A single Day 3 hand at the 2019 World Series of Pok.er has catapulted Minnesota’s Joseph Beasy in to the top 85 at the Main Event, delivering him 723,000 chips, the largest pot of the competition.
Beasy, who has almost $40,000 in career pok.er earnings, was up against Germany’s Simon Welsch and San Francisco’s Joshua Tam within the hand, initially with a pair of 10s vs. Tam’s set 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 using a three-of-a-sort of his very own, starting a dramatic raising from the stakes.
Following a 27,000 bet from Wsop Chip Generator 2020, Tam and Beasy called, despite a suggestion through the broadcast that the latter should’ve raised in the event of straight possibilities. Beasy checked again right after the turn was actually a 4, and very 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 all the way to 250,000. Following a moment of reflection, Beasy is visible calling it and utilizing the hand, with a perplexed Tam left to ponder what had occurred.
Updated World Combination 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. You may still find 354 players remaining after greater than 8,500 entries, with the prize pool as much as 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 Combination of pok.er main event is as a result of its final table of nine after a wild finish to Day 7. All nine players in contention for that title already have locked up a payday of at the very least $1 million once action resumes Sunday night in the Rio All Suite Hotel & C.asino. Once action resumes, two massive pots contested late on Day 7 could have an important influence on the way the early stages in the final table can play out.
Hossein Ensan takes 177 million and a considerable chip lead to the final day of action thanks in large part to a 116 million-chip pot he won off Timothy Su. After Ensan flopped a complete house with pocket 10s, Su made a pair of queens and in the end called a massive river bet.
Ensan had the knowledge and exerted his pressure through much of the day, but his firepower increased significantly when he and Su tangled inside the 116 million-chip pot — the greatest from the tournament to that particular point.
Garry Gates starts the last table in second place with 99.3 million, because of a 100 million-chip pot of their own. Despite Gates and Henry Lu sitting in the center of the pack at that time, with little pressure for immediate action, they went to war and Lu found himself all-in over a Jc-Td-7s-6d board with K’s-J’s against Gates’ Ac-Jh. With all the harmless 8h on lwsndt river, Gates all but punched his ticket to the final table while Lu was in 11th place, for $800,000.
As somebody who spent the last 20 years of his life in a selection of roles within the world of pok.er, including time spent with media outlet pok.erNews and later with operator pok.erStars, the event of being on the opposite side from the ropes continues to be surreal for Gates.
“It’s tough to put that into words,” Gates said. “As an industry person, and getting so many interactions with all the best players in the world, and being on the opposite side from the rail watching their deep runs and cheering to them and seeing their dreams becoming reality. … I mean, today I woke up to texts from Erik Seidel, and John Juanda, and Jason Koon, wishing me luck. That’s crazy.