The World Series of Poker Main Event kicked off back in July during the world's most prestigious poker festival. After seven days of play in July, and the long wait to come back to find a winner, Joe McKeehen waltzed through three days in November to stand at the top of the November Nine.
The Main Event started with 6,420 players that ponied up a $10,000 buy-in and built a massive $60,355,857 prize pool. McKeehen took home $7,683,346 and the poker world's most coveted prize, the Main Event gold and diamond bracelet.
2015 WSOP Main Event Final Table Results
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When the final table began, McKeehen had a huge chip advantage and from start to finish it was never as if he was in trouble. The competition ended in 183 hands. At the end of Day 1 of the final table McKeehen was responible for taking out the three players that headed for the cashier. McKeehen went from a starting stack of 63.1 million to 91.35 million.
Day 2 found McKeehen responsble for sending one player to the rail, Max Steinberg finished in fourth place to end the day, after two others were sent home.
Josh Beckley and Neil Blumenfield were both looking for a championship title but McKeehen started Day 3 with 128.825 million. Blumenfield was second in chips and after a failed bluff against McKeehen sent him into third place in chips, that's where he finished when he put his chips in with pocket deuces and McKeehen found pocket queens.
When heads-up play started, McKeehen had 155.65 million to Beckley's 37 million. Beckley couldn't get anything going and McKeehen claimed the first three hands and managed to make a bigger dent in Beckley's stack six hands in.
On the 13th hand of heads-up play, Beckley went all-in on the button with and McKeehen called with .
The board ran out with the .
The show was over for another year and McKeehen won more than a bracelet and $7.7 million, he won a piece of poker history!
Enjoy PokerNews.com's video interview with the new WSOP Champion.
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