Hossein Ensan takes down the 2019 WSOP Main Event

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After 80 hours of play, we have a winner of the 2019 wsop Main Event!

Hossein Ensan of germany takes down Italian Dario Sammartino after a well-fought heads-up battle that lasted for hours. But in the end it came down to KK against Sammartino's flush draw that didn't get there on the river.

Ensan takes home an impressive $10 million top prize along with the coveted WSOP bracelet. 2nd place had a nice consolation prize of $6 million, so Dario Sammartino can feel pretty good about that. In fact, all the players on the final table are now millionaires if they weren't before.

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This is the first time in the history of the Main Event that AA or KK has won it.
 
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It was a long heads up. Congrats to Ensan.

I think I heard Norman Chad briefly mention CardsChat during the broadcast.
 
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Has anyone written a play-by-play analysis of the hand?

I am left wondering the likely analysis behind playing :8s4: :4s4: in the way Sammartino did. Obviously a solid player -- would be educational to understand what he was thinking.

Using the cardschat odd's calculator, even against one pair (TT or 66), the odds on the flop & turn are pretty low. (Assuming Ensan held either T3 or 63, just to make the calculation work.)

T3 (on flop): 60.07%. T3 (on turn): 72.96%.

63 (on flop): 53.16%. 63 (on turn): 65.93%.

I guess I wouldn't have the stomach to push all in at that point. (& that's probably why I'm just a random guy on the internet, and not playing in WSOP.)
 
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He deserves this circlet
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Well, if they had debt then they wouldn't be millionaires necessarily :p
Congrats to Ensan, very interesting Main Event this year
 
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Been too busy to watch any of the broadcasts but I'm sure I'll get to it eventually!

Congrats Hossein Ensan! Keep living the Poker dream!! :icon_thum:ciao::wavey::icon_thum:itsme::biggrin: :top:
 
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Wow 4 million ladder 10 million for first congrats Ensan good game.:)
 
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Congratulations Ensan , you did it !! Played aggressively , played well the big stack , read well the opponents , and was lucky :) I like this guy, watched him on some live streams , and now he has won the great event , the bracelet and the 10 million dollars :) He proved he's a boss :)
 
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Has anyone written a play-by-play analysis of the hand?

I am left wondering the likely analysis behind playing :8s4: :4s4: in the way Sammartino did. Obviously a solid player -- would be educational to understand what he was thinking.

Using the cardschat odd's calculator, even against one pair (TT or 66), the odds on the flop & turn are pretty low. (Assuming Ensan held either T3 or 63, just to make the calculation work.)

T3 (on flop): 60.07%. T3 (on turn): 72.96%.

63 (on flop): 53.16%. 63 (on turn): 65.93%.

I guess I wouldn't have the stomach to push all in at that point. (& that's probably why I'm just a random guy on the internet, and not playing in WSOP.)

Really difficult to analyse heads up play. So much of it is feel and situation. Especially since they played so many hands together leading up to it. So the leveling that comes into play is significant. Leveling meaning the "he did this last time, he knows I know that, he knows I know he knows"... and so on. Was really entertaining, although I wouldn't enjoy the chants while making decisions. Had a power outage during the last hour so I missed a couple big plays which was a bummer :(.

Biggest takeaway, everybody that went deep seemed like not only good players, but good people. I guess it seems easy to say they all going to be millionaires, but even with that, all those guys under an incredible amount of stress, was really happy to see them all remain classy, even after taking brutal hits. Really a great endorsement for the game :)

Dario played out of his mind, just incredible skill and discipline throughout. Ensan played excellently as well, he deserved to win. One of the best finals I've seen in awhile.
 
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I cant get over all of the noise and drunken singing that Ensan had to tolerate the whole time. Kudos to him, he was cool and kept his head where others including myself would have had a hard time focusing.

We gotta do something about this in the future. This is not a soccer match. I am all for having fun but the environment has to be one where a player can think.

Someone start a thread, as this needs to be discussed for possible solutions that wont kill all of the fun. There has to be a middle ground that considers the fans but favors the players sanity above all else.
 
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I cant get over all of the noise and drunken singing that Ensan had to tolerate the whole time. Kudos to him, he was cool and kept his head where others including myself would have had a hard time focusing.

We gotta do something about this in the future. This is not a soccer match. I am all for having fun but the environment has to be one where a player can think.

Someone start a thread, as this needs to be discussed for possible solutions that wont kill all of the fun. There has to be a middle ground that considers the fans but favors the players sanity above all else.
I feel like the broadcasters have to encourage this. Surely there aren't that many ignorant ass loud people every year.
 
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I feel like the broadcasters have to encourage this. Surely there aren't that many ignorant ass loud people every year.

I can see this level of noise becoming part of a player's 'rail strategy' in the future if nothing is installed to prevent it. Thank goodness Ensan handled it as well as he did, otherwise it surely would manifest in future WSOP main events.

I would love to hear other's take on this matter.
 
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he deserved that win was leading most of the final table and was playing great
 
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Satisfying Poker :)

I watched online and almost every hand was watchable. They both deserved to be there and gave poker lovers an amazing time. Congrats !!
 
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It was good tv and fun to watch. I was glad to see they played to win, but were still friendly towards each other.
 
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Congratulations, Ensan...I watched most of the final table play and you dominated for most of it...I watched the heads up play until I could not stay awake (lasted a long time)...love poker...good game...
 
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Conrats to Hossein Ensan, well deserved win.

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I can see this level of noise becoming part of a player's 'rail strategy' in the future if nothing is installed to prevent it. Thank goodness Ensan handled it as well as he did, otherwise it surely would manifest in future WSOP main events.

I would love to hear other's take on this matter.
If noise was a problem for professional players when they are thinking then there would be a lot less ear buds and headphones.

At this level of play crowd noise should not be a problem for professionals when they need to think.

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I watched the final table in the recording. Some players behaved very badly. Hossein Ensan deserved to win. I've seen him before in tournaments.
 
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I was really happy to see the older guy win :). With all the young killers in the game, it was nice to see one of the older guard win the main again. The last person 55 or above to win the main I think was Noel Furlong in 1999.

GOOD FOR ENSAN
 
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I can see this level of noise becoming part of a player's 'rail strategy' in the future if nothing is installed to prevent it. Thank goodness Ensan handled it as well as he did, otherwise it surely would manifest in future WSOP main events.

I would love to hear other's take on this matter.


Both players seemed to encourage the noise and the commentators seemed to approve so I think it will be there in future main events. Personally I probably would have told my rail to shut up but neither player seemed fazed by the noise.
 
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Was a great poker match the final table was good also watch most of it.
 
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Congrats to Ensan for a well deserved win after a long strenuous tourney. All the work put in definitely paid off
 
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Im glad the guy that was whining about the dealer miscount didn't win.
 
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