Koray Aldemir

Koray Aldemir

Nationality: Germany
Total Live Earnings: $22,753,674 (36th All-time)
HendonMob Ranking: 3rd GER All-time
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WSOP Main Event Winner


WSOP Bracelets


WPT Wins


Last update: 2024/05/30

Early life

Koray was born in 1990 in Berlin; later, he moved to Vienna and started playing poker in 2006.

His first live MTT cash was in 2012 when he won €200 in the No Limit tournament for $4,344. He continued playing all around Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, etc.) before attending WSOP in 2014.

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World Series of Poker

His first significant cash came in 2016, where he placed 2nd in the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Summer Solstice WSOP event for $252,805.

Two weeks later, he topped his most significant cash by winning 3rd place in $ 111,111 No Limit Hold’em High Roller for One Drop (single re-entry) for $2,154,265.

In 2017, he played again in €111,111 No Limit Hold’em – High Roller for One Drop and finished in 11th place for $283,371.

He was already recognized as a regular and played the highest possible limits at prestigious events, accumulating wins and cashes, but without blockbuster wins until 2021, when he won $ 10,000 No Limit Hold’em – WSOP Main Event for $8,000,000 and got his first WSOP bracelet.

He continued playing WSOP events every year but didn’t win any events; his most significant cash came in 2023 in a $50,000 No Limit Hold’em – High Roller – 8-Handed event, where he placed 5th for $533,561.

Koray’s Top 5 WSOP Results

2016$1,500 No Limit Hold’em Summer Solstice2nd$252,805
2016$111,111 No Limit Hold’em High Roller for One Drop (single re-entry)3rd$2,154,265
2017€111,111 No Limit Hold’em – High Roller for One Drop11th$283,371
2021$10,000 No Limit Hold’em – WSOP Main Event1st$8,000,000
2023$50,000 No Limit Hold’em – High Roller – 8-Handed5th$533,561

World Poker Tour

He started playing in WPT events in Europe in 2013; his first cash came from 2nd place in the $1,500 + 100 No Limit Hold’em – Bounty event in Cyprus, where he won $14,190. His first WPT win came next year when he won € 900 + 90 WPT No Limit Hold’em – Big Stack for $15,576.

In 2017, he won the WPT L.A. Poker Classic, a $ 5,250 No Limit Hold’em event for $124,240, his most significant WPT win.

European Poker Tour

His first EPT cash came early in his career; in 2014, he finished 190th in € 1,000 + 100 No Limit Hold’em – Eureka Main Event for $2,380 in his home town Vienna.

Koray played in many EPT events, but his first win came in 2016 when he won €500+50 No Limit Hold’em in Malta for $11,109. That was not significant cash, but it was his first EPT Trophy.

In 2019, he got 2nd place in €25,000 No Limit Hold’em – EPT High Roller for $734,086, which remains his best EPT result.

Triton Poker

He had only one cash in the Triton Poker Series, but it was a significant one; he won HK$970,000+30,000 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event in the Philippines for $1,292,509.

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