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2021 52nd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Thursday, November 04, 2021 to Thursday, November 04, 2021

Event #67: MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold'em World Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $62,011,250
  • Entries: 6,650
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:54 PM Local Time
Hands #131-134: Two Times, Two Pair

Hand #131: George Holmes raised to 4,000 from the button and only Koray Aldemir called in the small blind. The flop came    , they both checked to the   on the turn. Aldemir check-folded to the 4,200,000 bet of Holmes.

Hand #132: Aldemir raised to 3,400,000 from the button and got no action.

Hand #133: Holmes raised to 4,000,000 from the small blind and Aldemir defended his big blind. The flop came    , they both checked to the   on the turn. This time, Holmes checked but Aldemir bet 4,800,000 and got called.

The river completed the board with the  . Holmes checked for the last time. Aldemir fired a bet of 13,400,000 out for Holmes to call with the   . Aldemir tabled the    for them to split the pot as they had both hit two pair and played the same kicker on the board.

Hand #134: Aldemir raised to 5,200,000 from the small blind and Jack Oliver defended his big blind. The flop came    , Aldemir bet 3,600,000 and Oliver called. The turn was the  , they both checked to the   on the river. They both checked again for Oliver to rake in the pot with the    for the king-kicker and two pair on the board.

Koray Aldemir259,200,000-9,600,000
Jack Oliver75,900,0004,800,000
George Holmes64,200,0004,800,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:44 PM Local Time
WSOP 2021 | AND THEN THERE WERE THREE! | Update Day 49

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:40 PM Local Time
Hands #126-130: Aldemir Pulls Further Ahead; Finds Resistance After

Koray Aldemir

Hand #126: In a limped pot to the     flop, Jack Oliver bet 1,600,000 and George Holmes folded.

Hand #127: Oliver raised to 4,000,000 on the button and Koray Aldemir defended the big blind. On the     flop, Aldemir check-called a bet worth 3,200,000 and checked again the   on the turn. Oliver fired a second barrel for 8,000,000 and Aldemir called after some 52 seconds.

The   on the river completed a possible flush draw and Aldemir checked once more. Both players checked and Aldemir won the pot with    for two pair, aces and treys.

Hand #128: Aldemir made it 5,200,000 to go out of the small blind and Oliver three-bet to 15,000,000 in the big blind. After some 16 seconds, Aldemir opted to fold.

Hand #129: Aldemir opened to 3,400,000 on the button and Oliver called on the button. George Holmes jammed out of the big blind for 51,800,000 and Aldemir asked for a count. He then took one minute and opted to fold, as did Oliver within three seconds.

Hand #130: Oliver raised to 4,000,000 on the button and collected the blinds and big blind ante.

Koray Aldemir268,800,0004,200,000
Jack Oliver71,100,000-6,200,000
George Holmes59,400,0002,000,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:33 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal

Koray Aldemir, Jack Oliver, and George Holmes have taken their seats to try and get their hands on the $8,000,000 first-place prize and the shiny Main Event bracelet.

There is an hour and 45 minutes of play left in the current level.

Final 3
Final 3
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:30 PM Local Time
Level 39 started
Level: 39
Blinds: 800,000/1,600,000
Ante: 1,600,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:04 PM Local Time
Start Slightly Delayed

The start of the final table has been slightly delayed as a promotional event, which included Lon McEachern, Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, Norman Chad, and Vince Vaughn, is still taking place on the main stage.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:14 PM Local Time
A New World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Will be Crowned

The Final Three

Out of a field of 6,650 total entries, only three contenders remain in the hunt for the title in the 2021 WSOP Main Event. The biggest slice of the $62,011,250 prize pool will be up for grabs today and the next world champion will earn the top prize of $8,000,000.

Germany's Koray Aldemir retained his role as the overwhelming chip leader heading into the nine-handed final table and leads the trio of hopefuls by a wide margin. He returns with a stack of 264,600,000 and that represents more than his two final opponents have at their disposal combined.

After a dramatic end to Day 8 the previous evening, the UK's Jack Oliver claimed the second-biggest stack of 77,300,000 while Atlanta, Georgia's George Holmes returns with 57,400,000 in chips. While he is the shortest stack, Holmes still has 36 big blinds worth when the action resumes at 2 p.m. local time at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

2021 WSOP Main Event Chip Counts

SeatPlayerChip CountCountryBig Blinds
1Koray Aldemir264,600,000Austria165
2Jack Oliver77,300,000United Kingdom48
3George Holmes57,400,000United States36

No longer in contention for the title of world champion are Joshua Remitio (4th - $2,300,000), Ozgur Secilmis (5th - $1,800,000), Hye Park (6th - $1,400,000), Alejandro Lococo (7th - $1,225,000), Jareth East (8th - $1,100,000), and Chase Bianchi (9th - $1,000,000) as they were eliminated throughout the first 125 hands of the final table.

Final Table Results and Remaining Payouts

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in USD)
1  $8,000,000
2  $4,300,000
3  $3,000,000
4Joshua RemitioUnited States$2,300,000
5Ozgur SecilmisTurkey$1,800,000
6Hye ParkUnited States$1,400,000
7Alejandro LococoArgentina$1,225,000
8Jareth EastUnited Kingdom$1,100,000
9Chase BianchiUnited States$1,000,000

The action resumes with one hour and 45 minutes remaining in Level 39 at blinds of 800,000/1,600,000 and a big blind ante of 1,600.000. All levels will last two hours each until a winner is crowned and the significant pay jumps among the final three spots will certainly play a pivotal role.

Stay tuned for the conclusion of the pinnacle live poker event of the year right here on PokerNews, as the live reporting team will provide hand-for-hand coverage until a winner is crowned. The final showdown can also be followed on the PokerGO streaming platform which provides cards-up coverage and commentary on a security delay of one hour.