World Series of Poker 2019 results, payouts: Hossein Ensan takes bracelet, $10M first prize

first_imgHossein Ensan of Germany defeated Dario Sammartino of Italy in the wee hours of Wednesday morning in their heads-up showdown at the final table of the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event that, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, at times made the atmosphere at the Rio Convention Center more like a World Cup soccer match between the players’ two home countries.“It was like an Italy-Germany final,” Sammartino, 32, said. “It’s really fun for poker. We need this.” Ensan claimed the coveted gold-and-diamond bracelet and $10 million first prize after more than four hours of heads-up play, finishing atop a field of 8,569 players in the $10,000 buy-in, no-limit Texas Hold’em World Championship.“This is the best feeling I have in all my life. I can’t believe it,” said Ensan, 55, a native of Iran. “I must go to sleep and wake up. Then I know I have bracelet. Maybe it’s a dream. I don’t know.”Per the Review-Journal:Ensan became the first champion in the 50-year history of the Main Event to win the final hand on a pair of kings. Sammartino had a straight and flush draw after the turn and went all-in for 140 million in chips. Ensan called with pocket kings. A queen of clubs on the river was no help to Sammartino and poker’s most prestigious event was over 14 days after it started.The victory came on the 301st hand of the final table and 100th hand between Ensan and Sammartino, ending heads-up play that was marked by fans waving flags, singing songs and clapping and chanting for each player.“Wow. Wow,” an overjoyed Ensan said. “What I do with the money? I don’t know. Maybe after tomorrow I know. “I need beer and some fun with my friends.”Sammartino won $6 million for second place. Alex Livingston of Canada ($4 million) finished third, marking only the second time in WSOP history the top three Main Event finishers all were from outside the U.S.2019 World Series of Poker final table results, payouts:1. Hossein Ensan, $10 million2. Sario Sammartino, $6 million3. Alex Livingston – $4 million4. Garry Gates – $3 million5. Kevin Maahs – $2.2 million6. Zhen Cai – $1.85 million7. Nick Marchington – $1.525 million 8. Timothy Su  – $1.25 million 9. Milos Skrbic – $1 millionlast_img

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