It was the river card heard ‘round the poker world.
A fateful queen of hearts completed a straight for the unheralded Joe McKeehen and ended poker icon Daniel Negreanu’s incredible run in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event.
Negreanu, who missed making the November Nine by just two eliminations, collapsed to the floor out of shock.
ESPN, Caesars, poker media members and poker fans everywhere were left wondering what might have been.
It was a one-of-a-kind journey for the game’s most popular player (Phil Ivey might have an argument in 2009).
This year the buzz around the tournament was taken to another level and, at long last, it looked like the November Nine concept was going to pay off in spades.
It wasn’t to be.
PokerListings was on hand every second of the World Series of Poker Main Event playdown and had our camera lenses pointed directly at Negreanu for the majority of the day.
Here’s a collection of photos from one of the most memorable days in the history of the WSOP.
Photos by Arthur Crowson, Matthew Showell and Alcanthang.