The World Series of Poker Main Event has played down to the final three players, one of which will win the title of 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion and $7,683,346 in cash.
The action resumes tonight at 6 PM PT in Las Vegas at the Penn & Teller Theater in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and will continue until one player has all of the remaining 192,650,000 chips in play.
Televised coverage will be broadcast on a 30-minute delay beginning at 9:30 ET/6:30 PT on ESPN and other affiliated networks across the globe and online.
Each of the remaining three players has secured a minimum of $3,398,298. The second place finisher will receive an additional $1,072,598 and the winner scoring an additional $4,285,048 plus the coveted diamond-encrusted WSOP Main Event bracelet worth $500,000.
The current chipleader (pictured in the middle) is 24-year-old professional poker player Joe McKeehen from North Wales, Pennsylvania. McKeehen began the Final Table with approximately 33% of the chips in play and now doubled has stack to 128,825,000 chips.
Coming into the Main Event, McKeehen had a total of $3,514,982 in poker tournament earnings including 8 WSOP cashes, with his biggest score of $820,863 coming last year when he finished in 2nd place in the WSOP $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MONSTER STACK event.
In second place (pictured on the right) is 61 year old Neil Blumenfield from San Francisco, California with 40,125,000 in chips (21% of the chips in play).
Blumenfield is an amateur player but this marks his fifth-consecutive year playing the Main Event. Dubbed “The Legend” by WSOP Main Event commentator Antonio Esfandiari for his fearless play, Blumenfield hopes to become the oldest Main Event Champion since Johnny Moss won at age 67 in 1974.
The short-stack (pictured on the left) is 25-year-old poker professional from Marton Pennsylvania, Joshua Beckley. This is the first WSOP Final Table for Beckley who has lifetime live tournament winnings of $219,526. Beckley started the Final Table in 7th place, but has accumulated a total of 23,700,000 in chips.
Play will resume at Level 39 where each ante is 150,000 chips and the blinds are 500,000/1,000,000 forcing each player to put a minimum of 1.95 million chips in the pot for every three hands.