Joe McKeehen Warms Up

Joe McKeehen Warms Up

Thursday, 29 October 2015

As preparation for the upcoming main event final of the World Series Of Poker (WSOP), you can't do much better than winning another pretty big tournament.

This is exactly what finalist Joe McKeehen has managed to do after topping 267 others in Las Vegas and taking down the $1,600 buy-in Wynn Fall Classic this week and pocketing $90,125.

The Pennsylvania native will start next month's WSOP main event final from the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino with more than double the chips of his nearest rivals including Dennis Phillips, who finished fourth in the $300,000 guaranteed no-limit hold'em affair on Monday.

Phillips started the first-ever WSOP main event November final in 2008 with the lead before going on to finish in third for a pay-day of over $4.5 million. McKeehen is well placed to go even better and will be returning with 158 big blinds, which equates to 32.8 percent of the chips in play.

Wynn Fall Classic Result:

1 Joe McKeehen - $90,125

2 Seth Berger - $60,992

3 Jeffrey Roberson - $38,849

4 Dennis Phillips - $27,194

5 David Levi - $19,813

6 Hani Awad - $15,539

7 Sean Burson - $13,404

8 Giuseppe Pantaleo - $11,460

9 Joey Weissman - $9,712

Tags: Wynn Fall Classic, World Series Of Poker, WSOP, Joe McKeehen, Dennis Phillips, Seth Berger, Jeffrey Roberson, David Levi, Hani Awad, Sean Burson, Giuseppe Pantaleo, Joey Weissman, Rio All-Suite Hotel And Casino