On Tuesday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Event #14: $3,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller attracted 368 players who rebought 128 times. The 496-entry field generated a $1,507,840 prize pool, and after 14 hours of play, it was 2015 WSOP Main Event champ Joe McKeehen coming out on top to win a $352,985 first-place prize and his third career gold bracelet.
Five years ago, McKeehen etched his name in poker history by topping a field of 6,420 players to win the Main Event for $7,683,346. Two years later, he showed just why he’s one of the best in the world by taking down the 2017 WSOP Event #38: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship for $311,817. Now he’s a three-time bracelet winner joining players like David “Chip” Reese, Dewey Tomko, and Lyle Berman – all Poker Hall of Famers.
McKeehen played a patient game at the final table, carefully biding his time and picking his spots. In fact, he didn’t notch a final table elimination until the last one. The heads-up match was a battle of New Jersey players with Funaro holding 9.1 million to McKeehen’s 3.2 million. The former Main Event champ used his experience to seize the chip lead and close the deal when Funaro three-bet jammed with seven-six suited and McKeehen called with ace-nine. Funaro failed to catch and had to settle for second place and $219,089 in prize money.
|1||Joe “fanofdapoker” McKeehen||$352,985|
|2||Frank “thewholefunk” Funaro||$219,089|
|3||Roland “prngls12” Israelashvili||$148,975|
|4||Zhi Hong “Jaydestar17” Huang||$103,136|
|5||Lee “SoccerDJ” Vlastaris||$72,979|
|6||Clayton “nevarlucky” Maguire||$52,624|
|7||Nathan “innate9” Russler||$38,601|
|8||David “newjerz05” Jackson||$28,951|