Koray Aldemir’s WSOP Main Event Title Defense Continues Into Day 6

As the champ of the 2021 Globe Collection of Poker $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold ’em centerpiece, Koray Aldemir outlived an area of 6,650 entrances to win his first arm band and $8,000,000. In 2022, the centerpiece drew in the second-largest area ever before with 8,663 players. Heading right into day 6, 8,540 of those entrances have been sent to the rail, yet Aldemir was not one of them. The defending champ was among 123 players to endure day 5, bagging up 3,800,000 chips (47.5 big blinds) as he looks to be the very first gamer since Johnny Chan to effectively safeguard the centerpiece title. Chan first won in 1987, safeguarded in 1988, as well as made it down to heads-up play in 1989, just to finish as the runner-up to Phil Hellmuth.

Aldemir will get in day 6 in 58th chip position, directly in the middle of the pack of the 1.4 percent of this year’s field that is still in with an opportunity at safeguarding the 2022 champion bracelet and the top reward of $10,000,000.

Aldemir conjured up the popular tweet that Mark Newhouse sent before the centerpiece in 2014 after making the last table in 2013, only to end up nine. Newhouse posted, “Just bought into the centerpiece day 1c. Not fucking completing 9th once again.” He took place to complete nine that year, making the back-to-back last tables yet busting first both times. Though Aldemir’s tweet was surely in jest, it could in fact be working its desired magic.
There is additionally one more current main event champion still in contention: Damian Salas. The 2020 winner, who completed 7th in 2017 main event, is making a 3rd deep run in a six-year period. The Argentinian ended day 5 with 2,435,000 (30.5 large blinds).

While 2 staying challengers will certainly be seeking their 2nd win in the greatest online poker event on the planet, the other 121 will certainly be aiming to make their launching as a globe champ. Leading the pack is James Hobbs (12,505,000), with Efthymia Litsou (11,675,000) as well as two-time Globe Casino poker Scenic tour main event winner Aaron Mermelstein (10,680,000) completing the leading 3.

Last year’s seventh-place finisher in this event, Argentinian rapper Alejandro Lococo, sits in 4th position on the leaderboard with 10,020,000. He won a huge pot without showdown late in the day, six-bet pushing with AClub SuitJDiamond Match after an evidently accidental min-raise four-bet was reraised by fellow big pile Karim Rebei. Have a look at the tweet listed below from PokerGO for a take a look at that wild hand.
A lot of extremely accomplished gamers are still in with a chance at the title, consisting of bracelet winner Andrew Yeh (5,830,000), this year’s tag team event victor Espen Jorstad (4,665,000), arm band champion Gabi Livshitz (3,400,000), two-time bracelet victor Marco Johnson (2,820,000), 2022 $25,000 heads-up champion Dan Smith (2,030,000), Swirl Sabat (1,225,000), two-time bracelet winner Timur Margolin (1,095,000), as well as arm band champion Benjamin Moon (995,000).

Day 5 began with 380 gamers remaining, which indicated that 257 players saw their runs concern an end prior to play ended. Heavyweights to hit the rail consisted of five-time arm band champion Brian Rast, two-time arm band victor Ari Engel, WPT champion Taylor von Kriegenbergh, two-time bracelet winner Yulian Kolev, five-time arm band victor John Juanda, two-time bracelet winner Loni Hui, 2012 centerpiece 10th-place finisher Gaelle Baumann, arm band winner Justin Lapka, arm band winner Sean Troha, as well as WPT winner Matas Cimbolas.

2 gamers implicated of on the internet disloyalty were also gotten rid of on day 2. Ali Imsirovic and also Jake Schindler have actually both been dipping into the collection in spite of the accusations which were leveled earlier in 2022, which neither have yet openly replied to. Imsirovic finished 229th, while Schindler, who won his very first arm band earlier this summer season, placed 173rd.

The final 123 will certainly take their seats in Bally’s Event Center on the Las Vegas strip at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, July 12. Play was stopped midway with degree 26, which indicates they will certainly have one hr of 40,000-80,000 blinds with a big blind stake of 80,000 to begin the day.

Here is a look at the top ten chip counts heading into day 6:

Rank Player Chips
1 James Hobbs 12,505,000
2 Efthymia Litsou 11,675,000
3 Aaron Mermelstein 10,680,000
4 Alejandro Lococo 10,020,000
5 Gerald Morrell 9,775,000
6 Dingxiang Ong 9,500,000
7 Jorge Hou 9,500,000
8 Philippe Souki 9,425,000
9 Robert Minor 9,160,000
10 Imran Bhojani 8,635,000

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