It is not easy to rattle Joe McKeehen. He sports a stoic reflection, talks in a monotonic voice, never too low or too high, and sees for those minute things.
It might be a raised eyebrow, an intercepting finger on the green poker table felt, or how fast someone would move their hands. The power to see what no one other people see has come through patience, practice and time.
Back on Tuesday at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Penn & Teller theatre, the red-bearded, soft-spoken McKeehen saw through each one. La Salle High School as well as Arcadia University grad did something that none thought he could do when he got hold of World Series of Poker 2015 championship, collecting a hefty US$ 7.68 million in 1st place prize money. And, he won it sporting an Allen Iverson jersey.
McKeehen told that he grew up as a huge Philly sports fan; and one could just call him a 4-for-4 guy. He wanted to sport something that represents Philly. That was very important to him. The twenty-four-year-old North Wales, the resident of Montgomery County who still stays at home with his parents outlived the 6420 entrants who started the event back on 5th July, anting up a US$ 10000 entry fee.
Evesham Townships Josh Beckley took home US$ 4.47 million for 2nd, and Neil Blumenfield of San Francisco, gathered US$ 3.39 million for ending in 3rd spot.