Hossein Ensan was the big winner at the 2019 World Series of Poker, taking home $10 million after receiving pocket Kings. The 2019 World Series of Poker took place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada as the WSOP celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Ensan takes home a whopping $10,000,000 prize — yes, $10 million — for outlasting the field of 8,569 players which is the second-largest field in the history of the tournament.
“It’s unbelievable, I cannot understand this moment,” Ensan said following his big win, via ESPN. “I must go to sleep and wake up, and then maybe I know I have the bracelet.”
You can watch the drama play out below.
— Poker Central (@PokerCentral) July 17, 2019
Wikipedia has more details about how it all played out:
The $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event began on July 3 with the first of three starting flights. The final table of 9 was reached on July 12, with the finalists returning on July 14 before a winner was determined on July 16. The Main Event attracted 8,569 players, the second-largest field in history after 2006. The winner earned $10,000,000, with 1,286 players finishing in the money. There was a mixup at the money bubble, with Ryan Pochedly originally being credited with bursting the bubble. Several days later, however, it was determined that one elimination had not been taken into account, and Pochedly had actually finished in 1,286th place, therefore making the money. Three past champions made the money, including Chris Moneymaker who cashed in the Main Event for the first time since winning in 2003. Moneymaker, along with David Oppenheim, was announced as the newest inductees into the Poker Hall of Fame during the final table.
Here are the full results from the final table:
- Hossein Ensan (Germany), $10 million
- Dario Sammartino (Italy), $6 million
- Alex Livingston (Canada), $4 million
- Garry Gates (United States), $3 million
- Kevin Maahs (United States), $2.2 million
- Zhen Cai (United States), $1.85 million
- Nick Marchington (England), $1.525 million
- Timothy Su (United States), $1.25 million
- Milos Skrbic (Serbia), $1 million