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Aldemir wins $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em at US Poker Open

22 February 2019

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Koray Aldemir, who finished runner-up to Lauren Roberts in Event #3, has won Event #9 – $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em after beating 2013 Main Event Champion Ryan Riess heads up. Aldemir won $738,000 for his first-place finish and puts himself in contention for the overall USPO title with the Main Event still to go. Riess took home $492,000 for finishing in second place.

“This feels great, honestly. I had a lot of second and third finishes in the last year and winning one feels great,” Aldemir said after his win.

“Playing these high rollers is the best thing in poker for me. I have a lot of fun playing these things. Sometimes I take a break from poker, but when I do play I just love competing with the best.”

Because of this win, Aldemir is in real contention for the U.S. Poker Open Championship as the $100,000 Main Event is now underway.

“The leader board is very exciting, I wish more tournament series and casinos would do that. I think that it brings out more players to participate and I think that it’s also just a lot of fun to play in it.”

2019 U.S. Poker Open Event #9 Payouts


1) Koray Aldemir/200/$738,000

2) Ryan Riess/140/$492,000

3) Sean Winter/100/$328,000

4) Alex Foxen/80/$204,000

5) David Peters/60/$164,000

6) Seth Davies/40/$123,000

With 350 points up for grabs in the $100,000 Main Event to close out the series, these are the remaining players in contention for the $100,000 first prize and the Championship trophy.

2019 U.S. Poker Open Championship Standings


1) Sean Winter/540/$747,900

2) Stephen Chidwick/540/$705,950

3) Nick Schulman/410/$390,000

4) Brandon Adams/365/$314,750

5) Koray Aldemir/340/$897,200

6) Cary Katz/340/$580,200

7) Bryn Kenney/240/$477,000

8) Lauren Roberts/240/$263,400

9) Jordan Cristos/240/$206,200

10) Ali Imsirovic/200/$442,500

11) David Peters/200/$264,800

12) Ben Yu/200/$262,800

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