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2015 WSOP: Joe McKeehen Wins The Main Main For $7.68 Million!

Tags: 2015 November Nine, 2015 WSOP Main Event, Joe McKeehen.
Posted on 11 November 2015 by "T".

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!

"This is definitely the greatest accomplishment anyone can have in this game," McKeehen said during the press conference. "I was always confident I could make money playing the game professionally, but to get this really proves something."

"It still hasn't hit me just yet, but I suppose sometime it will. Sharing this with my family and friends - for me, that's the best part," McKeehen said when asked how he would spend his winnings.

This is what WSOP.com writer Nolan Dalla had to say about McKeehen's incredible run on this year's final table, "Not since Jamie Gold's magical run nine seemingly long years ago when he crushed the 2006 championship has a player overwhelmed his competitors in such convincing fashion at the later stages of a tourney of this magnitude.  McKeehen's command of the finale was so absolute and unwavering, his performance even drew rave comparisons to the late great three-time champion Stu Ungar, the iconic legend of unequalled stature who won his last victory in 1997."

Final table results:
1 - Joe McKeehen - $7,683,346
2 - Josh Beckley - $4,470,896
3 - Neil Blumenfield - $3,398,298
4 - Max Steinberg - $2,615,361
5 - Ofer Zvi Stern - $1,911,423
6 - Tom Cannuli - $1,426,283
7 - Pierre Neuville - $1,203,293
8 - Federico Butteroni - $1,097,056
9 - Patrick Chan - $1,001,020

Main Event info: 

The Main event started four months ago in July, with 6,420 players representing 80 different nations. It took almost two weeks to play down to a final table of nine, known as the "November Nine". For the first time in history, the final table was devided into three days this year: Day 1 on November 8th (6 survivors), Day 2 on November 9th (3 survivors), and the third and final day on November 10th. McKeehen started the final table with the chip lead and remained out in front every single day until he had all the chips in play! 

Click here for information on the 2015 November Nine line up.

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source: wsop.com


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8 comments for "2015 WSOP: Joe McKeehen Wins The Main Main For $7.68 Million!"

 pochui11/11/2015 08:56:51 GMT
well obviously if stu ungar has won this event 3 times and in commanding fashion then joe with his only single win, and doesn't matter how convincing, cannot be compared to stu... if he manages to win the event a couple more times (the odds of which probably is alongside marsians taking over the world in couple of weeks time) then yeah... he can sit alongside stu...
 doubletop77711/11/2015 10:37:04 GMT
Many congratulations to Joe McKeehen on winning this event and becoming World Champion. He played great throughout the tournament and fully deserved to come out victorious
 Calmplay11/11/2015 10:59:47 GMT
As I said before maybe the main event love players with Joe as name, damn if only I was named Joe for sure I would have been a renowned poker pro...

Well done Joe Thumbs Up
 Heskor11/11/2015 15:12:47 GMT
Wow i wish i could win it only once no need to win it like 5 times or so to get cash but who knows as i evolved as a poker player i would think that maybe later i would go for the record or something in that line , anyway peace out mate have fun at the tables and hope you do well and make some good money and all cheers peace out mate have fun and good luck again at the tables now im out and be back later cheers peace out!
 bowie198412/11/2015 01:48:37 GMT
Posted by Heskor:
Wow i wish i could win it only once no need to win it like 5 times or so to get cash but who knows as i evolved as a poker player i would think that maybe later i would go for the record or something in that line...

U posting about it in an affiliate website. U will never get that 10k to even register for it tbh.
 damosk12/11/2015 08:00:07 GMT
So! It's amazing isn't it, that a guy wins a poker game and gets this much attention...... Is it because of the fact he won a poker game, or is it the fact that he won sooooooooooo much money as a result of that poker game. Poker is amazing..... Where else can a regular Joe play a game and win such a huge amount of money and media attention! (Not saying he is a regular Joe, but it is possible)
 coinflip2312/11/2015 15:41:08 GMT
To be fair the only reason why he did dominate the final table was because he was hitting the cards time and time again. The others didn't get a look in.
 klash2312/11/2015 18:13:26 GMT
A fantastic win but to be honest I had totally forgot that this was still to be finished and now they drag it out it another three days just for the final table.......you definitely have to work for the money this year!!

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