Joe McKeehen Still Dominating WSOP Main Event Final Table

wsopThis year’s World Series of Poker Main Event seems to be the Joe McKeehen show. After taking down three competitors on Sunday night, he then took down even more players to narrow down the field at the Rio to just three remaining. McKeehen, Neil Blumenfield and Josh Beckley will be back in action tonight to see who will earn the first place win. With a massive chip lead, it should be McKeehen who earns the first place win.

During the second hand of the night, Tom Cannuli was eliminated by Max Steinberg. Cannuli held the short stack and was all in with pocket aces. Steinberg called with pocket tens and with a ten on the flop, secured the win, eliminating Cannuli from the competition.

It would be three more hours before another player would be eliminated. Blumenfield was all-in preflop on a hand with Zvi Stern calling. Stern held A-J off suit with Blumenfield with A-K off suit. On the turn, Blumenfield earned a pair of kings and won the hand, eliminating Stern in fifth place.

Going home in fourth place would be Steinberg after taking on McKeehen. With only four players remaining, Steinberg held the shortest stack and ended up all in with A-J off suit. McKeehen held the higher hand with A-Q off suite and with a board helping no one, the higher ace of McKeehen won.

McKeehen now holds more than two thirds of the total chips in play and will be tough to beat as the event concludes this evening. First place will earn $7.6 million and the coveted gold bracelet, with action beginning again tonight at 8:30 pm CT. It will be interesting to see if McKeehen will be able to hold on to his lead and take out the remaining two to earn the victory.

Remaining players and chip counts:

Joe McKeehen                  128,825,000

Neil Blumenfield              40,125,000

Josh Beckley                      23,700,000

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