This 136 Million Chip Hand At The WSOP Main Event Final Table Was Day 8’s Craziest Hand

Koray Aldemir WSOP Main Event 136 million chip hand


  • Koray Aldemir holds an insane chip lead with three players left in the 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event
  • In this hand, Koray takes out Alejandro ‘Papo MC’ Lococo in a pot worth 138 million chips to build a truly massive lead
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The final three players at the 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event will enter Day 9 with hundreds of millions of chips in play. Koray Aldemir is the chip leader with 264,600,000.

The other two are chasing him from far behind. Jack Oliver is second in chips with 77,300,000 in chips and George Holmes has a chip stack of 57,400,000. Even if Jack knocks George out on the first hand and chips up to 134,700,000 he’ll still have only half of the chips of Koray Aldemir.

This intimidatingly massive chip stack held by Koray Aldemir was juiced by this wild hand below. Koray was already the chip leader before this hand but he picked up 69.5 million chips in this 138,000,000 chip hand that sent rapper Alejandro ‘Papo MC’ Lococo home in 7th place with a payout of $1,225,000.

Every final table is different but Alejandro ‘Papo MC’ Lococo was 2nd place in chips before this hand and it’s not often that you see the player with the second-most chips going at the chip leader like this. Usually the fattest chip stacks bully around the smaller stacks who are under more pressure with every hand. And that’s part of what makes this such a special hand of poker:Here’s the footage via PokerGo:

After Lococo was eliminated in 7th place for $1.225 million, the final table play continued until there were just three players left in the Main Event, and here they are:

Whoever finishes in 1st place will win the coveted World Series of Poker Main Event bracelet, a place in the poker record books, and a cool $8 million. Second place will earn $4.3 million this year and the third place finisher will take home $3 million.

Day 9 of the WSOP Main Event will resume at 2pm PST with these three players left at the final table. Meanwhile, the World Series of Poker made a huge announcement this afternoon.

Beginning next year the World Series of Poker is leaving The Rio and partnering with Caesars Entertainment. The 2022 WSOP will run from May 31 – July 19 and events will be played at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Also, Vince Vaughn will be next year’s WSOP Maser of Ceremonies.

And while the Main Event concludes there are still plenty of other tourneys taking place. Phil Hellmuth, who we ran an incredible interview with here last week, is currently 2nd place in chips in the Razz Championship.