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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (12/14/21): Koray Aldemir (Part 1)

By Bernard Lee
December 20, 2021

 

2021 WSOP Main Event Champion, Koray Aldemir, talks about how he got started in poker & high rollers.

 

2021 WSOP Main Event Champion, Koray Aldemir, talks difference of high rollers & large field events.

 

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Koray Aldemir

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews Koray Aldemir, 2021 WSOP Main Event Champion. This interview is Part one of a two-part series.

At the start of this week’s interview, Koray discusses the aftermath of winning the 2021 WSOP Main Event. The German talks about how he got started in poker in Germany. He reflects on his transition to high roller events and his success in high roller tournaments over the last few years. He also talks about talking strategy with his German poker contingent.

During the second part of this week’s interview, Koray remembers watching 2011 WSOP Main Event champion, Germany’s Pius Heinz. He discusses his world in Austria during the COVID-19 pandemic, during which he played a lot of online poker. Koray talks about the difference playing in high roller events versus large field lower buy-in tournaments. He also talks about playing some mixed games during the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, he explains why he likes playing in tournaments vs. cash games, and the balancing act of playing a big stack in tournaments.

 

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is Koray Aldemir, 2021 WSOP Main Event Champion. This week is part one of a two-part interview.
2:00Bernard describes the 2021 WSOP Europe Main Event, in which Josef Gulas Jr defeated Johan Guilbert for €1,276,712.
4:08RunGood Gear Ad
4:51Bernard welcomes Koray Aldemir, 2021 WSOP Main Event Champion.
6:10Koray joins the show and discusses the aftermath of winning the 2021 WSOP Main Event.
8:31Koray talks about how he got started in poker in Germany.
14:20Koray reflects on his transition to high roller events and his success in high roller tournaments over the last few years.
22:02Koray talks about talking strategy with his German poker contingent.
25:49Share My Pair Ad
26:21Bernard welcomes back Koray Aldemir, 2021 WSOP Main Event Champion.
27:00Koray remembers watching 2011 WSOP Main Event champion, Germany’s Pius Heinz.
29:10Koray discusses his world in Austria during the COVID-19 pandemic, during which he played a lot of online poker.
33:18Koray talks about the difference between playing in high roller events versus the large field lower buy-ins tournaments.
38:13Koray talks about playing some mixed games during the COVID-19 pandemic.
42:59Koray explains why he likes playing in tournaments vs. playing cash games.
46:50Koray talks about the balancing act of playing a big stack in tournaments.

Koray Aldemir

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Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who has more than $2.5 million and ten titles since turning pro following his 13th finish in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. Recognized as “the voice of poker in New England” by Cardplayer.com, Lee is known worldwide as a poker media personality having written for ESPN.com, PokerNews, Card […]