The 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #59: $600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Championship has drawn to a conclusion, with 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 event win, but it is also the first time he has ever cashed, 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 among the 6,140 entries.
The 49-year-old American graphic designer and musician has been playing poker for over 15 years. Foresman’s one and only bracelet event he previously played was when the WSOP was at Binion’s.
Day 4 began with only five players remaining, and Foresman had started the day with the chip lead. The only time he relinquished the lead was to Givens, but quickly got it back before winning the title.
Steffen Logen of Germany ($181,953), Jeff Hakim from Lebanon ($135,783) and Gleb Kovtunov of Ukraine ($102,077) finished in third, fourth and fifth place respectively.