The beautiful city of Prague, the Czech Republic, is currently sizzling with poker action as it plays host to the latest PokerStars Championship Prague. The festival commenced on 7th December and it is to continue until 18th December. All the poker fans have the exclusive chance to enter their hunt for a first-place prize and engrave their names in the history of poker just before the end of the year. And just in line with the Christmas spirit – PokerStars promised eye-popping prize pools and unforgettable poker experience.
Just ask the German poker specialist Koray Aldemir, who keeps on grinding poker high-stakes poker tournaments. The German specialist made a furor among his poker fans with his early appearance in PokerStars Championship Super High Roller. Despite his early appearance, Aldemir entered the field around 3:30 pm local time.
The tournament’s special format allows players to enter the starting flights of the tournament as many times as they wish to. This means that the guaranteed prize pool is expected to be blown out of the water. The tournament started with flying colors on 10th December and 26 poker hopefuls were willing to pay a buy-in fee of €50,000 in order to participate in the poker race. By the end of the day, there were 2 re-entries, which expanded the initial 26-entry field to 28.
After 8 one-hour levels, there were 20 poker survivors, who bagged and tagged for the next day. Koray Aldemir emerged on top of the chip counts after claiming life after life. His faultless poker strategy gave him the dominating position. It can be said that the German professional barely lost a confrontation over the first day of the tournament. The player managed to catapult his starting stack of 250,000 in chips to a chip castle worth 812,000. Aldemir became responsible for Henrik Hecklen’s elimination, which further expanded Aldemir’s lead.
Koray Aldemir’s Previous Achievements
As aforementioned, Koray Aldemir is a German poker notable, who boosts an extensive portfolio. Since 2012, the player has participated in a number of elite live tournaments on a global scale and has multiple in-the-money finishes. This year presents Aldemir’s strongest performance so far. The German player has been hovering the top positions in various lists and rankings. His The Hendon Mob poker profile reveals that the German player is ranked in 12th place in Germany All-Time Money List. Aldemir is among the most prolific German poker players. His bankroll currently amounts to $7,394,969.
In February this year, the player claimed the gold in 2017 Triton Super High Roller Manila HK$1,000,000 Main Event. He collected a first-place prize of HK$10,032,869 (approximately $1.3 million) and the long-coveted tournament’s trophy. In mid-June, the German pro took down the $25,000 High Roller tournament at Aria Resort & Casino to collect a jaw-dropping prize of $320,160. Tomorrow, it is to become clear if the player is to add one more first-place prize to his enviable bankroll.