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Name Joe McKeehen
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Role Professional Poker Player
Siblings Michael McKeehen
|Residence North Wales, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
Born June 28, 1991 (age 24) (1991-06-28)
Parents Gina McKeehen, Brent McKeehen
Highest ITM Main Event finish Winner, 2015
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Joseph "Joe" McKeehen (born June 28, 1991) is an American professional poker player from North Wales, Pennsylvania. In 2015 he won the World Series of Poker Main Event, earning $7,683,346.
McKeehen attended high school at La Salle College High School, then graduated from Arcadia University with a math degree. In 2010 he won the world championship in the board game Risk. His first poker title came in 2012, when he won a side event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for $116,230. In March 2013 he won the WSOP Circuit event in Atlantic City, New Jersey, earning $174,147. That year he cashed in the WSOP Main Event for the first time, finishing in 489th place. Prior to the 2015 Main Event, McKeehen's largest cash came for a 2nd-place finish in the Monster Stack event at the 2014 World Series of Poker, where he earned $820,863.
At the 2015 Main Event, McKeehen made the November Nine with the chip lead and nearly a third of the chips in play. Throughout the final table, he never relinquished the chip lead and defeated Josh Beckley heads-up with A♥ 10♦ against 4♦ 4♣.
In January 2016, McKeehen finished runner-up to Bryn Kenney in the $100,000 Super High Roller event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, earning $1,220,480.
In July 2016, he finished 6th in WSOP $111,111 No Limit Hold'em High Roller for One Drop for $829,792. McKeehen captured his second WSOP bracelet in 2017, winning the $10,000 Limit Hold'em World Championship.
As of October 2016, McKeehen's total live tournament winnings exceed $12,800,000. His 14 WSOP cashes account for $9,451,754 of those earnings.