‘Mad Men’ & ‘Mom’ Star Beth Hall Wins the WSOP Circuit Ring at The Bike
Beth Hall is known for playing characters like Caroline AMC’s mad Men and Wendy Harris on CBS‘ Mother. 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|
|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
|CASE||PARTICIPANT||PRICE POOL||WINNER||HOMEPLACE||PRICE (IN USD)|
|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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