2019 WSOP Event #73: $10,000 Main Event won by Hossein Ensan for $10 Million


After 10 grueling days of around 12 hours per day of play, a winner has now emerged in Event #73: $10,000 NLHE Main Event – World Championship of the 2019 WSOP at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas .

With a buy-in of $10,000 and the player entries reaching 8,569 in total, the entire prizepool built up $80,548,600, with the last man standing to get the lion’s share of a whopping $10 million!

Day 10 of the Main Event was won by Hossein Ensan, a 55-year-old German poker pro whose biggest cash prior to his $10 million windfall was for placing 3rd in the €5,300 NLHE EPT Main Event in 2014 for €652,667 ($860,091).

The chip leader for Days 7, 8, 9 and 10 (starting from the final table of 9 until the final day), Ensan maintained his massive lead and tightened his grip even more on the position, and when it’s time for three-handed play, he was holding 63% of the chips.

It took him around 9 hours to be able to claim the Main Event title and the $10 million cash prize. He defeated both Alex Livingston and then Dario Sammartino across almost 200 hands of play.

He described the experience of overcoming a field of 8,569 in just one word, “unbelievable.”

Ensan said with a big smile after the event, “It is the best feeling I have in all my life. I am so happy I am here with bracelet in hand.”

Ensan said about Sammartino after the event, “Dario is a friend of mine. He’s a very good player. But short-handed you need cards. You need hands, and for sure luck. And luck and hands were on my side. Otherwise, I’d be runner up.”

The final hand was played just before 1:30am local time on Wednesday morning. It took hours of heads-up play to determine a winner between Dario Sammartino and Hossein Ensan: 

Hossein Ensan’s winner interview:

 

2019 WSOP Event #73: $10,000 NLHE Main Event – Final Table Results












Place

Player

Country

Prize

1

Hossein Ensan

Germany

$10,000,000

2

Dario Sammartino

Italy

$6,000,000

3

Alex Livingston

Canada

$4,000,000

4

Garry Gates

USA

$3,000,000

5

Kevin Maahs

USA

$2,200,000

6

Zhen Cai

USA

$1,850,000

7

Nick Marchington

UK

$1,525,000

8

Timothy Su

USA

$1,250,000

9

Milos Skrbic

Serbia

$1,000,000

10

Robert Heidorn

UK

$800,000

 

Here are the past 10 Main Event champions of the WSOP


This is only Ensan’s third time to cash in at the WSOP, and the 2019 Main Event is the first time he has ever made it to the final table. His total WSOP earnings are worth $10,003,276.

This is the second time a German player has won the Main Event, and Ensan is the oldest Main Event champion to be crowned in 20 years (Noel Furlong was 61 years old when he won in 1999).

Source:
http://www.wsop.com/tournaments/updates/?aid=2&grid=1622&tid=17298&dayof=7661&rr=5

 



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