222nd $1,787
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E
17th $5,255
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed
72nd $2,415
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #17: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em
216th $4,900
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #4: $500 The Reunion No-Limit Hold'em
1285th $876
2021 World Series of Poker
WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $500 NL Hold’em BIG 500 [3x Re-entry]
113th $768
2021 WPT World Online Championships
Event #7: $5,300 Main Event
118th $12,454
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #26: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed
39th $5,567
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-05: $10,300 Super MILLION$ [2-Day Event]
33rd $22,900
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #76: $400 FORTY STACK No Limit Hold'em
429th $1,071
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #58: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship
56th $12,511
2020 Aussie Millions
A$25,000 Challenge
15th 70,980 AUD
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship
40th $15,111
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #70: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
50th $10,776
2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Vegas @ Aria
$10,300 Main Event
60th $25,000
2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT
€25,000 EPT High Roller
2nd €655,840
2019 The Patrik Antonius Poker Challenge
€25,000 High Roller
3rd €81,600
2019 US Poker Open
USPO #9 - $50,000 NLH
1st $738,000
2019 US Poker Open
USPO #3 - $10,000 NLH
2nd $159,250
2018 Caribbean Poker Party
$25,500 MILLIONS World
11th $200,000
2018 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #10: €10,350 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
7th €130,350
2018 Poker Masters
Event #7: $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em
3rd $400,000
2018 Poker Masters
Event #6: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em
2nd $517,000
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #71: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels)
26th $13,110
2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$10,300 Main Event
3rd $481,560
2017 PokerStars Championship Prague
€50,000 Super High Roller
6th €114,300
2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival
$5,300 Millions Finale ($1 Million Gtd.)
11th $22,500
2017 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #10: €111,111 High Roller for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em
11th €243,169
2017 Poker Masters
Event #1 $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em
6th $153,000
2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller I
17th €43,080
2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona
€50,000 Super High Roller
3rd €528,500
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #23: THE MARATHON - $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em
182nd $4,275
2017 partypokerLIVE Millions Dusk Till Dawn
Main Event
143rd £10,000
2017 PokerStars Championship Panama
$25,500 Single-Day High Roller
2nd $253,340
2017 Triton Super High Roller Series Manila
HK $1,000,000 Main Event
1st 10,032,869 HKD
2017 Aussie Millions
$10,000 Main Event
10th 115,000 AUD
2016 PokerStars EPT Season 13 Prague
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller
10th €50,840
2016 PokerStars.es EPT Season 13 Barcelona
€10,300 High Roller
109th €11,695
2016 PokerStars EPT Season 12 Dublin
€5,300 Main Event
83rd €9,100
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Malta
€5,300 Main Event
69th €10,580
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Malta
€5,300 Main Event
16th €35,800
2014 partypoker World Poker Tour National Prague
Main Event
17th €5,200
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #56: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
65th $4,499

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