2019 WSOP Day 49: Hossein Wins Main to End Series

2019 WSOP Day 49: Hossein Wins Main to End Series

It was the last day of the 2019 WSOP, and an action-packed day it was.

Three tournaments concluded with three new bracelet winners, but the center stage was reserved for the Main Event. It started with three players and ran well past midnight to determine the new world champion, and in the end, it was Hossein Ensan who beat Dario Sammartino to claim that title.

We will dive deeper into that tournament in a separate article.

For now, let’s finish out the basics of the final day – Tuesday, July 16 – at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Event 73:  $10K NLHE Main Event – Final

Total entries:  8,569

Prize pool:  $80,548,600

Players paid:  1,286

Minimum payout:  $15,000

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Hossein Ensan (Germany) – $10 million

2nd place:  Dario Sammartino (Italy) – $6 million

3rd place:  Alex Livingston (Canada) – $4 million

4th place:  Garry Gates (USA) – $3 million

5th place:  Kevin Maahs (USA) – $2.2 million

6th place:  Zhen Cai (USA) – $1.85 million

7th place:  Nick Marchington (UK) – $1.525 million

8th place:  Timothy Su (USA) – $1.25 million

9th place:  Milos Skrbic (Serbia) – $1 million

Event 86:  $10K NLHE 6-Handed Championship – Final

Total entries:  272

Prize pool:  $2,556,800

Players paid:  41

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Anuj Agarwal (USA) – $630,747

2nd place:  Kahle Burns (Australia) – $389,832

3rd place:  Gal Yifrach (USA) – $247,533

4th place:  Leonard Maue (Germany) – $174,252

5th place:  Dong Chen (China) – $120,828

6th place:  Benjamin Heath (UK) – $85,915

Event 87:  $3K HORSE – Final

Total entries:  301

Prize pool:  $812,700

Players paid:  46

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Denis Strebkov (Russia) – $206,173

2nd place:  Paul-Francois Tedeschi (France) – $127,419

3rd place: Nick Guagenti (USA) – $85,265

4th place:  Brian Hastings (USA) – $58,359

5th place:  Andrey Zaichenko (Russia) – $40,876

6th place:  Konstantin Puchkov (Russia) – $29,316

7th place:  Jim Collopy (USA) – $21,540

8th place:  Paul Volpe (USA) – $16,224

Event 89:  $5K NLHE – Final

Total entries:  608

Prize pool:  $2,827,200

Players paid:  92

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Carl Shaw (UK) – $606,562

2nd place:  Tony Dunst (USA) – $374,886

3rd place:  Luke Graham (USA) – $259,533

4th place:  Jordan Cristos (USA) – $182,575

5th place:  Lars Kamphues (Australia) – $130,544

6th place:  Phil Hellmuth (USA) – $94,899

7th place:  Rami Mornel (USA) – $70,156

8th place:  Caufman Talley (USA) – $52,760

9th place:  Kevin Eyster (USA) – $40,374

Notable Information

The $10K NLHE 6-Handed Championship finished on Tuesday with Anuj Agarwal as its champion. Following a fairly deep run in the Main Event, he played this event and won for more than $630K.

His first act as champion was to call his father, his biggest fan. “My dad has been my biggest supporter despite not knowing anything about the game. He followed my ups and downs in the Main, and (my parents) have never made me feel like poker was an unsure thing to do. It feels great to show them this after the support I had.”

As for the $3K HORSE event, it was the last to finish of all the side events. And when it was done, Denis Strebkov of Russia captured the title after watching other Russian pros exit earlier at the final table. One of them even stayed to rail Strebkov and encourage him to win.

While he didn’t expect to win, having originally booked his flight home from Las Vegas on Day 3 of the tournament, he did go on to take it down for more than $206K.

Carl Shaw was another who captured his first WSOP bracelet on Tuesday, ultimately beating Tony Dunst heads-up in the $5K NLHE event. The UK pro won more than $606K for his efforts, all inspired by seeing others win bracelets and running deep in the Main Event. “It made me more hungry, to be honest,” he admitted, “more hungry to be out here, winning more tournaments.”

And having his mother there made the victory even sweeter. It was her first time in America, and she watched her son win WSOP gold. “I wanted to make her proud, and I know I’ve done that now.”


About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including PokerStars.com and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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