A single Day 3 hand at the 2019 World Number of Pok.er has catapulted Minnesota’s Joseph Beasy in to the top 85 at the Main Event, delivering him 723,000 chips, the greatest pot of the competition.
Beasy, who may have almost $40,000 in career pok.er earnings, was against Germany’s Simon Welsch and San Francisco’s Joshua Tam within the hand, initially with a couple of 10s vs. Tam’s pair of 7s and Welsch’s Ace of Spades and 9 of hearts. Broadcasters quickly predicted a “bloodbath” after a 10-Ace-7 flop gave Welsch what he believed to be top pair, but Beasy bested Tam’s three-of-a-kind using a three-of-a-kind of their own, starting a dramatic raising from the stakes.
Following a 27,000 bet from Wsop Chips Generator 2020, Tam and Beasy called, despite a suggestion from the broadcast the latter should’ve raised in the case of straight possibilities. Beasy checked again following the turn was a 4, and soon after, Tam bet 57,500. Later, the river revealed another 4, giving both Beasy and Tam full houses, using the former betting 75,000 and Tam raising up to 250,000. After a moment of reflection, Beasy can be viewed calling it and using the hand, having a perplexed Tam left to ponder what had occurred.
Updated World Series of pok.er chip counts have Beasy at No. 81 inside the Main Event with 2,117,000 after his big Day 3 win. Tam, meanwhile, now ranks 199th with 1,140,000. There are still 354 players remaining after greater than 8,500 entries, using the prize pool approximately a lot more than $80,000. Among those remaining: 2013 WSOP Main Event runner-up Jay Farber, former bracelet winner Craig McCorkell and former NFL star Richard Seymour.
The 2019 World Series of pok.er main event is right down to its final table of nine following a wild finish to Day 7. All nine players in contention for the title already have locked up a payday of a minimum of $1 million once action resumes Sunday night at the Rio All Suite Hotel & C.asino. Once action resumes, two massive pots contested late on Day 7 will have a substantial influence on the way the initial phases of the final table can play out.
Hossein Ensan takes 177 million and a considerable chip lead in to the final day of action thanks in large part to some 116 million-chip pot he won off Timothy Su. After Ensan flopped an entire house with pocket 10s, Su made a pair of queens and ultimately known as a massive river bet.
Ensan had the knowledge and exerted his pressure through much of the day, but his firepower increased significantly as he and Su tangled inside the 116 million-chip pot — the biggest from the tournament to that particular point.
Garry Gates starts the ultimate table in second place with 99.3 million, due to a 100 million-chip pot of his very own. Despite Gates and Henry Lu sitting in the midst of the pack during the time, with little pressure for fast action, they went along to war and Lu found himself all-in on a Jc-Td-7s-6d board with K’s-J’s against Gates’ Ac-Jh. With the harmless 8h on lwsndt river, Gates all but punched his ticket for the final table while Lu was in 11th place, for $800,000.
As somebody who spent the last 15 years of his life in a variety of roles within the industry of pok.er, including time spent with media outlet pok.erNews and then with operator pok.erStars, the event for being on the opposite side of the ropes has become surreal for Gates.
“It’s tough to put that into words,” Gates said. “Becoming an industry person, and achieving so many interactions with the best players on the planet, and being on the opposite side in the rail watching their deep runs and cheering for them and seeing their dreams come true. … After all, today I awakened to sms messages from Erik Seidel, and John Juanda, and Jason Koon, wishing me luck. That’s crazy.