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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 to Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Event #68: No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $60,355,857
  • Entries: 6,420
  • Remaining: 0
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11/10/2015 8:33:37 PM PST (about 92 days and 2 hours ago)
 
Joe McKeehen Wins 2015 Main Event!
 

2015 World Series of Poker November 9
Joe McKeehen raises his championship bracelet

It’s official—we have a new WSOP Main Event Champion!

After seven days of poker in July, and another three in November, Joe McKeehen was crowned poker’s World Champion, earning the most prestigious prize in poker—the WSOP Main Event bracelet—and $7,683,346.

McKeehen bested a field of 6,420 players, each of whom bought in for $10,000. After the week of poker in July, only 9 players remained. They returned Sunday after a four month hiatus to play. The 2015 November Nine was played out over three days this year. On Sunday, three players were eliminated in the course of 72 hands. Patrick Chan finished in ninth, Federico Butteroni in eighth, and Pierre Neuville in seventh. (Read more about the first day of the final table here.)

Then Monday, the remaining six players returned to the felt for three more eliminations: Thomas Cannuli in sixth, Ofer  Zvi Stern, in fifth, and Max Steinberg in fourth. (Read Nolan Dalla’s Day 2 report here.)

Over the course of the first two days of the final table, Joe McKeehen, who started the final table with a sizable chip lead, extended his lead substantially. He started on Sunday with about 1/3 of the chips in play, and finished Monday with more than twice that.

Tuesday, McKeehen, Josh Beckley, and Neil Blumenfield returned to the Penn and Teller Theater for one more day to play down to a winner. And today was the Joe McKeehen show. He quickly added to his stack, never showed any real weakness. Neither Beckley nor Blumenfield were able to gain any traction. After about 90 minutes of play, McKeehen eliminated Blumenfield. Just 12 hands and 30 minutes later, Beckley was eliminated as well when his pocket fours fell to McKeehen’s Ace-Ten.

Joe McKeehen now joins the elite ranks of previous Main Event winners like Johnny Moss, Doyle Brunson, Bobby Baldwin, Carlos Mortensen, Phil Hellmuth, Johnny Chan, and last year’s winner, Martin Jacobson.

Click here for a full report on the event from Nolan Dalla. And check below for a final table chip chart.

Here are the final table results from the 2015 World Series of Poker. Click here for full 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

Final Table Chip Chart

11/10/2015 8:04:20 PM PST (about 92 days and 2 hours ago)
 
Hand #184: Joe McKeehen is Your 2015 WSOP Main Event Champion!
 
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Josh Beckley open shoves for his last 19,400,000 and McKeehen takes less than ten seconds to call.

It is a classic coin flip with Beckley holding    to McKeehen's   . As the crowd waits for a flop, the crowd takes turns yelling out "ace" or "four", calling for the card that will help their contender.

The     flop causes McKeehen to raise his hands in the air triumphantly, but there are still two cards that can stave off elimination for Beckley.

The turn brings the   and Beckley has one more street and only two outs to stay alive.

McKeehen stays by the table,hands on his hips, and cautions his rail to stay off the stage until after he congratulates Beckley should the river bring the final table to a conclusion.

The river brings the   and McKeehen raises his arms in the air once again, this time as the 2015 WSOP Main Event champion!

McKeehen crosses the stage to give Beckley a conciliatory hug, then heads to his rail as confetti falls from the rafters in celebration of poker's newest millionaire and World Champion!

Meanwhile, Beckley's fans chant his name in celebration of his hard fought performance as the ESPN crew prepares the stage for the bracelet presentation.

Joe McKeehen - The 2015 WSOP Main Event Champion, earning $7,683,346 and the stunning Josten's bracelet
Josh Beckley - Eliminated in second place for $4,470,896

11/10/2015 7:58:11 PM PST (about 92 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Hand #183: Joe McKeehen
 

Joe McKeehen raises to 2,000,000 and Josh Beckley calls.

The flop comes     and Beckley checks. McKeehen stares at the board a few seconds, then bets 2,000,000. Beckley gives it a few seconds of deliberation and folds.

Joe McKeehen - 173,100,000 (173 bb)
Josh Beckley - 19,550,000 (20 bb)

11/10/2015 7:56:42 PM PST (about 92 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Hand #182: Joe McKeehen
 

Josh Beckley completes the small blind and Joe McKeehen raises to 3,000,000 out of the big blind. Beckley folds and McKeehen takes the pot.

Joe McKeehen - 170,900,000 (171 bb)
Josh Beckley -21,700,000 (22 bb)

11/10/2015 7:55:57 PM PST (about 92 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Hand 181: Josh Beckley
 

Josh Beckley gets a walk.

Joe McKeehen - 169,800,000 (170 bb)
Joshua Beckley - 22,850,000 (23 bb)

11/10/2015 7:55:19 PM PST (about 92 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Hand #181: Josh Beckley
 

Josh Beckley gets a walk.

Josh Beckley - 22,850,000 (23 bb)
Joe McKeehen - 169,800,000 (170 bb)

11/10/2015 7:54:57 PM PST (about 92 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Hand 180: Joe McKeehen
 

Joe McKeehen gets a walk.

Joe McKeehen - 170,450,000 (170 bb)
Joshua Beckley - 22,200,000 (22 bb)

11/10/2015 7:54:53 PM PST (about 92 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Hand #179: Josh Beckley Shoves
 

Joe McKeehen raises to 2,000,000 and Josh Beckley moves all in for just over 20,000,000. McKeehen folds and Beckley takes the pot.

Josh Beckley - 22,850,000 (23 bb)
Joe McKeehen - 169,800,000 (170 bb)

11/10/2015 7:53:34 PM PST (about 92 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Hand #178: Joe McKeehen
 

Josh Beckley raises to 2,000,000 and Joe McKeehen calls.

McKeehen checks the     flop and Beckley bets 1,200,000 and McKeehen calls.

The turn brings the   and McKeehen checks. Beckley bets 3,500,000, which McKeehen calls.

The river is the  . McKeehen checks, Beckley bets 4,700,000 and McKeehen calls.

Beckley shows    for a bluff and McKeehen takes the pot with   .

Joe McKeehen - 171,9000 (172 bb)
Josh Beckley - 20,700,000 (21 bb)

11/10/2015 7:48:35 PM PST (about 92 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Hand #177: Joe McKeehen
 

Joe McKeehen raises to 2,000,000 and Josh Beckley reraises to 4,800,000. McKeehen thinks a minute, then four-bets to 10,200,000 total, which is a little more than 27 percent of Beckley's stack. Beckley gives it up and McKeehen drags the pot.

Joe McKeehen - 160,000,000 (160 bb)
Josh Beckley - 32,650,000 (33 bb)

11/10/2015 7:45:31 PM PST (about 92 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Hand #176: Josh Beckley
 

2015 World Series of Poker November 9
Josh Beckley

Josh Beckley raises to 2,300,000 and Joe McKeehen calls.

The flop comes    . McKeehen checks, Beckley bets 2,100,000, and McKeehen calls.

The turn is the  . McKeehen checks, Beckley bets 3,200,000, McKeehen folds, and Beckley takes the pot.

Josh Beckley - 37,600,000 (38 bb)
Joe McKeehen - 155,000,000 (155 bb)

11/10/2015 7:42:51 PM PST (about 92 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Hand #175: Joe McKeehen
 
Joe McKeehen raises 2,000,000, winning the big blind and antes.

Joe McKeehen - 159,6000 (160 bb)
Josh Beckley - 33,050,000 (33 bb)
11/10/2015 7:41:25 PM PST (about 92 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Hand #174: Joe McKeehen
 

Josh Beckley gives Joe McKeehen a walk.

Joe McKeehen - 158,400,000 (158 bb)
Josh Beckley - 34,200,000

11/10/2015 7:40:49 PM PST (about 92 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Hand #173: Joe McKeehen
 

Joe McKeehen begins heads-up play as the button and the small blind. McKeehen raises to 2,000,000 and Josh Beckley calls.

The flop is    . Beckley checks, McKeehen bets 2,000,000, Beckley folds, and McKeehen wins the pot.

Joe McKeehen - 157,800,000 (158 bb)
Josh Beckley - 34,850,000 (35 bb)

11/10/2015 7:33:02 PM PST (about 92 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Hand #172: Neil Blumenfield Eliminated in 3rd Place ($3,398,298)
 

 

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Neil Blumenfield Finished in 3rd Place

Josh Beckley raises to 2,000,000 from the button and Joe McKeehen reraises to 5,400,000 out of the small blind. Neil Blumenfield immediately moves all in from the big blind for right around 12,000,000. Beckley folds and McKeehen calls.

The cards are tabled and McKeeehen is way out front, holding    to Blumenfield's   .

The entire theater is on their feet for the     flop. The McKeehen rail begins to chant "Jo-ey Ice Cube" after McKeehen folds on the flop.

The turn is the   and Blumenfield needs one of two cards to avoid elimination.

The river is the  , giving McKeehen the pot and sending Blumenfield home in third place.

Joe McKeehen - 155,650,000 (156 bb)
Neil Blumenfield - Eliminated in third place for $3,398,298

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Joshua Beckley (left) and Joe McKeehen are now heads up for the bracelet
11/10/2015 7:28:30 PM PST (about 92 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Hand #171: Neil Blumenfield
 

Neil Blumenfield moves all in from the button for a little over 10,000,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Neil Blumenfield - 12,125,000 (12 bb)

11/10/2015 7:27:35 PM PST (about 92 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Hand #170: Joe McKeehen
 

Joe McKeehen raises to around 2,000,000 on the button, winning the blinds and antes. It's the eighth consecutive pot for McKeehen.

Joe McKeehen - 142,525,000 (143 bb)

11/10/2015 7:26:47 PM PST (about 92 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Hand #169: Joe McKeehen
 

Joe McKeehen raises from the small blind, Neil Blumenfield folds his big blind, and McKeehen takes the pot.

Joe McKeehen - 140,725,000 (141 bb)

11/10/2015 7:26:00 PM PST (about 92 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Hand #168: Joe McKeehen
 

Joe McKeehen gets a walk in the big blind.

Joe McKeehen - 139,425,000 (139 bb)

11/10/2015 7:25:08 PM PST (about 92 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Hand #167: Joe McKeehen
 

Joe McKeehen raises from the button, winning the blinds and antes.

Joe McKeeehen - 138,625,000 (139 bb)

11/10/2015 7:19:40 PM PST (about 92 days and 3 hours ago)
 
Hand #166: Joe McKeehen
 

Joe McKeehen raises to 2,500,000 from the small blind, Neil Blumenfield folds the big blind, and McKeehen takes the pot.

Joe McKeehen - 136,825,000 (137 bb)

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