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Joe McKeehen Wins 2015 WSOP Main Event and $7.7 million

November 11, 2015 Live poker

Joe McKeehen held on to his lead throughout the entire final table and won the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event and $ 7.7 million.

McKeehen started the final table with the largest lead in November Nine history and never lost it on his way to victory.

“It was just my day for three days,” McKeehen said. “I was never really at risk.

“Even if I’d lost the big pots I’d still have a huge lead.”

It was the McKeehen show from start to finish.

“It hasn’t really hit me,” the Philadelphia native said. “But it feels good.”

Starting Out Strong

The first day, McKeehen eliminated all three players.

The first casualty was Patrick Chan, who fell in the second hand of the day.


McKeehen started that hand on the button and moved all-in when action folded to him.

Both short stack...

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Digging Deep to Find a Favorite in 2015 WSOP November Nine Pt. 3

November 4, 2015 Live poker

I only have two players from this year’s November Nine left to present to you.

The rest were presented/discussed here and here.

Play will pick up this Sunday at Level 35 with blinds of 200,000/400,000 and a 50,000 ante.

The last two players to discuss are the two with the most chips. Together they have 48.3% of the chips … but you’d probably not find anyone offering even money on either of these two combined to become the next World Champion.

That mostly has to do with Joe McKeehen’s impressive performance gobbling up chips with two tables left.

Zvi Stern, 36 Years Old, Israel

Zvi Stern

Stern doesn’t have an impressive tournament resume, especially not among these wolves. But he does have a lot of chips.

With 74.5 BBs he has almost 20 BBs more than Neil Blumenfield in third place...

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Daily 3-Bet: JayP-AA Binge, WSOP ESPN Surge, Shark Cage 2

September 15, 2015 Live poker

The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is a slip of paper, a rack of chips and a skip in your heartbeat as you begin the best day of your afternoon poker news day life.

Have a tip for a future 3-Bet? Let us know about it in the comments.

Today in the 3-Bet we find unknown high-stakes crusher JayP-AA on a $ 1m tear, the road to the WSOP final table begins in earnest and PokerStars’ Shark Cage is back.

1) JayP-AA Has $ 1m 48-Hour Stretch

Unknown high-stakes online reg JayP-AA popped up on the poker scene early in 2011 – coincidentally just before Black Friday – after a runner-up finish in the Sunday Warm-Up dropped over $ 100k in his bankroll.

Ben Sulsky
Ben Sulsky.

No one expected him to last as his aggressive style led many to believe he’d have a short stay at high stakes.

Fast forward to this pa...

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2015 WSOP November Niner Pierre Neuville: “Best is Yet to Come”

July 16, 2015 Live poker

Just four months ago Pierre Neuville received a standing ovation at the European Poker Awards in Malta upon being presented the jury’s special prize, the Lifetime Achievement Award.

In his speech he expressed his thankfulness for the appreciation but also pointed out that he’s in no mood to quit the game.

He finished his speech with the words “the best is yet to come,” foreshadowing his amazing run to the November Nine culminated last night.

The 72-year-old Belgian has already shown the world there are no limits in No-Limit Hold’em. And he’s not done yet.

A Poker Player Who Didn’t Play

Pierre Neuville
Poker brought Neuville back to life.

The former “Friend of PokerStars” and president of Hasbro (producer of the game Trivial Pursuit), Neuville is one of the most popular players in Europe...

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WSOP 3-Bet: Rampaging Gold, Amazing Zinno, Robl Gone Wild

July 1, 2015 Live poker

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Today in the 3-Bet we find a long-awaited deep Jamie Gold run, Anthony Zinno nears his 5th (!) final table of the summer and Andrew Robl gone wild at the Aria $ 250k cash game.

1) Jamie Gold on a Rampage

Jamie Gold
Remember this guy?

We can’t think about the 2006 WSOP for very long without tears trickling slowly down our cheeks (you should have seen the free swag!) but we’ll try to hold the waterworks back to get this blurb out.

Jamie Gold is back and contending for another WSOP gold bracelet.

He’s second in chips with 37 players left in Event #59, $ 1,500 No-Limit Hold’em, and if the WSOP updates are an indication he’s doing it in some vintage JG form.

Not “top top” vintage, but he’s got a big stack again ...

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In the Money, Near the Lead: Jennifer Tilly Hunts Second WSOP Bracelet

June 17, 2015 Live poker

Back in 2005, Tilly won the $ 1,000 NLHE Ladies Event and has been chasing another World Series of Poker bracelet since.

“I always get that caveat like, ‘Well, that’s a ladies bracelet,’” said Tilly.

“So you know, it’d be great to win in an open field that has a lot of internet geniuses. I mean, it’d be fantastic.

“I could have one on each arm, like Wonder Woman.”

Tilly has had 11 WSOP cashes since her bracelet win and is currently seeing how far she can take her 12th.

Tilly finished day 1 of the $ 5,000 NLHE 6-Max 5th in chips and rose to the top of the counts when the bubble burst earlier today.

Now guaranteed $ 8,892, Tilly is looking to make a deep run in one of the toughest fields of the year.

Six-Max Adrenaline

“I really like the 6-max,” said Tilly...

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Christian Pham Accidentally Registers for 2-7, Wins WSOP Bracelet

June 13, 2015 Live poker

Pham had accidentally registered for a No-Limit 2-7 tournament, a game he didn’t even know existed.

Two days later, Pham won the event, his first World Series of Poker bracelet and $ 81,314.

“I sat at my table and they dealt five cards,” Pham said. “One guy threw away one card and someone else threw away two and I had no idea what game it was.

“I said, ‘Oh my god, what do I do?’”

Pham tried to unregister for the event but he was told there was nothing they could do since he’d already played a hand of the event.

With no idea of how to play the game, Pham was left with just one move.

“I thought I threw away $ 1,500,” Pham said. “I folded the first seven or nine hands because even if I had the nuts, I didn’t know.”

That led Pham to his first 2-7 lesson.

Learning the ...

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WSOP 3-Bet: That Old White Magic, EDog Millionaire, Hoss Rides Again

June 10, 2015 Live poker

Got a tip from in and around the Rio? Let us know in the comments.

Today in the 3-Bet we dig into the hocus pocus that is Phil Hellmuth’s WSOP dominance, find a familiar name back in contention in the Millionaire Maker and another familiar name back in the Limit game.

1) Phil Hellmuth: GOAT. GOAT? GOAT

Phil Hellmuth
Greatest ever? Hard to say no.

Plenty of poker people will cringe at the idea of Phil Hellmuth being proclaimed the Greatest of All Time but that’s certainly not the trend on Twitter today.

After waylaying another Razz field at the WSOP last night for his 14th career bracelet it’s getting harder and harder for Hellmuth haters out there (and there are plenty) to disregard his lifelong WSOP dominance.

Fourteen bracelets is pretty sick anyway you slice it.

Also pretty sick?

With 52 fi...

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Van Hoof, Newhouse Guide $10m Chase as WSOP Primary Function Resumes

November 10, 2014 Live poker

Just how huge could that rating be?

A assured $ ten million and a spot in the heritage textbooks as the forty fifth WSOP Entire world Winner.

Major the favorites in the remaining group of nine are two tranquil and knowledgeable poker specialists in the Netherlands’ Jorryt Van Hoof and back again-to-again closing tablist Mark Newhouse, but as we’ve observed many occasions before, it truly is still anyone’s recreation.

$ 10m Guarantee Greatest Given that 2006

Jamie Gold
Largest prize given that Jamie Gold’s $ 12m in 2006.

Powering the evident difference of nine distinct players at the table – or, really, 8 different gamers – the prime prize on the line in excess of the next two times is a confirmed $ 10m — the most significant considering that 2006.

The reaosn why there is just eight di...

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WSOP APAC three-Wager: Australia Strikes, Hachem Comes, Piece of Riess

October 6, 2014 Live poker

You can usually make your possess ideas for long term three-Wager pieces in the comments segment beneath.

In today’s Every day 3-Wager we’ll just take a seem at Australia profitable the very first bracelet of the 2014 WSOP APAC, Joe Hachem using to the felt and Ryan Riess talking about the reason he plays poker.

1) Melbourne’s Luke Brabin Normally takes Occasion 1 for Australia

It didn’t take long an Australian to claim gold at the 2014 WSOP APAC.

In the really first celebration of the series Melbourne local Luke Brabin outlasted all 611 gamers to turn into the second Australian to acquire a gold bracelet on property soil (the 1st was Aaron Lim in 2013).

Luke Brabin
Luke Brabin

Brabin took property $ 131,365 for his initiatives and a tale for the ages...

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