The 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event has been completed, with 24-year-old poker pro Joe McKeehan taking home the championship along with a $7,683,346 prize.
McKeehan beat Josh Beckley in heads up play, ending at just 183 hands and just took three hours of play into the third day of the final table. After he won the tournament, McKeehan hugged his parents and grandparents, and later commented, saying: "This is definitely the greatest accomplishment anyone can have in this game. I was always confident I could make money playing the game professionally, but to get this really proves something. It still hasn't hit me just yet, but I suppose sometime it will, sharing this with my family and friends - for me, that's the best part."
Beckley was conciliatory toward the big winner, who also happens to be his friend. "I'm close friends with Joe, so it was really great to see him get the win. It was well deserved, no question," the second place finisher said.