It took just 40 hands, and Joe McKeehen could do no wrong. Once three handed play started, McKeehen and his massive chip lead were relentless, raising and re-raising his opponents time and time again. Mckeehen was chip leader for the entire final table.
He played great, made all the right decisions, and ran extremely well. Josh Beckley and Neil Blumenfield were unable to apply any pressure on McKeehen. It was just the opposite, and McKeehen kept his foot on the gas the whole way.
It was simply one of the most dominating final table performances the Main Event has ever seen.
First he took out Blumenfield, then needed just a dozen hands heads-up versus Beckley to seal the deal. Joe McKeehen is the 2015 WSOP Main Event champion. He earns a staggering $7,683,346 and the championship bracelet.
Hand #172 – Blumenfield Falls
With the blinds now at 500,000/1,000,000/150,000 ante, Beckley (39,150,000) min raises from the button.
McKeehen (141,375,000) re-raises to 5.4 million.
Blumenfield (12,125,000) four bet shoves all-in.
McKeehen snap calls and shows Q♠ Q♥. Blumenfield tables the 2♥ 2♦ and is way behind.
The board runs out 7♥ 4♣ 10♥ 4♠ K♠, and Blumenfield is eliminated in 3rd place for $3,398,298.
Joe McKeehen - $155,650,000 (81%)
Josh Beckley - $37,000,000 (19%)
Hand #184 – McKeehen Wins
Beckley open shoves all-in for his last 19.4 million.
McKeehen wastes no time calling and tables A♥ 10♦.
Beckley reveals the 4♦ 4♣, and is flipping for his tournament life.
The flop has the 10♣ right in the window, and the board runs out 10♣ 5♠ Q♠ 5♦ J♣.
Beckley is eliminated in 2nd place for $4,470,896.
McKeehen is World Champion collecting $7,683,346 and the championship bracelet.
The 2015 WSOP Main Event started July 8th, with 6,420 entrants and a prize pool of over $60 million.
Congratulations to the 2015 WSOP Main Event champ Joseph McKeehen, who now joins an esteem list of previous champions such as Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, and Phil Hellmuth.
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