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Joe McKeehen wins World Series of Poker, $7.68 million

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Pennsylvania poker pro Joe McKeehen never gave up his lead in the World Series of Poker’s championship event, and took home $7.68 million Tuesday night as the victor. The 25-year-old McKeehen won when his ace-10 turned into a pair of 10s on the flop, ensuring his victory in a face-off with Joshua Beckley of New Jersey who went all-in with a pair of fours. McKeehen held an overwhelming lead in poker chips coming into the finale and the entire three-day…

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World Series of Poker down to 6 men vying for $7.6M prize

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The man to beat at the World Series of Poker Main Event had an unrivaled tower of chips by night’s end and luck on his side. Joe McKeehen of Pennsylvania held an enormous lead going into the final three-day face-off with eight other players. Going into day two, he held 57 percent of all the chips on the table with hopes of having them all by day three. The chance for one player to win $7.6 million and poker’s most…

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Minnesota man’s mistake leads to winning poker’s top prize

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It’s one thing to outlast hundreds or thousands of poker players to win one of the World Series of Poker‘s 68 events and the Las Vegas tournament’s coveted gold bracelet. It’s another thing entirely to win a game you’ve never played before. Christian Pham of St. Paul, Minnesota, did exactly that Thursday, rising to the top of 219 players, including a few poker icons. By accident. The 40-year-old professional poker player said he intended to play no-limit Texas Hold ’em…

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World Series of Poker braces for thousands of players in 2015

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From playing Tuesday night poker matches in a garage with a $20 buy-in to being one among thousands hunched over green-felt tables shuffling stacks of poker chips everyone wishes will grow, 54-year-old Nick Luis Damico was one of likely many World Series of Poker first-timers navigating the annual championship Friday in Las Vegas. The draw for casual players and poker pros alike has been a single new event: the Colossus, and its relatively inexpensive $565 buy-in to get a small…

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This post brought to you by poker

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I had to sell off my seat to the World Series of Poker, but if I hadn’t I would have written something like this…good luck Nate! I’ll be boarding a plane in the next few minutes headed to Las Vegas, where I’ll be for the next several days to conduct some research (yes, really!) for my book and to play in the World Series of Poker. I haven’t played cards for 18 months or so, should you probably be happy…

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