This 24-year-old guy just won £5m at the World Series of Poker (Pics) 5 years ago

This 24-year-old guy just won £5m at the World Series of Poker (Pics)

Professional poker player Joe McKeehen became millions of pounds richer overnight after winning the World Series of Poker Main Event.

McKeehen, a 24-year-old from Pennsylvania, USA, outlasted more than 6,000 other players to win the $7.7m (£5.1m) first prize.

Three players returned on Tuesday to play down to a winner, with McKeehen beating fellow American Josh Beckley heads-up. Beckley took $4.47m (£2.9m) for second.


McKeehen went into the final table with the lead and never dropped out of first place.

After his victory, he humbly said: "I've got a lot of money now - gonna figure out what to do with it."

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