Day 1 Of World Series Of Poker Main Event Final Table


Nov 2015

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Joe McKeehen poker chip leader at end of Day 1

The first two days of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event final table have taken place, where the nine final poker players that remained back in July have met up once again to finish what they started. Taking place at the Penn & Teller Theatre in the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, it has been an exciting two days into the tournament final. With only three players left in the final table, we take a look at the November Nine and their starting chips on Day 1.

Player Chips At Start Chips At End
J. McKeehen 63,100,000 91,350,000
O. Stern 29,800,000 32,500,000
N. Blumenfield 22,000,000 31,500,000
M. Steinberg 20,200,000 16,000,000
J. Beckley 11,800,000 10,875,000
T. Cannuli 12,250,000 10,425,000
P. Neuville 21,075,000 0
F. Butteroni 6,200,000 0
P. Chan 6,225,000 0

Joe McKeehen came into Day 1 very aggressive, paying the most to see the flops (28), and paying the most pre-flop (17). He also had amazing hands all day, as he did not lose a single hand that he went to showdown with. He managed to get the largest chip lead, the biggest in the history of the final table, where he increased his chip count by 44.77%. This only solidified his running for the gold bracelet, as he did amazing on Day 2 as well. Day 2 chip counts:

Player Chips At Start Chips At End
J. McKeehen 91,350,000 128,825,000
N. Blumenfield 31,500,000 40,125,000
J. Beckley 10,875,000 23,700,000
O. Stern 32,500,000 0
M. Steinberg 16,000,000 0
T. Cannuli 10,425,000 0

Now only three players remain in the final table, with fourth place getting taken by Max Steinberg where he took $2,615,361; not a bad payday. McKeehen still the chip leader with a huge lead on the other two players. If he is able to keep dominating like he has these past two days, he will certainly be the next WSOP Main Event champion, $7.6 million in prize money and the coveted gold bracelet. It has been an exciting poker tournament so far.