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World Champion Hossein Ensan

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 1:42 AM Native Time

Hossein Ensan Wins the 2019 WSOP Primary Occasion ($10,000,000)

World Champion Hossein Ensan

His railbirds’ shirts, black with conjoining colours of German and Iranian flags, referred to as Hossein Ensan a “positive wager.”

For a lot of the 2019 World Sequence of Poker Primary Occasion ultimate desk, he seemed like simply that. Ensan entered with an enormous lead and solely strengthened his grip on issues over the course of the primary two days, toting 63 % of the chips into three-handed play.

It took him about 9 hours and issues acquired a little bit rocky at occasions, however Ensan closed the deal. He eradicated each Alex Livingston after which Dario Sammartino throughout a little bit underneath 200 palms of play, securing the historic bracelet for the 50th working of the WSOP, in addition to $10 million and poker immortality as the subsequent world champion.

He referred to as the second, the end result of getting by means of a area of 8,569, “unbelievable.”

“It’s the finest feeling I’ve in all my life,” he stated, grinning the smile that appears eternally etched on his options.

Ultimate Consequence: 2019 WSOP Primary Occasion

Place Winner Nation Prize (USD)
1 Hossein Ensan Germany $10,000,000
2 Dario Sammartino Italy $6,000,000
3 Alex Livingston Canada $4,000,000
4 Garry Gates United States $3,000,000
5 Kevin Maahs United States $2,200,000
6 Zhen Cai United States $1,850,000
7 Nick Marchington United Kingdom $1,525,000
8 Timothy Su United States $1,250,000
9 Milos Skrbic Serbia $1,000,000

Ensan stated his plan for the match was simply to bag up day-after-day and get to the cash. When he acquired an enormous stack beginning on Day 4, he started to dream greater and the playing cards stored cooperating.

Nonetheless, regardless of Ensan’s stack and credentials that included quite a few glorious outcomes, together with a European Poker Tour title and over $2.6 million in match cashes, many observers tabbed Sammartino as the person to beat on the ultimate desk.

Ensan had an opportunity to make quick work of him and take an awesome lead towards Livingston as the 2 Europeans flipped for Sammartino’s stack early on the ultimate day. The board ran out a straight for the Italian and it was recreation on with everybody having a really playable stack over 50 huge blinds.

In what can be a theme all through the ultimate desk, the railbirds for Sammartino went completely bananas. Followers of every participant appeared decided to outdo the others, chanting louder and stomping tougher, making a raucous environment that by no means actually slowed down.

The slide continued for Ensan as he ceded the result in Livingston for one hand earlier than Sammartino doubled by means of the Canadian, turning two pair towards pocket kings.

Sammartino and Ensan then traded the lead for a bit earlier than Ensan awoke with ace-queen towards Livingston, who shoved with ace-jack on the button.

Alex Livingston
Alex Livingston watches the final of hopes die within the Primary Occasion.

Sammartino grabbed an early lead heads up when he hit a three-outer after calling a check-raise on the flip then acquired huge worth on a river wager with aces up towards jacks up.

Not did Ensan appear a positive wager. The Italian, broadly thought-about the most effective participant on the ultimate desk and definitely essentially the most achieved with hundreds of thousands in cashes towards no-limit maintain’em’s most elite, had the chips and the chops. It appeared his title to lose.

His rail knew it too, because the chants solely grew in drive, drowning out Ensan’s rail’s responses.

“He is an excellent Dario! He is an excellent Dario! He is an excellent Dario!”

Ensan turned issues round, although. Over the course of the subsequent roughly 100 palms, he methodically decreased Sammartino to about 40 huge blinds and a 2-to-1 deficit. Sammartino tried slowing the slide by limping some buttons, however the huge pots all appeared to go Ensan’s manner.

“He is an enormous identify and he is an excellent participant,” Ensan stated. “However, short-handed you want playing cards. You want palms and for positive luck. Luck and palms [were] on my aspect.”

Lastly, issues resulted in a hand eerily much like Sammartino’s double towards Livingston. The Italian once more check-raised all in on the flip and once more was up towards two kings. This time, nevertheless, he solely had a combo draw and wanted to enhance on the river. A brick river fell and Sammartino needed to console himself with $6 million and one other shut name in a marquee bracelet occasion — he beforehand completed third within the $100Ok Excessive Curler for One Drop in 2017.

Dario Sammartino
Sammartino fell simply wanting being world champion.

Ensan, in the meantime, drank it in. He raised the bejeweled bracelet to the heavens, kissed it, and unfold his arms to soak within the adulation of his supporters. He stated he’d have to fall asleep and get up to verify it wasn’t a dream.

“I’m so blissful I’m right here with bracelet in hand,” he stated. “What can I say?”

Whereas he might not have had a lot to say, his railbirds in some way nonetheless had voice.

“Ensan! Ensan! Hosseiiiin Ensan!”

This time, the chants rang alone within the rapidly emptying Amazon Room as media filtered out to jot down their ultimate phrases and manufacturing crews broke down the set. No one may reply. Ensan had all the chips and the $10 million, and the subsequent banner to drop from the ceiling on the WSOP will bear his face.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:29 AM Native Time

Dario Sammartino Eradicated in 2nd Place ($6,000,000)

Dario Sammartino Eliminated in 2nd place

Hand #301: Hossein Ensan raised to 11,000,000 on the button and Dario Sammartino got here alongside out of the massive blind.

The flop got here     and Sammartino check-called a wager of 15,000,000.

Each rails fell silent on the   flip and Sammartino checked as soon as extra. Ensan now fired a second barrel of 33,000,000 and Sammartino pushed all in for 140,000,000 and Ensan snap-called.

Dario Sammartino:   
Hossein Ensan:   

The combo draw of Sammartino had loads of outs to show across the 2-1 chip deficit, nevertheless, the   on the river was not what he was in search of. Sammartino’s Primary Occasion run got here to an finish in second place and missed out on the maiden bracelet however takes dwelling $6,000,000 for his efforts.

Hossein Ensan 515,000,000 169,500,000
Dario Sammartino 0 -169,500,000

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:25 AM Native Time

Hand #300: Ensan Wins With Eight-Excessive

Hand #300: Dario Sammartino limped in and Hossein Ensan checked. On the     flop, Ensan checked and confronted a wager of 4,000,000. Ensan made the decision and checked once more the   flip, Sammartino then made it 13,000,000 to go. Ensan referred to as and the   river was checked down.

Ensan turned over the    for a busted open-ended straight draw and eight-high, which nonetheless ended up profitable the pot after a muck by Sammartino.

Hossein Ensan 345,500,000 21,000,000
Dario Sammartino 169,500,000 -21,000,000

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:17 AM Native Time

Fingers #296-299: Sammartino Will get a Double Examine-Increase Out

Dario Sammartino

Hand #296: Dario Sammartino accomplished the small blind and Hossein Ensan checked. No cash went in on the       board till Ensan wager Four million on the river and Sammartino referred to as. Ensan had    however his kicker did not play towards   . Chop it up.

Hand #297: Ensan accomplished and Sammartino checked. On the     flop, Ensan wager Four million and Sammartino check-raised to 14 million. Ensan referred to as and the flip was a  . Sammartino slowed down with a examine and Ensan wager 18 million. Sammartino raised once more to 45 million and that acquired it completed.

Hand #298: Sammartino accomplished and Ensan checked. Ensan check-folded to Four million on a board of      after each gamers checked the flop.

Hand #299: Ensan referred to as and Sammartino checked. Sammartino check-folded to Four million on the     flop.

Hossein Ensan 324,500,000 -38,000,000
Dario Sammartino 190,500,000 38,000,000

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:09 AM Native Time

Fingers #292-295: Not A lot Change

Hand #292: Dario Sammartino limped his button and Hossein Ensan checked his possibility.

They checked to the flip of a      the place Ensan wager 4,000,000. Sammartino referred to as.

The river was the   and each checked.

Sammartino confirmed   , Ensan tabled    and the chopped it up.

Hand #293: Dario Sammartino acquired a stroll.

Hand #294: Dario Sammartino limped his button and Hossein Ensan checked his possibility.

The flop was     and Ensan check-called 4,000,000 from Sammartino.

The flip was the  , each checked, the river was the   and Ensan wager 4,000,000. Sammartino raised to 22,000,000 and Ensan folded.

Hand #295: Hossein Ensan raised to 11,000,000 from the button and Dario Sammartino referred to as from the massive blind.

They checked to the flip of an      board the place Ensan wager 8,000,000. Sammartino folded.

Hossein Ensan 362,500,000 -5,000,000
Dario Sammartino 152,500,000 5,000,000

COPAG USA

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:04 AM Native Time

Fingers #287-291: A number of Limping

Hand #287: Hossein Ensan raised to 10,000,000 and Dario Sammartino got here alongside to see the     flop. Sammartino’s examine was adopted by a wager of 5,000,000 by Ensan and he raised to 17,000,000, which Ensan referred to as. The   got here on the flip and Sammartino checked once more, Ensan wager 23,000,000 and Sammartino folded.

Hand #288: Sammartino limped and Ensan checked to the     flop, which was checked by means of. On the   flip, Ensan checked and so did Sammartino. The   appeared on the river and Ensan check-folded to a wager of 10,000,000.

Hand #289: Ensan limped the button and Sammartino checked. The flop introduced     and each checked to see the   on the flip. Sammartino wager 6,000,000 and Ensan tossed in calling chips. On the   river, Sammartino now opted to examine and a wager of 8,000,000 by Ensan was referred to as. No playing cards had been proven because the pot was pushed to Sammartino.

Hand #290: Sammartino limped and Ensan raised to 19,000,000, which Sammartino referred to as. On the     flop, Ensan wager 12,000,000 and Sammartino despatched his playing cards into the muck.

Hand #291: Ensan limped in and a increase to 16,000,000 by Sammartino immediately ended the hand.

Hossein Ensan 367,500,000 20,000,000
Dario Sammartino 147,500,000 -20,000,000

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:54 PM Native Time

Fingers #283-286: No Motion

Hand #283: Hossein Ensan raised to eight million and Dario Sammartino referred to as. They noticed a board of       for that worth and checked to showdown. Sammartino gained with    for a flopped pair.

Hand #284: The 2 gamers noticed a board of      for the minimal and Ensan wager out 7 million and gained.

Hand #285: Once more, a sluggish pot developed as they noticed       for the minimal. One other free showdown noticed    of Sammartino take it, with Ensan tossing within the  .

Hand #286: Sammartino accomplished and Ensan checked. Ensan checked the     flop and referred to as Four million. They checked the   and Ensan wager 6 million on the  . Sammartino instantly folded.

Hossein Ensan 347,500,000 0
Dario Sammartino 167,500,000 0

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:49 PM Native Time

Fingers #279-282: Minimal Change

Hand #279: Hossein Ensan raised to eight,000,000 from the button and Dario Sammartino referred to as from the massive blind.

They checked to the river of a       board the place Ensan wager 8,000,000. Sammartino folded.

Hand #280: Dario Sammartino limped his button and Hossein Ensan checked his possibility.

The flop was    , Ensan checked Sammartino wager 4,000,000 and Ensan folded.

Hand #281: Hossein Ensan limped his button and Dario Sammartino checked his possibility.

The flop was     and Sammartino check-called 4,000,000 from Ensan.

The flip was the   and Sammartino check-called, 9,000 from Ensan.

The river was the   and each checked.

Sammartino tabled    for a pair of jacks, Ensan mucked and Sammartino collected the pot.

Hand #282: Dario Sammartino limped his button and Hossein Ensan checked his possibility.

They checked to the flip of a      board the place Ensan check-called referred to as 6,000,000 from Sammartino.

The river was the   and each checked.

Ensan confirmed    for a king-high straight and gained the pot.

Hossein Ensan 347,500,000 -3,000,000
Dario Sammartino 167,500,000 3,000,000

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:40 PM Native Time

Stage 43 began

Stage: 43

Blinds: 2,000,000/4,000,000

Ante: 4,000,000

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:17 PM Native Time

Fingers #276-278: King-Excessive Works for Ensan

Heads Up Hossein Ensan

Hand #276: Dario Sammartino limped in and Hossein Ensan checked. On the     flop, Ensan checked and a wager of 4,000,000 by Sammartino gained the pot.

Hand #277: Up subsequent it was Ensan that limped and Sammartino checked. The flop introduced     and Sammartino checked, Ensan checked again. The   got here on the flip and Sammartino led for 4,000,000, which prompted a increase to 14,000,000 by Ensan. That ended up profitable the pot, as Sammartino rapidly folded.

Hand #278: The third limped pot in a row noticed a flop of     and Ensan checked, A wager of three,000,000 by Sammartino adopted and Ensan made the decision. After the   flip, Ensan now wager 9,000,000 and Sammartino referred to as.

The   river was checked by Ensan and Sammartino checked behind. Ensan tabled    and that gained the pot.

The gamers had been despatched on a 20-minute break following the hand.

Heads Up Dario Sammartino
Heads Up Dario Sammartino
Hossein Ensan 350,500,000 19,000,000
Dario Sammartino 164,500,000 -19,000,000

COPAG USA

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:11 PM Native Time

Fingers #272-275: Ensan Examine-Raises a Flip

Hand #272: Dario Sammartino accomplished and Hossein Ensan checked. They noticed a       board at no cost after which Ensan wager Three million. Sammartino considered a minute and made it Eight million. Ensan thought round a minute himself then folded.

Hand #273: Ensan raised to six.5 million and Sammartino referred to as. Sammartino check-folded to 7 million on the     flop.

Hand #274: The 2 gamers noticed a     flop for the minimal and Ensan check-called Three million. Ensan checked once more on the   flip and confronted 10 million. He put in a increase to 37 million and gained the pot instantly.

Hand #275: Ensan referred to as and Sammartino checked. Sammartino check-called 3.5 million on the     flop, bringing a   flip. They every checked, and a   accomplished the board. Sammartino wager 15 million and Ensan folded instantly.

Hossein Ensan 331,500,000 10,000,000
Dario Sammartino 183,500,000 -10,000,000

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:02 PM Native Time

Fingers #268-271: Sammartino on the Rebound

Dario Sammartino

Hand #268: Dario Sammartino raised to six,500,000 from the button and Hossein Ensan referred to as from the massive blind.

The flop was     and Ensan check-folded to Sammartino’s wager of 8,000,000.

Hand #269: Hossein Ensan raised to six,500,000 from the button and Dario Sammartino referred to as from the massive blind.

The flop was    , Sammartino checked, Ensan wager 7,000,000 and Sammartino folded.

Hand #270: Dario Sammartino limped from the button and Hossein Ensan checked his possibility.

They checked to the flip of a      board the place Ensan wager 8,500,000. Sammartino referred to as.

The river was the   and each checked.

Sammartino confirmed    for a pair of sixes, Ensan mucked and Sammartino gained the pot.

Hand #271: Hossein Ensan limped his button and Dario Sammartino checked his possibility.

The flop was     and Sammartino check-called 3,000,000 from Ensan.

The flip was the  , each checked, the river was the   and Sammartino wager 9,000,000. Ensan folded.

Hossein Ensan 321,500,000 -20,500,000
Dario Sammartino 193,500,000 20,500,000

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:54 PM Native Time

Fingers #263-267: Sammartino Goes Runner Runner Full

Hand #263: A stroll for Dario Sammartino.

Hand #264: Sammartino limped in and Hossein Ensan checked to see the     flop emerge. Each checked and the   flip resulted in a wager of three,000,000 by Ensan, Sammartino made the decision. On the   river, they checked once more and Ensan tabled   , which Sammartino had beat with   .

Hand #265: One other stroll for Sammartino.

Hand #266: Sammartino limped in, Ensan raised to 11,000,000 and Sammartino folded after transient consideration.

Hand #267: Ensan raised to 7,000,000 and Sammartino referred to as. The flop fell     and Sammartino check-called a primary barrel for five,000. On the   flip, each gamers checked and the   adopted on the river. Sammartino wager 18,000,000 and acquired a name to desk the    for a again door full home to win the pot, Ensan mucked    face up.

Hossein Ensan 342,000,000 -39,000,000
Dario Sammartino 173,000,000 39,000,000

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:47 PM Native Time

Fingers #259-262: Ensan’s Triple Barrel Will get By means of

Hand #259: Hossein Ensan raised to six.5 million and Dario Sammartino referred to as. Sammartino check-called 5 million on the     flop and 17 million extra on the   flip. The river was an   and Sammartino checked a ultimate time. The ultimate barrel got here: 47 million. Sammartino wanted about 30 seconds earlier than he let it go.

Hand #260: The 2 gamers noticed a     flop for the minimal and Ensan check-folded to three million.

Hand #261: Ensan raised to six million after which gained with a wager of Eight million on the     flop.

Hand #262: Sammartino raised to six.5 million and Ensan referred to as. The board learn       after 4 checks and Sammartino lastly gained with a wager of 10 million after one other examine from Ensan.

Hossein Ensan 381,000,000 25,000,000
Dario Sammartino 134,000,000 -25,000,000

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:38 PM Native Time

Fingers #255-258: 4 Fingers; No Change

Hand #255: Hossein Ensan limped from the button and Dario Sammartino checked his possibility.

The flop was     and Sammartino check-folded to Ensan’s wager of 5,000,000.

Hand #256: Dario Sammartino limped from the button and Hossein Ensan checked his possibility.

The flop got here down     and Ensan check-folded to Sammartino’s wager of three,000,000.

Hand #257: Hossein Ensan raised to six,500,000 from the button and Dario Sammartino referred to as from the massive blind.

The flop was    , Sammartino checked, Ensan wager 8,500,000 and Sammartino folded.

Hand #258: Dario Sammartino raised to six,500,000 from the button and Hossein Ensan referred to as from the massive blind.

They checked to the flip of an      board the place Sammartino gained the pot with a wager of 6,000,000.

Hossein Ensan 356,000,000 0
Dario Sammartino 159,000,000 0

COPAG USA

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:32 PM Native Time

Fingers #251-254: Small Pots Solely

Hand #251: Hossein Ensan limped in and Dario Sammartino checked his choice to the     flop. Sammartino checked and Ensan wager 3,000,000 to select up a name by the Italian. On the   flip, Sammartino checked once more and Ensan now fired a wager of 9,000,000 to say the pot.

Hand #252: A limp by Sammartino was adopted by the examine of Ensan and so they noticed a     flop. Ensan check-folded when dealing with a wager of three,000,000.

Hand #253: Ensan limped in and folded to a big increase by Sammartino.

Hand #254: Sammartino limped, Ensan checked and the flop fell    . Ensan wager 3,000,000 and Sammartino conceded the pot.

Hossein Ensan 356,000,000 3,000,000
Dario Sammartino 159,000,000 -3,000,000

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:27 PM Native Time

Fingers #248-250: Ensan Will get River Worth With Third Pair

Hand #248: Dario Sammartino accomplished the blind and Hossein Ensan checked. Ensan checked the     flop after which referred to as Three million. Sammartino stored barreling on the  , for 9 million. Each gamers checked the   river and    was a winner for Sammartino, as Ensan had   .

Hand #249: Ensan raised to six million and Sammartino referred to as. On the     flop, Sammartino check-called a small wager of Four million. Ensan wager greater on the   with 12.5 million and Sammartino caught round for the   river. They each checked and    gave Sammartino his second straight showdown.

Hand #250: Sammartino made it 7 million and Ensan referred to as. They checked to the river on       and Ensan broke the ice with 7.5 million. Sammartino tanked for a couple of minute and referred to as however could not beat   .

Hossein Ensan 353,000,000 -26,000,000
Dario Sammartino 162,000,000 26,000,000

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:15 PM Native Time

Fingers #246-247: Prime Two Pair for Ensan

Heads Up Hossein Ensan

Hand #246: Dario Sammartino raised to 7,000,000 from the button and Hossein Ensan referred to as from the massive blind

The flop was     and Ensan check-called 6,500,000 from Sammartino.

The flip was the  , each checked, the river was the  , and Ensan checked to Sammartino who wager 35,000,000. Ensan folded.

Hand #247: Hossein Ensan raised to six,500,000 from the button and Dario Sammartino referred to as from the massive blind.

The flop was     and Sammartino check-called 6,500,000 from Ensan.

The flip was the   and Sammartino check-called 13,500,000 from Ensan.

The river was the  , Sammanrtino checked, Ensan wager 35,000,000 and Sammartino tanked for about two minutes earlier than he referred to as.

Ensan tabled    for queens and tens, Sammartino mucked and Ensan gained the pot to take his greatest lead of the heads-up match.

Heads Up Hossein Ensan
Heads Up Hossein Ensan
Hossein Ensan 379,000,000 48,000,000
Dario Sammartino 136,000,000 -48,000,000

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:04 PM Native Time

Fingers #242-245: The Again And Forth Continues

Dario Sammartino

Hand #242: Dario Sammartino raised to 7,000,000 and Hossein Ensan referred to as. The flop introduced     and Ensan checked over to Sammartino, who made it 7,000,000 to go. Ensan folded and Sammartino claimed the pot.

Hand #243: Ensan min-raised to six,000,000 and Sammartino referred to as whereas the Italian chants reached their peak as soon as extra. On the     flop, Sammartino checked and Ensan wager 3,000,000 to select up a name. After the   flip, a second examine of Sammartino adopted and Ensan checked again to the   river.

Sammartino checked and so did Ensan, claiming the pot with    for sevens and fives.

Hand #244: A increase to 7,000,000 by Sammartino was referred to as by Ensan and the flop got here    . Ensan’s examine resulted in a wager of seven,000,000 by Sammartino and that gained the pot proper there.

Hand #245: Ensan raised to six,000,000 as soon as extra and Sammartino three-bet to 24,000,000, which ended the hand.

Hossein Ensan 331,000,000 -14,000,000
Dario Sammartino 184,000,000 14,000,000

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:58 PM Native Time

Fingers #238-241: Three Straight for Sammartino

Hand #238: Dario Sammartino raised to 7 million and Hossein Ensan referred to as. Ensan check-called 6 million on the     flop. Every participant checked the  . Ensan wager Eight million on the   river and Sammartino conceded.

Hand #239: Sammartino acquired a stroll.

Hand #240: Sammartino raised to 7 million and gained.

Hand #241: Ensan raised to 7 million however Sammartino gained it with a three-bet to 29 million.

Hossein Ensan 345,000,000 -1,500,000
Dario Sammartino 170,000,000 1,500,000

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