A single Day 3 hand at the 2019 World Number of Pok.er has catapulted Minnesota’s Joseph Beasy into the top 85 at the Main Event, delivering him 723,000 chips, the greatest pot of the competition.
Beasy, that 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 couple of 10s vs. Tam’s kind 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 his own, setting up a dramatic raising in the stakes.
After a 27,000 bet from Wsopfreechips.Org, Tam and Beasy called, despite a suggestion from your broadcast that the latter should’ve raised in case of straight possibilities. Beasy checked again after 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 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 Number of pok.er chip counts have Beasy at No. 81 within the Main Event with 2,117,000 after his special 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 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 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 your title have already locked up a payday of at the very 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 an important effect on the way the early stages in 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 a 116 million-chip pot he won off Timothy Su. After Ensan flopped an entire house with pocket 10s, Su made a set of queens and ultimately referred to as a massive river bet.
Ensan had the event and exerted his pressure through much during the day, but his firepower increased significantly when he and Su tangled inside the 116 million-chip pot — the biggest in the tournament to that particular point.
Garry Gates starts the final table in second place with 99.3 million, due to a 100 million-chip pot of his own. Despite Gates and Henry Lu sitting in the center of the pack at that time, with little pressure for fast action, they visited war and Lu found himself all-in on the Jc-Td-7s-6d board with K’s-J’s against Gates’ Ac-Jh. Using the harmless 8h on lwsndt river, Gates all but punched his ticket for the final table while Lu was out in 11th place, for $800,000.
As someone 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 later on with operator pok.erStars, the knowledge for being on the opposite side in the ropes has been surreal for Gates.
“It’s hard to put that into words,” Gates said. “Becoming an industry person, and getting a lot of interactions with all the best players on the planet, and being on the other part from the rail watching their deep runs and cheering to them to see their dreams come true. … After all, this morning I awakened to texts from Erik Seidel, and John Juanda, and Jason Koon, wishing me luck. That’s crazy.