Although American poker pro Joe McKeehen won this year's WSOP Main Event for $7.6 million, the biggest winner of all was the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)! According to a report by taxabletalk.com' s Russ Fox, 34.13 percent of the final table's $24,806,976 prize money will go to the IRS. That's $8,467,091!
A big congratulations to Joe McKeehen, the winner of the 46th annual World Series of Poker Main Event! The 24-year-old poker pro dominated this year's final table, which was played over three days, to claim a staggering $7,683,346 in prize money and the gold and diamond coveted bracelet!
The first day of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event final table (played at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas) is over! 888poker sponsored player Joe McKeehen started with a massive chip lead (63 million - 160 bb) and was responsible for all three eliminations! Play concluded once he eliminated old-timer Pierre Neuville in 7th place.
With just about 3 weeks to go until the 2015 WSOP Main Event final table, Phil Hellmuth announced via a video clip last Tuesday that he will coach November Niner Federico Butteroni, who will bring the smallest stack to the final table (15 big blinds). Hellmuth is hopeful, though. Well, he must be since he has decided to dedicate five days of his life to prepare Butteroni for the final table, where a first-place prize of $7,680,021 is at stake.
From July 5 to July 15 a field of 6,240 players has been reduced to a final table of nine players, who will return to Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on November 8 and battle it out for the world champion title, a gold bracelet and the top prize of $7,680,021! The 2015 November Nine will be broadcasted live on ESPN.
The 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event final table (November Nine) is set after the seventh day of play concluded with nine players. Joseph McKeehen, who started Day 7 with close to 12 million in chips, will lead the way to the final table with a monster stack of 63,100,000! That is more than double what McKeehen's closest opponent, Zvi Stern, managed to accumulate.