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.
"This has been one of the greatest experiences of my life," Neuville told the press afterward. "I owe so much to so many people just for being here. And to have this moment is more than I can express my thanks for. I have been around for a long time. Sometimes you run very good, and sometimes you run very bad and there is nothing you can do about that. For me, it was a night I ran bad. But, I have to say I ran very good at the WSOP this year and that's what I will remember."
"It went very well," McKeehen said. "There's still a lot of poker left to play. But I have to be very happy with how things went at the table tonight. My goal is to continue playing my style. But this was a good day, that's for sure."
When play resumes today, McKeehen will lead the final 6 players with 91,450,000 in chips! That's about half of the chips in play! Will anyone be able to stop him?
Joe McKeehen - 91,450,000
Ofer Zvi Stern - 32,400,000
Neil Blumenfield - 31,500,000
Max Steinberg - 16,000,000
Josh Beckley - 10,875,000
Thomas Cannuli - 10,425,00
Click here for some information on the 2015 November Nine line up, prizes etc.