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.
McKeehen eliminated several players on Day 7, including Daniel Negreanu in 11th place and Alex Turyansky in 10th to set the official final table of nine players. This is how the final hand of Day 7 was played out:
Alex Turyansky raised to 850,000 from mid position and Joe McKeehen three-bet to 2,050,000 from the big blind. Turyansky moved all in for 8.8 million and McKeehen quickly called.
McKeehen turned over QQ and had a slight lead against Turyansky with AK. The flop was 765 and McKeehen remained out in front. The 8 on the turn gave Turyansky a small chance of splitting the pot (besides his 6 outs, kings and aces, to win the pot. However, the river card was the J and sent Turyansky packing in 10th place for $756,897.
Below are the 2015 November Nine chip counts:
Seat 1: Zvi Stern - 29,800,000 (74 bb)
Seat 2: Pierre Neuville - 21,075,000 (52 bb)
Seat 3: Joshua Beckley - 10,800,000 (27 bb)
Seat 4: Max Steinberg - 20,200,000 (50 bb)
Seat 5: Thomas Cannuli - 12,250,000 (30 bb)
Seat 6: Joe McKeehen - 63,100,000 (160 bb)
Seat 7: Patrick Chan - 6,225,000 (15 bb)
Seat 8: Federico Butteroni - 6,200,000 (15 bb)
Seat 9: Neil Blumenfield - 22,000,000 (55 bb)
All players are guaranteed to take home at least a million each, but, of course, everyone will do their outmost to became the world champion and lay hands on the top prize of $7,680,021!
UPDATE 16/7/2015: ESPN Broadcast of the 2015 WSOP and November Nine
This year's final table (November Nine) broadcast will expand from two to there days. Coverage starts on Sunday, November 8th at 5:30 pm PST and continues until four players remain. Then, second day coverage starts on Monday, November 9th at 5 pm PST and continues until heads-up play. Finally, on Tuesday, November 10th at 6 pm PST, the heads-up match for poker's world champion title will air until a winner has been crowned.
However, coverage of the 2015 WSOP will already begin airing on September 14th and continue into the beginning of November. The show will air on Mondays the first three weeks, then change to Sunday nights on October 4th.