Joe Beever was born on December 9th in 1967 in Marylebone, London. At age ten his father taught him how to count cards in black jack. He also learned how to figure out permutations and probabilities on the computer. He left school at 16 and joined a card-counting team at 18. The group soon found a croupier who sometimes paid out 3-1 on blackjacks and even on busts. Beevers was banned from 4 London casinos and his father was banned from 19 because of their success.
He attended college at the Middlesex University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honour’s degree in Finance and Accounting at 24. He played poker on the side during his college years, but earned enough money from his winnings and giving lessons to teachers and students that he didn’t need to work.
Joe Beveers ran private poker games with Ram Vaswani which featured pot limit Omaha, Joe’s favorite poker game. During these games he met Barny and Ross Boatman. This group formed the first members of the Hendon Mob. Beveers won his first big poker tournament in 1997.
When Late Night Poker came out, the Hendon Mob were all invited to play in the show. The new series was going to use a hole cam to view each players cards during play. This made poker a fun game for fans to watch as they could see how each player was playing there cards. Beevers was in every series and had a record of 10 appearances. He went on to the Grand Final in the 1st, 4th, and 5th seasons of the show.
In 1996, Beevers cashed in at the World Series of Poker with 14th place in $2,500 pot limit Texas hold’em. He was the first Mob member to cash in at the WSOP. Later on he won second place in the 2003 Poker Million to Jimmy White and in The Gaming Club World Poker Championship to Xuyen Pham. In season 3 of the World Poker Tour he finished in the money, as well as the 2005 WSOP $10,000 no limit hold’em.
From here Joe Beveers wins a number of different tournaments and becomes more popular. His list of titles and winnings is very long, but so far his total for live tournament winnings is over $2,300,000 dollars. The Hendon Mob’s website features about forty articles and lessons written by Joe on poker tips. Ever since he first joined the Hendon Mob his has been known at the table as “The Elegance.”
He has been able to maintain a lavish lifestyle ever since college on strictly his winnings. Besides driving a Porsche 911, he has season tickets for the West ham United F. C. He married his wife Claire in the Bellagio in Las Vegas after the 2005 World Series of Poker. They have two twin daughters and live in Hendon.