The World Series of Poker Main Event 2015 has been won by the 24 year old professional player Joe McKeehen from Pennsylvania and in doing so he takes away not only the title WSOP Main Event Winner 2015 but also a pretty nice poker payday of $7,683,857 and the coveted WSOP winners gold and diamond bracelet.
The Main Event did of course start way back in July in Las Vegas and attracted a field of 6,420 players, creating a total prize pool of $60,355,857 with the top 1,000 players getting themselves a slice of the cash. The final table was set back in July and the November Nine returned with each player in the mix guaranteed no less than $1,001,020 however it was the number one spot that all players were of course after.
The current format of players returning for the final table in November began in 2008 and was warmly welcomed and this year was the shortest to date with just 183 hands of poker required to eliminate 8 and crown 1 the winner, that being Joe McKeehen. McKeehen started the final table in a strong position, holding around 30% of all chips in play as the players took their seats and he quickly extended that advantage, holding almost half the chips by the end of Day 1.
Day 2 saw much of the same and by close of play there were just 3 players remaining with McKeehen joined by Josh Beckley and Neil Blumenfield for Day 3. Day 3 was in fact a very short day, as it took just the 2 hours for proceedings to come to a conclusion as Blumenfield, the only amateur player to make the final table was knocked out after half an hour, however he was more than happy with a 3rd place finish and a check for over $3.3 Million.
Just a short while later the champion took the spoils as McKeehen took down Beckley in straightforward fashion with 10’s beating 4’s and while Beckley collected a very nice $4,470,896 it was McKeehen who grabbed the first place prize money, the bracelet and the title of WSOP Main Event Champion 2015.