Five years ago, Joe McKeehen won the 2015 WSOP Main Event. His winning ways continue as he just took down Event #14 of the 2020 WSOP Online Bracelet series.
McKeehen, who now has three gold bracelets, emerged victorious in a $3,200 NL Hold’em High Roller event. He collected a $352,985 payout for the win.
Details on McKeehen’s Online Bracelet Win
Event #14 drew 368 players and 486 entries when accounting for rebuys. The field included a number of legends, such as Phil Hellmuth (“Lumestackin”), Chance Kornuth (“bingshui”), Chris Ferguson, and Daniel Negreanu.
McKeehen wasn’t intimidated, though, and played well from start to finish in the series’ largest buy-in tournament. He eventually faced off against Frank “thewholefunk” Funaro heads-up for the title. Funaro settled for second place and his biggest-ever cash at $219,089.
Here are some of the big names that cashed in Event #14:
- Joe McKeehen (“fanofdapoker”) – $352,985
- Ryan Depaulo (“joeyisamush”) – $11,459
- Loren Klein (“BabyJesus”) – $11,459
- Ryan Laplante (“protential”) – $8,293
- Maria Konnikova (“bluerat”) – $6,031
McKeehen’s Strong Poker Career Continues
Some WSOP Main Event champs don’t go on to do great things after their crowning achievement. However, Joe McKeehen has definitely proven to have staying power.
He first gained poker stardom after winning the 2015 WSOP ME along with $7,683,346. Rather than resting on his laurels, McKeehen continued grinding and racking up live tournament cashes.
He added a second gold bracelet by winning the 2017 WSOP $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship along with $311,817. As covered before, McKeehen added his third bracelet after taking down Event #14 this summer.
In all, he has $16,652,259 in live tournament cashes. Over half of this money has come away from the Main Event win. It looks like McKeehen is poised to continue playing well into the future.