The 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event resumed action on Sunday evening in Las Vegas with the November Nine returning to play down to the final six competitors.
PokerNews was on hand for all the action and will be in Las Vegas for the duration of the final table. As a part of our coverage, that is brought to you by 888poker, we will be bringing readers a special "888 Hand of the Day" from each day of play.
The first day of action was highlighted by chip leader Joe McKeehen, who also happens to be one of the 888poker sponsored players. McKeehen entered the final table with 63.1 million in chips and only improved his position by building to 91.35 million where he finished. McKeehen busted all three of the players who were eliminated on the first day, but for the 888 Hand of the Day we're going to focus on another one of his triumphs.
On Hand #53 of the final table, McKeehen opened to 1.2 million from early position. Ofer Zvi Stern called from the cutoff seat, and Max Steinberg called from the big blind to create a three-way pot.
After the dealer spread the flop, Steinberg checked. McKeehen bet 1.6 million, Stern called, and Steinberg folded.
The turn was the to pair the board, and McKeehen checked. Stern also checked, and the dealer added the on the river to complete the board. McKeehen bet 3.8 million, and Stern thought for a bit before he made the call. McKeehen rolled over the , and Stern mucked his hand.
The hand allowed McKeehen to move his stack to just shy of 86 million in chips and further extend his chip lead. As if it seemed like McKeehen could do no wrong in previous days of the 2015 WSOP Main Event, the first day of the final table only further exemplified that. This correct value bet for McKeehen was sized correctly and allowed McKeehen to add more ammo to his arsenal.
As the 2015 WSOP Main Event final table rolls on, be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews for continued coverage, including regular 888 Hand of the Day articles.