Joe McKeehen, the 24 year-old Pennsylvania poker pro was able to capture the World Series of Poker main event on Tuesday night. He earned his very first World Series of Poker bracelet and took home $7.68 million. It took 184 hands at the final table for Joe McKeehen to seal the deal.
He entered the final table with over double the chips of his next closest competitor and he never lost his lead. When anyone tried to play back at McKeehen, he either had the goods or made very strong decisions that allowed him to keep his dominance.
He has yet to have any plans for his $7.68 million.
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Joe McKeehen is continuing the recent trend of young people to win the World Series of Poker’s main event. Since 2008, the oldest player to win was 27, while all others have been 24 or younger.