Joe Mckeehen is an Australian poker player that was known for many accomplishments in poker. Below are a few of his achievements and the ones that are related to his career in poker.
Many have considered Joe Mckeehen to be one of the best poker players to ever play the game. He started off his poker career in Sydney, Australia, playing high-stakes poker and making a name for himself in the community.
When he arrived to America he brought along with him a strong chin strap, since he grew up in Australia, he was taught how to tie a necktie and wouldn’t be using it in America. Eventually though, he learned how to use it in order to prevent falling asleep during tournaments.
With his new found strength, Mckeehen went on to study at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia for his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, before he decided to make the decision to make poker his career. He spent four years at UQ studying various business related subjects. The key reason he chose to become a businessman in the poker world was because he believed in what he saw in the poker scene, which was a more stable profession.
In 1996, Joe Mckeehen won the World Series of Poker Main Event held in Las Vegas, after only a few weeks of working for his own firm. This inspired him to dedicate his life to poker, and he began to work full time on his poker career.
He eventually took a break from poker and enrolled himself into the poker room at the Bally’s Casino in Las Vegas. He was recognized for his work ethic and capability within the poker scene. This encouraged him to continue working on his career as a poker professional.
To him, his ultimate goals in life were to become a poker pro and become a fully fledged member of the poker community. At the same time he was also interested in traveling, which brought him to play poker in Australia. He played in small card rooms for one month, making a living, and went on to further improve on his skills in poker and manage to win his first WSOP bracelet.
After winning his first bracelet he continued to improve his skills as a poker player and beat out many of the poker pros in his community. To help support himself he began to teach poker to poker pros, and that became his calling, he became a successful teacher and worked hard to support himself and his students.
The main purpose of teaching poker was to give poker players who were new to the game an edge over the players who had been doing this game for many years. He would take his students on regular trips to different poker sites and teach them the basics of how to play the poker game, and how to utilize the different strategies needed to win on the poker site they were playing on.
Mckeehen has taught a large number of people about the game of poker. After teaching for a few years he began to travel the world to teach poker to poker professionals, and by the end of his teaching career he had traveled to a total of sixteen different countries, including six countries in Europe.
He is still traveling the world teaching poker and to this day continues to travel to teach people about the game of poker. He often travels to great locations to begin with his teaching career, and later go to these locations once he has already developed a reputation among the poker community.
It must be said that as great as Mckeehen has been in his profession and his career, it has only been a few years that he has been in the world of poker, and he has not only shown he is a man of integrity and people skills, but he has also shown he has a huge potential for development. and for many years to come, he will be a very important part of the poker community and will continue to show a lot of promise as a poker professional.