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 may have 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 couple of 10s vs. Tam’s pair of 7s and Welsch’s Ace of Spades and 9 of hearts. Broadcasters quickly predicted a “bloodbath” following a 10-Ace-7 flop gave Welsch what he thought to be top pair, but Beasy bested Tam’s three-of-a-kind having a three-of-a-sort of their own, establishing a dramatic raising in the stakes.
After having a 27,000 bet from True Website, Tam and Beasy called, despite a suggestion from your broadcast the latter should’ve raised in the case of straight possibilities. Beasy checked again following the turn had been 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. Following a moment of reflection, Beasy can be seen calling it and taking the hand, having a perplexed Tam left to ponder what had occurred.
Updated World Combination of pok.er chip counts have Beasy at No. 81 within 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 a lot more than 8,500 entries, with all 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 Series 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 that title already have locked up a payday of a minimum of $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 significant influence on how the initial phases of the final table will play out.
Hossein Ensan takes 177 million as well as 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 a complete house with pocket 10s, Su made a set of queens and in the end referred to as a massive river bet.
Ensan had the event and exerted his pressure through much of the day, but his firepower increased significantly when he and Su tangled in the 116 million-chip pot — the biggest from the tournament to that particular point.
Garry Gates starts the final 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 center of the pack at the time, with little pressure for immediate action, they went along to war and Lu found himself all-in on the 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 to the final table while Lu was outside in 11th place, for $800,000.
As somebody who spent the last fifteen years of his life in a selection of roles within the realm of pok.er, including time spent with media outlet pok.erNews and then with operator pok.erStars, the event to be on the opposite side in the ropes has become surreal for Gates.
“It’s tough to put that into words,” Gates said. “Becoming an industry person, and getting a lot of interactions with the best players on the planet, and being on the other side from the rail watching their deep runs and cheering to them and seeing their dreams becoming reality. … I mean, today I awoke to text messages from Erik Seidel, and John Juanda, and Jason Koon, wishing me luck. That’s crazy.