Keith Lehr Jets to Second WSOP Title

Keith Lehr Jets to Second WSOP Title

Friday, 5 June 2015

With all the rumours and allegations regarding a potential cheating scandal in the WSOP $10k Heads Up NLHE Championship event the achievements of winner Keith Lehr feel a little overshadowed.

The Heads Up NLHE Championship is traditionally one of the WSOP's toughest events and the 2015 edition was no exception, attracting many of the world's top two-handed performers including Phil Galfond, Doug Polk and Connor Drinan.

Lehr had to win seven matches to win his second World Series bracelet defeating Matthew Hyman, Adam Sobolewski and Justin Oliver on Tuesday. The 51-year-old saw off Jake Schindler and the controversial figure of Valeriu Coca before beating Dee Tiller in an epic three-hour contest on Wednesday.

The Louisiana native sealed the deal against Paul Volpe on Thursday, taking less than an hour to win the $334,340 first prize.

Lehr needed a little luck on the final hand, rivering a better pair than Volpe who had to settle for $206,620 for his runner-up finish.

“It’s nice to be back and get a win this time,” Lehr told “As I get older, I realize it’s a kid’s game. Winning is never easy, especially because it’s so tough now.... I don’t play many of these events, maybe just 5 or 6 a year, so for me to get a bracelet is special.”

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