Buckley Out, McKeehen Wins 2015 WSOP Main Event
Heads-up didn’t last long.
Nothing could stop Joe McKeehen at the final table. McKeehen started the heads-up match with a nearly 4-to-1 lead and just kept chipping away at Josh Beckley, one million at a time.
It took just 12 hands for McKeehen to finish off Buckley and seven of those hands ended without a flop.
In the last hand of the tournament, Beckley moved all-in for 19.4 million and McKeehen called. It was a $3.2 million coinflip after McKeehen showed A♥ T♦ to Beckley’s 4♣ 4♦.
Everything fell in McKeehen’s favor this tournament though and the flop Q♠ T♣ 5♠ flop was no different.
The turn brought a 5♦ and a few gasps from audience but the J♣ came on the river to give Joe McKeehen the title of WSOP Main Event champion.
Beckley won $4,470,896 for the runner-up finish while McKeehen won the bracelet and $7,783,346.
1 – Joe McKeehen - $7,683,346
2 – Josh Beckley - $4,470,896
3 – Neil Blumenfield - $3,398,298
4 – Max Steinberg - $2,615,361
5 – Ofer Zvi Stern - $1,911,423
6 – Tom Cannuli - $1,426,283
7 – Pierre Neuville - $1,203,293
8 – Federico Butteroni - $1,097,056
9 – Patrick Chan - $1,001,020