A single Day 3 hand at the 2019 World Series of Pok.er has catapulted Minnesota’s Joseph Beasy into the top 85 at the Main Event, delivering him 723,000 chips, the biggest 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 inside 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 having a 10-Ace-7 flop gave Welsch what he believed to be top pair, but Beasy bested Tam’s three-of-a-kind with a three-of-a-type of his own, establishing a dramatic raising from the stakes.
Following a 27,000 bet from True Website, Tam and Beasy called, despite a suggestion from your broadcast that the latter should’ve raised in case of straight possibilities. Beasy checked again following the turn was actually a 4, and shortly after, Tam bet 57,500. Later, the river revealed another 4, giving both Beasy and Tam full houses, with all the former betting 75,000 and Tam raising all the way to 250,000. Following a moment of reflection, Beasy can be seen calling it and taking the hand, using a perplexed Tam left to ponder what had occurred.
Updated World Combination of pok.er chip counts have Beasy at No. 81 in the Main Event with 2,117,000 after his special day 3 win. Tam, meanwhile, now ranks 199th with 1,140,000. There are still 354 players remaining after more than 8,500 entries, using the prize pool approximately greater 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 Number of pok.er main event is as a result of its final table of nine after having a wild finish to Day 7. All nine players in contention for the title have already locked up a payday of at least $1 million once action resumes Sunday night on the Rio All Suite Hotel & C.asino. Once action resumes, two massive pots contested late on Day 7 may have a substantial impact on just how the early stages of the final table will play out.
Hossein Ensan takes 177 million along with a considerable chip lead to the final day of action thanks in large part to some 116 million-chip pot he won off Timothy Su. After Ensan flopped a full house with pocket 10s, Su made a pair of queens and eventually known as a massive river bet.
Ensan had the event and exerted his pressure through much throughout the day, but his firepower increased significantly when he and Su tangled within the 116 million-chip pot — the greatest of the tournament to that particular point.
Garry Gates starts the ultimate table in second place with 99.3 million, because of a 100 million-chip pot of his own. Despite Gates and Henry Lu sitting in the middle of the rest at the time, with little pressure for immediate action, they went 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 towards the final table while Lu was outside in 11th place, for $800,000.
As someone who spent the last 15 years of his life in a selection of roles within the industry of pok.er, including time spent with media outlet pok.erNews and then with operator pok.erStars, the knowledge of being on the opposite side from the ropes has become surreal for Gates.
“It’s difficult to put that into words,” Gates said. “Being an industry person, and having numerous interactions with the best players on the planet, and being on the other part from the rail watching their deep runs and cheering for them to see their dreams becoming reality. … I mean, today I awakened to sms messages from Erik Seidel, and John Juanda, and Jason Koon, wishing me luck. That’s crazy.