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WSOP “November 9” Preview – Chip Leader Joe McKeehen

November 9

In anticipation of the World Series of Poker Main Event final table, Rakeback.com will profile each of the “November 9” players. The tournament resumes November 8th at 8:30 pm EST. First place pays a staggering $7,680,021. Here is a look at the current chip leader, Joe Mckeehen.

Seat: 6 — Joe McKeehenJoe McKeehen

  • Chip Count: 64,100,000 (Chip Leader)
  • Home: North Wales, Pennsylvania
  • Age: 24
  • Profession: Poker Player
  • Lifetime Earnings: $1,995,070
  • Biggest Poker Score: 2014 $1,500 WSOP Monster Stack — 2nd Place ($820,863)

Pennsylvania native Joe McKeehen will come to the final table as chip leader, holding one third of the total chips in play. McKeehen is one of the most experienced players remaining and the pressure will be on for him to close the deal.

McKeehen started playing poker around 2003, and since then has amassed nearly $2,000,000 in live earnings, along with over $1,000,000 more playing online. He holds a math degree from Arcadia University and has won 12 poker titles over the course of his 77 live tournament cashes.

McKeehen, known online and on Twitter as “dude904”, is already familiar with being World Champion. He captured the 2010 Annual Risk Classic tournament. Risk, of course is the popular board game dealing with world domination.

Come November, McKeehen will be looking to dominate the poker world. He credits his deep run in this year’s Main Event to his previous WSOP experience, and his ability to read other players at the table.

McKeehen had this to say… "If I see you're nervous, I can pick something up off that, online you can't do that, I think a lot of people have experience, but since I have a lot of live experience it probably gives me an edge. I've definitely picked up reads on people, so I think that's something where I'll definitely have an advantage in the future."

Joe McKeehen will be a strong favorite come November. However, once the cards hit the felt and the pressure is on anything can happen. There are still eight other players hungry to become the 2015 WSOP Main Event champion.

Next week we’ll meet, second in chips Zvi Stern of Israel. 

By Dan Dececco, Rakeback.com Freelance Author

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