Phoenixville Patch reports...
After a grueling three nights of high-caliber poker tournament play, filled with surprises, twists and turns, local man Joe McKeehen has emerged victorious as the 2015 World Series of Poker Champion.
Standing victorious over an enormous pile of chips, sporting a 76ers jersey, the North Wales native grinned hugely. He’d just won $7.6 million.
A member of Team 888, McKeehen wasted no time in day three, taking out Neil Blumenfield (3rd) and Josh Beckley (2nd) in less than an hour and a half.
After McKeehen eliminated Blumenfield with pocket Qs to Blumenfield’s pocket deuces, it took him a mere 12 hands to felt Beckley when he paired a 10 on the flop and bested Beckley’s pocket 4s.
In addition to the $7.6 million, McKeehen earned the coveted World Series of Poker Main Event bracelet and the title of World Champion.
“I always had confidence in my ability to make money and make a living playing poker. Winning the WSOP is the greatest achievement in the sport, and I’m very happy to have done it,” McKeehen said.
McKeehen entered the tournament as the chip leader with more than $60 million in chips and never relinquished the lead. He ended day 1 with $91 million and Day 2 with $128.8 million on his way to a landslide victory.
“I’m very happy the final table went as smooth as it did,” he added. “The way the cards came out it didn’t seem like I had too many tough decisions and when I did, I generally made the right ones. It was definitely easier than facing adversity and battling. It was just my day for three days in a row.”
On All Hallows' Eve, spread the local love and support craft wine, beer, and spirits by attending the Fright of the Phoenix Halloween Craft Bar Tour from 6 to 11 PM, presented by Black Walnut Winery Tasting Room & Wine Bar The Barrel, Bluebird Distilling and Stable 12 Brewing Company.
Partake in spooky drink specials, live music, adults-only trick-or-treating, and win prizes in the costume contest (Prizes for Scariest, Sexiest, Best Couple, and Most Original). Stop in to each location and purchase a beverage of your choice. Each establishment will vote for their favorites.
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT MIDNIGHT AT STABLE 12 BREWING COMPANY (Must be present to win)
Share photos and check in at #frightofthephoenix15
We all know that the annual Firebird Festival is awesome, but we may not have a clear understanding of the economics involved with creating a safe and comfortable event experience for the community. There's the cost of entertainment, insurance, and marketing of the festival. Then, there's the hard costs: Portable Restrooms ($2k), Stage / Sound ($2.5k), Construction Materials (over $1k), and the list goes on. If everyone contributes even just a little bit, the festival can continue as planned... Donations can be made at INDIE GO GO.
Are you tired of sitting around waiting for Halloween to happen? Do you find yourself needlessly strolling through the Halloween sections of every single store you enter? There may be a solution for your condition... SIPS "After Dark" Halloween Party this Saturday, October 17th at 9 PM.
On Wednesday, progress on the newest and biggest mural in Phoenixville continued. The mural is located adjacent to Buho's (101 Bridge Street) and is on the side of the new luxury condos. So far so good!
Vintage Vendors. Handmade Vendors. Music. Awesomeness. For more info and to RSVP, go HERE
The Beer Can Olympics will take place on Wednesday October 7 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Great American Pub (148 Bridge Street). Individuals must register at the outdoor bar between 5 and 7 p.m.
Each event will involve a Sly Fox beer can and each game must be played with a can in hand.
Contests include can jam, corn hole, and can field goals.
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 in points.