The WSOP Main Event reaches the last 3 players; Vegas Strip Moving Series
The World Series of Poker Main event reached the final table with Germany Koray Aldemir (photo above) holding a huge chip lead. The last three players return to Rio on Wednesday in Las Vegas play against a champion.
All three players are guaranteed at least $ 3 million with $ 8 million and the coveted gold bracelet going to the winner. In other news, WSOP officials also announced a change of venue for 2022 and a return to summer.
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KOs arrive quickly at the Main Event final table
When the action began on Tuesday, the fireworks quickly erupted. In the first 15 minutes, Chase bianchi moved his short stack to all-in with King-Queen. Jack Olivier made the call with Ace-King with the no-player board and sending Bianchi out the door in the ninth for $ 1 million.
On another side, Jareth East also moved his short stack to all-in with Ace-Jack. George holmes re-pushed the button with a pair of queens and landed another queen on the flop. Is won $ 1.1 million for the eighth.
In half an hour, the peloton was reduced to seven and the following elimination was surprising. Alejandro “MC Papo” Lococo came in second in chis and picked up pair of 10s with Aldemir holding the pocket of 9. The flop brought J??J??9♣, giving the chip leader a full house.
Lococo checked and Aldemir bet 3.9 million and got a call. The 8th?? fell around the turn and Lococo checked again.
This time Aldemir bet 11.4 million and it was called. The 3I came over the river and Aldemir bet the size of the pot. Lococo then announced all in and Aldemir followed.
The hand sent the Argentinian freestyle rapper and PokerStars ambassador to rail sooner than one might expect. He scored $ 1.2 million for seventh place, but maybe could have won a lot more.
Gracias a todos por el aguante, los amo ♥ ️
– Papo MC 🔥🦅 (@PapoMcArg) November 17, 2021
Reach the last three
Aldemir pressed the action much of the day, picking up spots for the raises to take advantage of smaller stacks. With a few major salary increases, players looked to move on to bigger payouts.
When challenged, as Lococo saw, Aldemir seemed to have the goods. He would be responsible for two of the last three eliminations of the day.
The next knockout came in the 86th hand when New Jersey Hyé Park moved all in with pocket 7s. Aldemir made the call with Ace-Queen, catching a Queen on the turn to end Park’s run. He brought home $ 1.4 million for sixth place.
With its stack falling, Turkey Ozgur Secilmis soon moved to all-in with K??5. Aldemir had a great hand once again, this time with 9s. Secilmis got no help, with two aces landing on the flop and another ace on the turn giving Aldemir sold out. Secilmis went out with $ 1.8 million for the fifth.
The game was supposed to end with four players remaining, but that changed and continued until the last three. Joshua Remitio was the next to hit the rail after moving a short stack with J??7.
This time Jack Olivier did the dirty work, calling with A ♠ 2 ♣. An Ace fell right on the flop, offering Oliver the pot. Referral marked $ 2.3 million for the fourth and the game stopped for the night.
Oliver moved up to the bottom three after a late hand saw him triple after riveting a flush. This brought quite a response from his rail.
– Euan McNicholas (@euan_m_) November 17, 2021
Back to action
Holmes entered the final day with one of the slimmest poker resumes of the remaining players. A regular Game at home player, he returned in order to avoid the difficult points and simply move forward. He was hoping “just to survive somehow.” See if we can come up with three or four hands. That’s all it was about.
He did exactly that and now has at least a chance to rock the poker world.
“I feel good,” he said afterwards. “I just want to go to sleep so I can get off on the right foot tomorrow and be in a good mood.”
However, Aldemir’s lead will certainly be difficult to overtake. He has more chips than Holmes and Oliver combined, but there are certainly comebacks possible in poker. Here is an overview of the number of chips of the last three players.
- Koray Aldemir – 264,400,000
- Jack Oliver – 77,300,000
- George Holmes – 57,400,000
The Main Event resumes the Thursday and poker fans can catch all the action at PokerGO. The final table starts at 6:00 p.m. (AND).
The WSOP moves to the Strip in the summer of 2022; Announcement of Vince Vaughan’s new role
Viewers of the action on PokerGO have also received some big news regarding next year’s series. The WSOP will return once again in the summer, but move to the Vegas strip for the first time in 53 years of history.
The 2022 festival will be held at by Bally and Paris properties of May 31st To July 19 after a 17-year race at the Rio. The makers of the series also announced that the actor, comedian and card player Vince vaughn serve as WSOP Ambassador and Master of Ceremonies.
“As we approach the final table, we look back on another successful Main Event that has exceeded expectations,” said the WSOP vice president. Ty stewart said in a press release. “We are absolutely thrilled with the turnout this year, both at home and abroad. As we close this chapter in Rio, we are delighted that iconic Vince Vaughn ushers in a new era of the WSOP at Bally’s and in Paris next summer.
Following the announcement of the transfer of the WSOP to Caesars Entertainment Ownership of the band, Vaughn took the stage to announce his new role. The star of “Wedding crashes” and “Swingers“also gave the official” reshuffle and deal “.
A Vegas regular, Vaughn has been an avid poker player for much of his life. He also plans to compete in the WSOP next summer.
“I have such a strong connection to Las Vegas and I am honored to have been selected as master of ceremonies for what is set to be the most anticipated WSOP tournament of all time, ”said Vaughn. “Poker has long been one of my favorite sports, so being a part of something as historic as the WSOP, finally moving to the Strip is an absolute dream. Vegas baby, Vegas! “
The full schedule for the 2022 WSOP is expected to be released in January.