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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 6:13 PM Local Time
Joe McKeehen raises to 2,000,000 on the button, then Josh Beckley reraises to 5,200,000 out of the big blind. McKeehen folds and Beckley takes the pot.
Josh Beckley - 25,400,000 (25 bb)
Joe McKeehen - 129,075,000 (129 bb)
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 6:11 PM Local Time
Josh Beckley raises to 2,250,000 on the button. Joe McKeehen is in the small blind and pops it up to 4,800,000 total. Neil Blumenfield folds and the action moves back to Beckley, who takes about 30 seconds before folding.
Joe McKeehen - 131,225,000 (131 bb)
Josh Beckley - 22,600,000 (23 bb)
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 6:09 PM Local Time
There is a dead small blind as a result of Max Steinberg's elimination in fourth place last night.
Josh Beckley raises to 2,200,000 on the button, Joe McKeehen folds the big blind, and Beckley takes the pot.
Josh Beckley - 25,000,000 (25 bb)
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 6:06 PM Local Time
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 5:59 PM Local Time
The final three players have been introduced and are in their seats awaiting for action to get underway in a couple of minutes. In the meantime, Jennifer Harman, who was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame on Friday, appears on the stage to a round of applause. WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel asks if Harman if she has any words for the final three.
"I'm jealous," she says with a laugh. She follows that up by telling the trio to play good and good luck.
When play resumes, blinds will be at 500,000/1,000,000 ante 150,000.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12:33 PM Local Time
| Neil Blumenfield
| Joe McKeehen
| Josh Beckley
| 40,125,000 in chips
| 128,825,000 in chips
| 23,700,000 in chips
Welcome to the third and final day of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event!
After four months of waiting and two days of final table action, it's time to crown a new champion.
Every hand of tonight's action will be broadcast on ESPN on a 30-minute delay, starting at 9:30 ET / 6:30 PT.
Two days ago, the 2015 November Nine returned to the felt to face off with $7.6 million dollars and the most prestigious prize in poker on the line. Joe McKeehen, a 24-year old professional player from Pennsylvania, had built a big chip lead in July, and he sat down on Sunday with about 1/3 of the chips in play. They played down to six players Sunday evening, and McKeehen secured all three bustouts as Patrick Chan, Federico Butteroni, and Pierre Neuville were eliminated. Along the way, McKeehen steadily increased his stack, and finished the day with nearly half the chips, three times as much as his closest competitor.
Yesterday, the remaining six players took their seats again, playing down to the final three. Thomas Cannuli, Ofer Zvi Stern, and Max Steinberg were eliminated in sixth, fifth, and fourth, respectively. Meanwhile, Josh Beckley--who started the day with one of the shortest stacks at the table--made a strong push, coming back from the brink to move into second place and become only the second player (after McKeehen) to cross the 40 million-chip mark. McKeehen himself started the day on a bit of a downswing, but reversed it and continued to accumulate chips. He still hasn't relinquished the chip lead, and after eliminating Max Steinberg on the final hand Monday night, McKeehen holds about 2/3 of the chips in play heading into tonight's finale. (For more, check out the chip-tracking chart, below.)
Neil Blumenfield, the second-eldest player ever to make the November Nine, is currently second behind McKeehen. McKeehen has over three times as many chips as Blumenfield (128 million to 40 million), and Beckley is in third with 23.7 million.
The final day is scheduled to begin tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the Penn and Teller Theater. The tournament resumes in Level 39, with blinds at 500,000/1,000,000 and a 100,000 ante. And play will continue until the next Main Event champion is crowned.
Here are the payouts for the remaining three finishers:
1st - $7,683,346
2nd - $4,470,896
3rd - $3,398,298
Click here for full results.
Chip Tracking Chart for First Two Days of 2015 Final Table