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 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 in the hand, initially with a couple 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 thought to be top pair, but Beasy bested Tam’s three-of-a-kind with a three-of-a-sort of their own, establishing a dramatic raising from the stakes.
After having a 27,000 bet from Real Generator, Tam and Beasy called, despite a suggestion from the broadcast that the latter should’ve raised in case of straight possibilities. Beasy checked again following the turn was a 4, and very soon after, Tam bet 57,500. Later, the river revealed another 4, giving both Beasy and Tam full houses, with 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 using the hand, having a perplexed Tam left to ponder what had occurred.
Updated World Number of pok.er chip counts have Beasy at No. 81 in the Main Event with 2,117,000 after his wedding day 3 win. Tam, meanwhile, now ranks 199th with 1,140,000. There are still 354 players remaining after greater than 8,500 entries, with all the prize pool up to 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 following a wild finish to Day 7. All nine players in contention for your title have already locked up a payday of a minimum of $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 a significant impact on just how the early stages of the final table can 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 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 experience and exerted his pressure through much of the day, but his firepower increased significantly when he and Su tangled within the 116 million-chip pot — the largest in the tournament to that point.
Garry Gates starts the ultimate table in second place with 99.3 million, because of 100 million-chip pot of his own. Despite Gates and Henry Lu sitting in the center of the pack during the time, with little pressure for immediate 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. 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 somebody who spent the last 15 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 on with operator pok.erStars, the event of being on the opposite side in the ropes has been surreal for Gates.
“It’s tough to put that into words,” Gates said. “As an industry person, and having so many interactions with the best players on earth, and being on the other side in the rail watching their deep runs and cheering for them to see their dreams becoming reality. … I mean, this morning I woke up to texts from Erik Seidel, and John Juanda, and Jason Koon, wishing me luck. That’s crazy.