It took just two years for Joe McKeehen to win his second gold bracelet of the WSOP main event.
McKeehen won his first ever WSOP gold bracelet after clinching the 2015 WSOP $10,000 no-limit hold’em Main Event Championship. Now, two years later he has earned his second gold bracelet from the WSOP event and this time he won it after winning more or less the same event. This time the event was a limit hold’em event.
There were a total of 120 poker players who took part in the $10,000 no-limit hold’em event at the WSOP series. McKeehen topped the final standings table with prize money of $311,817. He said after winning the event that he felt really good and enjoyed playing in the WSOP event. He says that he likes this game and is very much fun to play this game.
McKeehen feels that the main event victory was sweeter than this win, but is very happy to have won his second gold bracelet of his career. He looks forward to even better showing in the WSOP events in the years to come.
As this is one of the prestigious events of the tournament because of it’s a huge $10,000 buy-in, many of the popular top stars of the poker game had competed in the event. There were several poker stars on display at the final day of this event. The final table saw players like Jon Turner, two-time bracelet winner Shaun Deeb, defending champion and three-time bracelet winner Ian Johns, two-time WSOP winner Ben Yu and J.C. Tran as the tough opponents of McKeehen.
McKeehen was up for the challenge from the greatest poker professionals. He entered the last day with the second shortest stack and had to fight against 14 players. He was able to survive the threat and thrived well to enter the heads-on the table against Jared Talarico with a 3 to 2 chip advantage.