Friday, June 28, 2019 6:19 PM Local Time
Joe Foresman Wins Event #59: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship for First Gold Bracelet
From a whopping 6,140 entries, the final player standing in the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #59: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship is Joe Foresman, earning his first gold bracelet and an added $10,000 seat into the 2019 WSOP Main Event.
Not only is this Foresman's first win, but it is also his first-ever career cash, taking home $397,903 and a coveted gold bracelet. He defeated a worthy competitor in WSOP champion Will Givens, who put up a massive fight and settled for $245,606 runner up.
"It was fun to play in. Once we got into the money, I was thrilled no matter what happened. I would've been happy cashing out $1,500, $2,000," Foresman told PokerNews. Understandably, the newly-crowned champion was often speechless after he realized the tournament was over. "When I got to the final table today, quite frankly, I said if I finished in fifth I don't care. I mean, it's still $100,000. This is still more than anything I could've ever imagined."
The 49-year-old graphic designer and musician has been playing poker for over 15 years and is a single business owner.
This is his first live career cash and win as he has only really played in a few daily deepstack events. The one and only bracelet event he has played before this one was when the WSOP was at Binion's.
"We sit there and dream about [winning a bracelet], but we never think it's going to be a reality," continued Foresman. "I had to get so lucky these four days. It's just one of those weeks."
When asked what he's going to do with the money, Foresman admitted he wants to make solid plans for his future. "I've wanted to buy a house for a while, it really depends on a lot of different factors. I'm probably going to invest a little in my partner's business, and beyond that, I've been wanting to give something to charity, but I don't know what charity yet."
Day 4 began with just five players remaining, and Foresman started the day with the chip lead. He only relinquished the lead to Givens, but quickly got it back before winning the title.
Final Table Results
|1||Joe Foresman||United States||$397,903 + $10,000 WSOP Main Event Seat|
|2||Will Givens||United States||$245,606|
|6||Mrityunjay Jha||United States||$77,308|
|7||David Goodman||United States||$58,988|
Day 4 Final Table Action
In just the sixth hand of the day, a short-stacked Gleb Kovtunov got his remaining stack of about nine big blinds in before the flop with ace-six offsuit but was dominated by Jeff Hakim's ace-king. He turned a straight draw but the board bricked out, forcing Kovtunov to settle for fifth place and $102,077.
About 40 minutes later, it was Hakim who found himself at risk, going all in with ace-five. He was dominated by Givens' pocket queens and couldn't catch any heat. Givens rivered a set for good measure, and Hakim pocketed a nice payday worth $135,783 for his fourth-place finish.
Shortly after three-handed play began, Givens took over the chip lead, finally knocking Foresman down from the top spot. The two players battled it out on an eight-high flop with two spades, and Givens got aggressive with third pair. Foresman stayed in the hand with ace-high but Givens took his pair of sevens to showdown and snagged the chip lead.
It wasn't long before Foresman check-shoved all in on the river against Givens and got a snap-call. Foresman tabled aces up, and Givens flashed bottom two pair before sending the chip lead right back.
Steffen Logen hung around as the shortest stack for a while, and eventually found a double against the chip leader. It wasn't long before he started to fizzle out though and finally got his stack in the middle with pocket eights. Givens held queen-ten of spades and flopped a flush draw before turning a pair of tens to send the German packing. Logen licked his wounds but settled for $245,606 for his third-place finish.
Heads-up play didn't last too long with Foresman starting play with almost four times as many chips as Givens. Foresman won back-to-back hands, making trips in the first hand and then a flush in the next.
Givens was left with 20 big blinds, and then Foresman chipped away to bring him below 10 bigs. In the final hand, Givens got his stack in the middle with pocket tens, but Foresman flopped a set of fours to lock up the win.
Friday, June 28, 2019 5:37 PM Local Time
Will Givens Eliminated in 2nd Place ($245,606)
Hand #153: Joe Foresman moved all in from the small blind and Will Givens instantly called for the last nine big blinds, having invested the big blind ante.
The flop improved Foresman to a set and he gasped an "oh my god." Givens failed to catch any help on the turn and river, and narrowly missed out on his second WSOP bracelet. Givens takes home $245,606 for his efforts, while Forsman has been crowned the champion and will pose for the winner shots shortly.
"It was meant for him, there was nothing I could do," Givens said in defeat while high-fiving his rail.
|Joe Foresman||186,200,000||18,000,000 |
|Will Givens||0||-16,000,000 |
Friday, June 28, 2019 5:34 PM Local Time
Hands #149-152: Givens Down to Ten Bigs
Hand #149: A walk for Will Givens.
Hand #150: Givens limped in and Joe Foresman checked. On the flop both players checked and Foresman bet the turn for 3,000,000, Givens called. After the river, both players checked and Foresman rolled over for trips fives as the winning hand.
Hand #151: Foresman completed from the small blind and Givens checked to the flop. A check by Givens brought a bet of 2,000,000 by Foresman and that won the pot.
Hand #152: Givens raised to 3,600,000 and Foresman jammed to force a fold from Givens.
|Joe Foresman||168,200,000||11,500,000 |
|Will Givens||16,000,000||-11,500,000 |
Friday, June 28, 2019 5:27 PM Local Time
Hands #144-148: Givens is Battling
Hand #144: Will Givens limped in, Joe Foresman raised to 5,500,000 and Givens folded.
Hand #145: Foresman limped in, Givens checked and they saw a flop of . Both players checked to the and the on the river. Givens bet 1,700,000 and Foresman folded.
Hand #146: Givens limped in and Foresman checked. The dealer fanned a flop of , Foresman checked, Givens bet 1,700,000 and Foresman folded.
Hand #147: Foresman made it 3,500,000 to go and Givens folded.
Hand #148: Givens raised to 3,600,000 and Foresman mucked.
|Joe Foresman||156,700,000||-1,500,000 |
|Will Givens||27,500,000||1,500,000 |
Friday, June 28, 2019 5:23 PM Local Time
Level 41 started
Friday, June 28, 2019 5:23 PM Local Time
Hands #141-143: Foresman Establishes Commanding Lead
Hand #141: Joe Foresman limped in and Will Givens raised to 4,000,000, which won the pot right there.
Hand #142: Givens raised out of the small blind to 2,500,000 and Foresman called to see the flop. Foresman check-called a bet of 1,800,000 and they checked the turn. On the river, Foresman check-called a bet worth 4,400,000 and Givens rolled over for a busted gutshot, which Foresman had beat with the for trips nines.
Hand #143: Foresman limped and Givens checked. They checked the flop and Givens bet the turn for 1,400,000, Foresman made the call. On the river, Givens fired a bet of 4,300,000 and Foresman raised to 10,000,000. Givens called and Foresman rolled over for a flush.
"Beautiful hand," Givens admitted in table chat and Foresman replied "that's how I have been running the last few days.
|Joe Foresman||158,200,000||22,200,000 |
|Will Givens||26,000,000||-22,200,000 |
Friday, June 28, 2019 5:15 PM Local Time
Hands #135-140: Now Walk it Out
Hand #135: Will Givens limped in on the button, Joe Foresman checked his option and they saw a flop of . Both players checked to the on the turn and then the on the river. Foresman check-folded to a bet of 1,500,000 from Givens.
Hand #136: Foresman limped in and Givens checked. The dealer fanned a flop of and they both checked it all the way down, seeing the on the turn and the on the river. Foresman tabled for the winner.
Hand #137: Foresman got a walk.
Hand #138: Foresman made it 2,600,000 to go and Givens called. The flop came , Givens checked, Foresman bet 3,000,000 and Givens let it go.
Hand #139: Foresman got a walk.
Hand #140: Givens got a walk.
|Joe Foresman||136,000,000||5,000,000 |
|Will Givens||48,200,000||-5,000,000 |
Friday, June 28, 2019 5:11 PM Local Time
Hands #130-134: Givens Pulls Some Back
Hand #130: Joe Foresman raised to 2,600,000 and Will Givens called to see the flop. Givens check-called a bet of 3,700,000 and the turn was checked. On the river, Givens made it 6,700,000 to go and Foresman called. Givens turned over and Foresman mucked the .
Hand #131: Givens raised to 2,500,000 and Foresman folded.
Hand #132: Foresman opened to 2,600,000 and Givens came along to the flop. They checked to the turn and Givens bet 3,000,000, Foresman called. No betting action came on the river and Foresman won the pot with .
Hand #133: A walk for Foresman.
Hand #134: Foresman limped and Givens checked. They checked the flop and turn. Givens check-called a bet of 2,000,000 and Foresman showed for an eight-high straight.
|Joe Foresman||131,000,000||-4,000,000 |
|Will Givens||53,200,000||4,000,000 |
Friday, June 28, 2019 5:02 PM Local Time
Heads-Up Play Begins
Joe Foresman begins heads-up play with a big lead, sitting on 135,200,000 in chips for 112 big blinds.
Will Givens has his eye on his second gold bracelet, coming in to play with 49,200,000 in chips for 41 big blinds.
|Joe Foresman||135,000,000||-200,000 |
|Will Givens||49,200,000||0 |
Friday, June 28, 2019 4:59 PM Local Time
Steffen Logen Eliminated in 3rd Place ($181,953)
Hand #129: Will Givens moved all in from the small blind and Steffen Logen took a slow look at his cards in the big blind before deciding to call for his last 14,000,000.
It was a classic race, with Logen at risk for his tournament life. The flop came and Givens picked up a flush draw to go with his over-cards.
The turn was the to pair Givens' ten to take the lead, and the river was the to send Logen to the rail in third place.
Both remaining players are guaranteed $245,606, but are playing for $397,903 and a gold bracelet for the winner.
|Joe Foresman||135,000,000||14,800,000 |
|Will Givens||49,200,000||-1,300,000 |
|Steffen Logen||0||-13,500,000 |
Friday, June 28, 2019 4:56 PM Local Time
Hands #126-128: Foresman Takes From Givens
Hand #126: Joe Foresman raised to 2,800,000 from the button and picked up the blinds and antes.
Hand #127: Will Givens raised to 2,500,000 from the button, Steffen Logen moved all in from the small blind and Givens folded.
Hand #128: Foresman limped in from the small blind and Givens raised to 3,800,000 from the big blind. Foresman called and they saw a flop of . Foresman checked, Givens bet 4,000,000 and Foresman called. The turn was the and Foresman check-called a bet of 5,500,000 this time. The river was the and both players checked.
Foresman tabled for the winner, and Givens flashed the before mucking his second card.
Friday, June 28, 2019 4:52 PM Local Time
Hands #121-125: Givens and Foresman Chop with Four-Deuce
Hand #121: Will Givens raised the button to 2,500,000 and Joe Foresman called in the big blind. On the flop, Foresman checked and folded to a bet of 2,100,000.
Hand #122: Foresman limped and Givens checked to the flop, on which he check-called a bet of 1,200,000. They checked the turn and the river brought a bet of 4,700,000 by Foresman. Givens called and they chopped it up, Foresman had and Givens the .
Hand #123: Foresman raised the button to 2,700,000 and that won the blinds and big blind ante.
Hand #124: A walk for Foresman.
Hand #125: Foresman raised to 2,600,000 in the small blind, Givens forfeited his big blind.
|Joe Foresman||120,200,000||4,200,000 |
|Will Givens||50,500,000||-2,700,000 |
|Steffen Logen||13,500,000||-1,500,000 |
Friday, June 28, 2019 4:43 PM Local Time
Hands #116-120: Logen is Slipping
Hand #116: Steffen Logen raised to 2,500,000 from the button and Will Givens defended his big blind. The flop came , Givens checked, Logen bet 2,500,000 and Givens called. The turn was the and Givens led out for 4,300,000. Logen called and they saw the complete the board on the river. Givens bet 6,200,000 and Logen tank-folded.
Hand #117: Givens limped in from the small blind, Logen raised to 3,000,000 and Givens limp-shoved all in. Logen had a decision to make with his final stack of about 12,000,000. Logen eventually folded.
Hand #118: Logen raised to 2,600,000 from the small blind, Joe Foresman shoved all in from the big blind and Logen tank-folded again.
Hand #119: Givens got a walk.
Hand #120: Givens raised to 2,500,000 from the small blind, Logen moved all in from the big blind and Givens folded.
|Joe Foresman||116,000,000||1,300,000 |
|Will Givens||53,200,000||15,700,000 |
|Steffen Logen||15,000,000||-14,300,000 |
Friday, June 28, 2019 4:32 PM Local Time
Hands #111-115: Logen Doubles Through Foresman
Hand #111: Will Givens was not back in his seat yet and Steffen Logen received a walk.
Hand #112: Logen jammed out of the small blind for 19,700,000 and Joe Foresman called from the big blind.
Both paired their kicker on the flop and Logen held up on the turn and river to secure the double up.
Hand #113: Logen raised to 2,500,000 on the button and Foresman came along from the small blind. They checked the flop and the followed on the turn. Foresman bet 5,800,000 and Logen called to see the on the river. Foresman check-called a bet of 5,300,000 with the for a flush, Logen had for rivered trips tens.
"I thought you might have a higher flush," Foresman mentioned in table chat.
Hand #114: Foresman raised to 2,600,000 on the button and Logen called. There was no betting action on the board and Logen won the pot with .
Hand #115: Givens raised the button to 2,500,000 and Foresman defended the big blind. They checked the flop and Foresman released his cards on the turn when facing a delayed continuation bet of 2,300,000 by Givens.
|Joe Foresman||114,700,000||-12,800,000 |
|Will Givens||37,500,000||-200,000 |
|Steffen Logen||29,300,000||10,200,000 |
Friday, June 28, 2019 4:16 PM Local Time
Level 40 started
Friday, June 28, 2019 4:05 PM Local Time
The remaining three players are on their first break of the day, returning at 4:15 p.m. local time.
Friday, June 28, 2019 4:05 PM Local Time
Hands #105-110: Logen Gets Active
Hand #105: Will Givens limped in from the small blind and Steffen Logen checked his option in the big blind. The flop came , Givens bet 1,300,000, Logen raised to 4,000,000 and Givens mucked.
Hand #106: Logen raised to 2,500,000 from the small blind and Joe Foresman checked from the big blind. The dealer fanned a flop of , Logen bet 2,500,000 and Foresman folded.
Hand #107: Logen made it 2,000,000 on the button and got calls from Foresman in the small blind and Givens in the big blind. The flop was and all three players checked to the on the turn. Foresman led out for 4,500,000, Givens folded and Logen went deep into the tank before releasing his hand.
Hand #108: Logen got a walk.
Hand #109: Logen completed from the small blind and Foresman checked from the big blind. The flop came , Logen checked, Foresman bet 1,500,000 and Logen mucked.
Hand #110: Logen made it 2,000,000 on the button, Foresman three-bet to 7,500,000 from the small blind and Logen folded.
|Joe Foresman||127,500,000||6,000,000 |
|Will Givens||37,700,000||-7,300,000 |
|Steffen Logen||19,100,000||2,100,000 |
Friday, June 28, 2019 3:54 PM Local Time
Hands #100-104: More for Foresman
Hand #100: Steffen Logen limped the small blind and Joe Foresman checked his option to a flop. Logen bet 1,500,000 and Foresman's raise to 4,500,000 won the pot uncontested.
Hand #101: Foresman limped the small blind and Will Givens checked to the flop. Both checked to the turn, on which Foresman checked and folded when facing a bet of 1,500,000 by Givens.
Hand #102: Givens limped in from the small blind and Logen raised to 2,500,000, Givens let go.
Hand #103: A walk for Foresman, who flipped over .
Hand #104: Logen min-raised the button to 2,000,000 and Foresman carefully cut out a three-bet to 7,300,000 in the small blind, which forced folds from Givens in the big blind and initial raiser Logen.
|Joe Foresman||121,500,000||11,900,000 |
|Will Givens||45,000,000||-7,000,000 |
|Steffen Logen||17,000,000||-4,800,000 |
Friday, June 28, 2019 3:47 PM Local Time
Hands #95-99: Foresman Doubles Into the Lead
Hand #95: Joe Foresman raised to 2,200,000 from the small blind and Will Givens defended from the big blind. The flop camed , Foresman bet 3,000,000 and Givens called.
The turn was the and Foresman bet 5,700,000 this time. Givens called and they saw the complete the board. Foresman checked and Givens bet 11,200,000. Foresman asked for a count and then check-shoved all in for 41,700,000. Givens quickly said, "I call" and Foresman announced he had two pair with . Givens flashed for weaker two pair and paid the bet, giving Foresman a double to take over the chip lead.
Hand #96: Givens called from the small blind and Steffen Logen checked his option in the big blind. The dealer fanned a flop of and Givens led out for 1,500,000. Logen called and they saw the on the turn. Givens checked and Logen went into the tank for about a minute before shoving all in for about 23,000,000. Givens tank-folded.
Hand #97: Givens raised to 2,300,000 from the button and Foresman defended his big blind. The flop came , Foresman checked, Givens bet 1,800,000 and Foresman called. The turn was the and both players checked to the on the river. Both players checked again and Foresman tabled for the winner.
Hand #98: Logen made it 2,200,000 from the button, Foresman three-bet to 6,800,000 from the small blind and Logen folded.
Hand #99: Givens raised to 3,500,000 from the small blind and Logen called from the big blind. The dealer put out a flop of , Givens led for 3,200,000 and Logen tank-folded.
|Joe Foresman||109,600,000||57,600,000 |
|Will Givens||52,000,000||-50,500,000 |
|Steffen Logen||21,800,000||-5,200,000 |
Friday, June 28, 2019 3:32 PM Local Time
Hands #90-94: Foresman Rivers Superior Flush
Hand #90: Will Givens raised to 3,500,000 out of the small blind and Steffen Logen moved all in from the big blind to win the pot.
Hand #91: Givens's button raise to 2,500,000 won the blinds and antes.
Hand #92: A walk for Givens.
Hand #93: Joe Foresman raised to 2,500,000 on the button and won the blinds and big blind ante.
Hand #94: Logen limped the small blind and Foresman checked. Both checked the flop and Logen bet the turn for 1,500,000, Foresman called. On the river, Logen check-folded to a bet of 3,000,000 and mucked face up, Foresman showed him the .
|Will Givens||102,500,000||-1,500,000 |
|Joe Foresman||52,000,000||1,000,000 |
|Steffen Logen||27,000,000||500,000 |