Updated November 16, 2021 - 3:02 am
The final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event is set.
Koray Aldemir of Austria has the chip lead with nine players remaining in the $10,000 buy-in No-limit Hold’em World Championship.
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos was the final elimination early Tuesday at the Rio, earning $585,000.
Every player at the final table will earn at least $1 million. The winner gets $8 million. The event had 6,650 entrants.
Aldemir has more than $12 million in career tournament earnings, according to the Hendon Mob Poker Database. He has more than $3 million in earnings in WSOP events, but has never won a bracelet. (The WSOP awards trophy bracelets for tournament victories.)
On the flip side, George Holmes is second in chips but has only one previous tournament cash, finishing 213th for $50,855 in the 2019 Main Event.
Here are the final nine players, in chip order:
— Koray Aldemir, Austria, 140 million
— George Holmes, U.S., 83.7 million
— Alejandro Lococo, Argentina, 46.8 million
— Joshua Remitio, U.S., 40 million
— Jack Oliver, United Kingdom, 30.4 million
— Ozgur Secilmis, Turkey, 24.5 million
— Hye Park, U.S., 13.5 million
— Chase Bianchi, U.S., 12.1 million
— Jareth East, United Kingdom, 8.3 million.
Play ended just after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.
In the final hand, a short-stacked Kiriopoulos was all-in preflop with ace-three of spades against Aldemir’s queen-ten. Aldemir hit a queen on the flop and dodged Kiriopoulos’ flush draw to send him packing.