A group of executives and players from the poker community got together for an evening at Binion's Gambling Hall in Las Vegas. The WSOP Hall of Fame dinner and ceremony's purpose was to honor the WSOP 2015 Player of the Year, Mike Gorodinsky.
There was a buffet for all present as well as an open bar. The people attended took the time to socialize during the evening.
The action returns to the Las Vegas table an resumes 7:30 pm Eastern Time from Monday. The chances are that Joe McKeehen will make it to the final three, but who would join him playing for the $7.6 million first prize and the championship title?
Twenty-four-year-old Joe McKeehen from Pennsylvania is far away in the lead, with 91.3 million chips. The second place player only has 32.5 million in chips.
Player Max Steinberg showed a pair of 10's that quickly turned into a winning three-of-a-kind when the dealer placed the flop of the cards.
Italy's Federico Butteroni's is not going home with the $7.6 million. He did go home with $1.1 million, though. He was hanging on with a few million chips when McKeehen pushed him to go all-in.
Butteroni fans sang "jack, jack, jack" but it didn't make an appearance.
On the other hand, Patrick Chan was the first player out after he went all-in holding a king of spades and the queen of clubs. McKeehen was holding the ace of diamonds and the four of hearts. None of the five community cards could save 26-year-old Chan.
"I'm just glad I made it to this far. I appreciate the friends and family that came for me. I guess it just didn't work out today. But it's just poker."
For the last player eliminated on Sunday night, Pierre Neuville from Belgium, the World Series of Poker final will not be his last, and his eyes are already set on the next tournament.
Neuville had a couple of million chips when he moved all-in against McKeehen betting that an ace-jack suited would have won. It seemed like it would be good enough, but McKeehen's jack of hearts and six of hearts were transformed into a winning hand when the dealer revealed the final card.