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Joseph McKeehen Wins 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event

24-Year-Old Poker Pro Dominates Final Table To Win $7.7 Million

by Erik Fast |  Published: Dec 09, 2015

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The come-from-behind win, from a fan perspective, is arguably the most compelling result in the world of competition. When we lack a clear rooting interest, the natural human tendency for empathy entices us to pull for the underdog. This is an understandable emotional response, but sometimes our sense of fairness and hunger for drama undercuts just how impressive a run-away victory can be. Taking a lead, and subsequently, the burden of expectation that it brings, and successfully converting advantage into triumph is often not as easy as the frontrunners make it look. Joe McKeehen, who had earned just over $2 million playing tournaments before this summer, came into the final table of the 2015 World Series of Poker $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event with just under a third of the chips in play, the biggest chip lead of any player since the adoption of the “November Nine” format in 2008. ...


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