‘Mad Men’ & ‘Mom’ Star Beth Hall Wins the WSOP Circuit Ring at The Bike

Beth Hall

Beth Hall is known for playing characters like Caroline AMC’s mad Men and Wendy Harris on CBSMother. But this week, the Los Angeles-based actress played a different role, the one World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner.

Earlier this week, Hall led a 166-player field in a $400 buy-in no-limit hold’em event at the WSOP Circuit The Bike Casino In Los Angeles to win $13,885 and her first Circuit ring Cory Ryan finished second for $5,585.

While Hall is certainly the most famous, he’s just one of a handful of players to pick up rings at the last Circuit stop, which began March 4th and ends this week.

Rhode Islands Tae Gon Kim led a field of 338 runners Main Event with a buy-in of $1,700 to win his first ring and a career-best $111,075, while other players who picked up circuit rings at The Bike included the longtime LA grinder Shirley Rosario (Event #12: $400 Omaha 8 or better – $9,775), Pedro Rinçon (Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack – $48,955) and all-time money leader in Utah Jared Griner (Event #6: $2,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller – $42,555)

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Put a ring on it

hall has IMDB credits from 1997, but her first poker cash was a decade later when she placed eighth in a $50 Queen of Hearts event at Sweetheart Weekend 2007 bell gardens. Hall continued to raise cash in Los Angeles before winning a career-best $24,000 by finishing 14th at the 2016 Socal Poker Championships in Bell Gardens.

The recent win at The Bike gives Hall her second-biggest live cash and her first live tournament victory, earning her live earnings of up to $94,454.

The actress and circuit breaker thanked Faraz Jaka on Twitter Jaka coaching for her recent success on the felt.

WSOPC Event #10: Results of the $400 No-Limit Hold’em Final Table

1 Beth Hall Los Angeles, California $13,885
2 Cory Ryan N / A $8,585
3 Jason Thomas Bakersfield, CA $5,985
4 Scott Shannon Los Angeles, California $4,275
5 John Zentner Las Vegas, Nevada $3,125
6 Michael Unge Montclair, CA $2,345
7 Altynai Fung Hacienda Heights, CA $1,805
8th William Vanderburgh San Diego, CA $1,430
9 Ara Abkarian Rancho Cucamonga, CA $1,160

Hall isn’t the only Hollywood star to have a poker win this year. Acclaimed actor last month James Woods defeated a tag team mixed game event In the Los Angeles Poker Classic (LAPC) at The trade with the help of the partner Lynda Tran.

Rosario wins the second circuit ring

later in the series, Shirley Rosarioa poker veteran from LA with $720,324 in live earnings, claimed her second circuit ring and $9,775 by winning the $400 Omaha 8 or Better event. The event drew 103 and the mixed game specialist defeated Pasadena JesseDavidwho took home $6,040 for second place.

But the biggest winner of the series was Providence Tae Gon Kimwho beat 338 players in the Main Event to take down the bulk of the $512,070 prize pool.

bracelet winner Sean Yu was looking for his ninth circuit ring but busted in 7th place for $15,500 while other players making deep runs included the Spaniard Santiago Cortijo (2nd – $68,655), Sweden’s Mats Gavatin (4th – $36,115) and poker legend Phil Lak (38th – $2,485).

Kim only had one live cash en route to the event from a 214th place finish in the finals 2021 WSOP $1,500 closerbut that didn’t stop him from winning the event for six figures and a first Circuit ring.

WSOP Circuit The Bike Main Event Final Table Results

1 Tae Gon Kim Providence, R.I $111,075
2 Santiago Cortijo Spain $68,655
3 peter cross Glendale, CA $49,410
4 Mats Gavatin Stockholm, Sweden $36,115
5 Ari Shin Hermosa Beach, CA $26,810
6 Andy Ghebre N / A $20,220
7 Sean Yu Los Angeles, California $15,500
8th Travis Tachibana Torrance, CA $12,075
9 Michael Unge Montclair, CA $9,565

Other players who took home decent loot at The Bike this Circuit include, among others Pedro Rinçonwho broke through the largest square of the stop with 559 players to win the $400 Monster Stack for $48,955 Jared Grinerwho won the $2,200 High Roller to add $42,555 to his $2.5 million win.

Next on the WSOP Circuit schedule is a stop at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in New York, culminating with the $1,700 buy-in Main Event on March 23rd.

For a full list of WSOP Circuit The Bike winners, see the table below.

WSOPC The Bike Ring 2023 Winner

WSOPC Event #1: $250 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack 520 $106,000 Marshal Cooper Santa Clarita, CA $20,145
WSOPC Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack 559 $221,470 Pedro Rinçon N / A $48,955
WSOPC Event #3: $250 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo 217 $43,400 John Topham N / A $10,180
WSOPC Event #4: $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em 65 $63,375 Edvin Setaghian Glendale, CA $20,665
WSOPC Event #5: $1,700 Main Event 338 $512,070 Tae Gon Kim Providence, R.I $111,075
WSOPC Event #6: $2,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller 67 $134,000 Jared Griner Huntington Beach, CA $42,555
WSOPC Event #7: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Mammoth 323 $138,890 John Sul Los Angeles, California $30,105
WSOPC Event #8: $300 No-Limit Hold’em 259 $62,160 Dustin Wills Spotsylvania, Virginia $13,965
WSOPC Event #10: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 166 $54,780 Beth Hall Los Angeles, California $13,885
WSOPC Event #11: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 128 $42,240 Alexis Lopez N / A $11,415
WSOPC Event #12: $400 Omaha 8 or better 103 $33,990 Shirley Rosario Redondo Beach, CA $9,775
WSOPC Event #13: $250 No-Limit Hold’em 252 $50,400 Rick Mechamil Tarzana, CA $11,380

Cover photo courtesy of the WSOP

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