In a hand between two WSOP Main Event champions, Koray Aldemir (2021 WSOP Champion) raised from the hijack to 200,000, Ryan Riess (2013 WSOP Champion) moved all in from the small blind for 700,000, and Aldemir thought for a bit before he called with .
Riess turned over , and needed it to hold to stay alive.
The board came , and the pocket eights held up for Riess to win the pot and double up in chips.
Ryan Riess – 1,600,000 (16 bb)
Koray Aldemir – 3,175,000 (32 bb)
With 14 players remaining from a field of 1,070, the average chip stack is around 3,050,000 (31 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $53,710 each.
Action will continue tonight until there are nine players remaining for tomorrow’s final table, scheduled to begin at 12:00 noon.