Koray Aldemir

Koray Aldemir

Koray Aldemir

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0 world poker tour index

$22,739,289 total poker live earnings

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Profile

name
Koray Aldemir
Nationality
Germany
GPI Rank
269
WPT Wins
0
total poker live earnings
$22,739,289

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.

In 2022, Aldemir made another deep run in the Main Event in his quest for the first title defense since Johnny Chan in ‘87 and ‘88. He made it to Day 5 as of the time of writing.

WSOP Main Event Winners 2012-21

YEAR ENTRIES CHAMPION COUNTRY PRIZE
2021 6,550 Koray Aldemir Germany
2020 1,379 Damian Salas Argentina $2,550,969
2019 8,569 Hossein Ensan Germany $10,000,000
2018 7,874 John Cynn United States $8,800,000
2017 7,221 Scott Blumstein United States $8,150,000
2016 6,737 Qui Nguyen United States (born in Vietnam) $8,005,310
2015 6,420 Joe McKeehen United States $7,683,346
2014 6,683 Martin Jacobson Sweden $10,000,000
2013 6,352 Ryan Riess United States $8,361,570
2012 6,598 Greg Merson United States $8,531,853

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2023 WSOP ParadiseEvent #3: $25,000 GGMillion$ High Rollers Championship 64th $46,100
2023 WSOP ParadiseEvent #1: $1,500 Mystery Millions 52nd $11,800
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #89: $1,000 Flip & Go Presented by GGPoker 83rd $2,100
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #84: $50,000 High Roller 5th $533,561
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #79: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em 165th $5,471
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #60: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw 39th $3,700
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #47: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. 96th $2,631
2023 World Series of PokerOnline Event #9: $1,000 PLO Championship 34th $2,911
2023 World Series of PokerOnline Event #8: $3,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller 6th $53,030
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #42: $800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack (8-Handed) 12th $21,052
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #32: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em (6-Handed) 60th $7,533
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #29: $100,000 High Roller 14th $171,034
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #22: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship 21st $16,000
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #20: $1,500 Badugi 72nd $2,409
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #13: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack 111th $1,773
2023 World Series of PokerOnline Event #3: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack 48th $3,020
2023 World Series of PokerOnline Event #2: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Bankroll Builder 55th $2,097
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #3: $1,000 Mystery Millions 975th $2,000
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #2: $25,000 High Roller (6-Handed) 26th $43,750
2022 PokerStars EPT Prague3,000 EPT Mystery Bounty 58th €4,110
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #87: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em 47th $11,388
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #88: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold’em 144th $1,751
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #83: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 17th $80,000
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event World Championship 75th $101,700
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #79: $10,000 Razz Championship 4th $111,991
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty 477th $2,780
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #56: $50,000 Poker Players Championship 6th $258,812
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #34: $1,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em 133rd $3,217
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #23: $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 18th $6,174
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #24: $1,000 FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold’em 29th $6,030
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #12: $50,000 High Roller 11th $100,000
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #8: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed 6th $241,791
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty 5th $249,693
2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo5,300 Main Event 94th €11,550
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event World Championship 1st $8,000,000
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #51: $3,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em 146th $4,814
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #46: $800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack 11th $15,417
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #33: $800 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack 222nd $1,787
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E 17th $5,255
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed 72nd $2,415
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #17: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em 216th $4,900
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #4: $500 The Reunion No-Limit Hold’em 1285th $876
2021 World Series of PokerWSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $500 NL Holdem BIG 500 3x Re-entry 113th $768
2021 WPT World Online ChampionshipsEvent #7: $5,300 Main Event 118th $12,454
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #26: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed 39th $5,567
2021 GG Spring FestivalH-05: $10,300 Super MILLION$ 2-Day Event 33rd $22,900
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #76: $400 FORTY STACK No Limit Hold’em 429th $1,071
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #58: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship 56th $12,511
2020 Aussie MillionsA$25,000 Challenge 15th 70,980 AUD
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship 40th $15,111
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #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-CarloCasino EPT25,000 EPT High Roller 2nd €655,840
2019 The Patrik Antonius Poker Challenge25,000 High Roller 3rd €81,600
2019 US Poker OpenUSPO #9 - $50,000 NLH 1st $738,000
2019 US Poker OpenUSPO #3 - $10,000 NLH 2nd $159,250
2018 Caribbean Poker Party$25,500 MILLIONS World 11th $200,000
2018 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #10: 10,350 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event 7th €130,350
2018 Poker MastersEvent #7: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em 3rd $400,000
2018 Poker MastersEvent #6: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em 2nd $517,000
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #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 Prague50,000 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 EuropeEvent #10: 111,111 High Roller for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em 11th €243,169
2017 Poker MastersEvent #1 $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6th $153,000
2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona25,500 Single-Day High Roller I 17th €43,080
2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona50,000 Super High Roller 3rd €528,500
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #23: THE MARATHON - $2,620 No-Limit Hold’em 182nd $4,275
2017 partypokerLIVE Millions Dusk Till DawnMain Event 143rd £10,000
2017 PokerStars Championship Panama$25,500 Single-Day High Roller> 2nd $253,340
2017 Triton Super High Roller Series ManilaHK $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 Prague25,500 Single-Day High Roller 10th €50,840
2016 PokerStars.es EPT Season 13 Barcelona10,300 High Roller 109th €11,695
2016 PokerStars EPT Season 12 Dublin5,300 Main Event 83rd €9,100
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Malta5,300 Main Event 69th €10,580
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Malta5,300 Main Event 16th €35,800
2014 partypoker World Poker Tour National PragueMain Event 17th €5,200
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #56: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 65th $4,499