German poker player wins $8 million on final WSOP table

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A 31-year-old German poker player is the new World Series of Poker champion.

Koray Aldemir won the tournament Wednesday night at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino beating out a 6,550-player field to win $8 million and the gold bracelet.

WSOP reported the victory came “on the 223rd hand of the final table, Aldemir finished off his unrelenting heads-up opponent — George Holmes — and now sits atop the poker mountain until July 2022.”

“It’s the one tournament family and friends know of basically. It does mean a lot to me to win it,” Aldemir told media moments after shipping the bracelet.

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