The 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event came to a close late last night. The final table was broadcast live on ESPN so there aren’t any spoilers here.
Gone are the days when ESPN used to record everything ahead of time and make us wait months to see it on TV, now they broadcast the slow play and final table live which is a much cooler experience in my opinion.
55-year-old Hossein Ensan of Germany was crowned the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event champion and for that win, he received a paycheck of $10 MILLION as well as a gold WSOP winner’s bracelet covered in diamonds. Hossein is already an accomplished professional poker player, going into the 2019 WSOP Main Event he had already won $2,673,206 in career poker earnings.
He now ranks 50th on the all-time money list with this $10 million Main Event win over Dario Sammartino who got all of his chips in the pot heads-up with plenty of chances to win the hand. Poker Central has footage of the final hand from last night and it’s 100% worth watching.
Hossein’s only other tournament cash in 2019 (so far) was in the €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em tourney at the 2019 EPT Monte Carlo event back in early May. He finished in 29th place for $3,069.
Prior to winning the 2019 Main Event for $10 million, his biggest previous cashes came in the 2014 €5,300 No-Limit Hold’em EPT Season XI in Barcelona for $859K (3rd place) and in December 2015 he won the EPT Season XII €5,300 No-Limit Hold’em event in Prague for $825,000, so this was his cash for over a million dollars and one that’s sure to keep him in the black for A LONG time.
Second place in the 2019 Main Event won $6 million, 3rd place won $4 million, 4th place won $3 million, 5th place won $2.2 million, and everyone at the Final Table became a millionaire with 9th place taking him a million dollars.
The final 2019 WSOP event kicked off on Monday and ended yesterday, the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em (Event #89), and with last night’s Main Event final table coming to close that wraps up another successful WSOP year. Robert Campbell won the 2019 ‘Player of the Year’ with 3,418.78 points, edging out Shaun Deeb and Daniel Negreanu (2nd and 3rd, respectively).
Campbell had an incredible 2019 WSOP run, taking home two bracelets in the $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw (Event #33) for $144K and another in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better (Event #67) for $385K. He also made three additional final tables and notched a total of nine cashes in 2019 WSOP events.