WSOP champ Joe McKeehen wins the Philadelphia Poker Championship for $94,323

Joe McKeehen

The opening Philly Poker Championship Series started Rivers Casino Philadelphia last month and has already seen a poker superstar walk away with a win.

World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Joe McKeehenA Pennsylvania Native, took these PPCS Main Event with a buy-in of $2,200 for $94,323 after defeating Joe “The Worm” Palma in what the Rivers Philadelphia poker room billed as “an instant Philadelphia Poker classic.”

The Main Event champion and Palma, a native of Pennsylvania, who contributed to his over $1 million in earnings Hendon Mob Wins were joined by New Jersey’s at the final table Christopher Hill (3rd – $42,072) and Thomas Revell (5th – $23,084) as well as Massachusetts’ KevinGabriel (4th – $30,898).

The two finalists were the only players at the final table with seven figure live earnings and now have high five figure scores contributing to these impressive results.

Main Event Final Table Results

1 Joe McKeehen $94,323
2 Yeah Palma $58,266
3 Christopher Hill $42,072
4 Kevin Grabel $30,898
5 Tom Revello $23,084
6 Byron Vereschagin $17,540
7 Adam Calabrese $13,550
8th Brandon Lulow $10,640
9 Nir Cohen $8,489

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McKeehen kills it

McKeehen hasn’t let up since he won the 2015 WSOP Main Event for $7.7 million while playing athletics Philly Sixers Jersey. He has amassed several millions in revenue over the years since and is a bit of a new heater as we enter the new year.

In January, McKeehen finished third in the $5,300 Borgata Return for $440,327 ahead of seventh place in a Lucky Hearts Poker Open $25,000 High Roller for $67,600 in the same month. Later at that stop, McKeehen ran deep into the $3,500 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship and ended up in 25th place for $24,570.

Joe McKeehen
Joe McKeehen at the 2023 Borgata Return

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The Philadelphia Poker Championship Series consists of a handful of events and started on February 19th $180 Small rush with a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool, followed by the $250,000 guaranteed Main Event.

The $200,000 guaranteed is still on the agenda $560 Mystery Rushwhich started today with one of four departure flights ahead of Day 2 on April 12.

For more information on the Philadelphia Poker Championship Series, visit www.

Want to learn more about Rivers Casino? Read about a record-breaking $1.2 million Bad Beat jackpot hit at the Pittsburgh estate in August 2022!

Leading photo courtesy of Rivers Casino Philadelphia & Harry Corvese WSOP champ Joe McKeehen wins the Philadelphia Poker Championship for $94,323

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