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2019 50th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, July 03, 2019 to Tuesday, July 16, 2019

$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship (Event #73)

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $80,548,600
  • Entries: 8,569
  • Remaining: 0

EVENT UPDATES

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:53 PM Local Time
Hands #235-237: Ensan Leading 2:1

Hossein Ensan

Hand #235: Hossein Ensan raised to 6,000,000 from the button and Dario Sammartino called from the big blind.

The flop was     and Sammartino check-called 5,000,000 from Ensan.

The turn was the  , both checked, the   river completed the board and both checked again.

Ensan tabled    for a pair of fives, Sammartino mucked and Ensan won the pot.

Hand #236: Dario Sammartino raised to 7,000,000 from the button and Hossein Ensan called from the big blind.

The flop was     and Ensan check-called 7,000,000 from Sammartino.

The turn was the  , Ensan checked, Sammartino bet 12,000,000, Ensan check-raised to 33,000,000 and Sammartino folded.

Hand #237: Hossein Ensan raised to 6,500,000 from the button and Dario Sammartino called from the big blind.

The flop was     and Sammartino check-called 3,000,000 from Ensan.

The turn was the  , both checked, the river was the   and both checked again. Sammartino won it    for a pair of eights.

Hossein Ensan346,500,00030,500,000
Dario Sammartino168,500,000-30,500,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:45 PM Local Time
Hands #232-234: Ensan Raises the River

Hand #232: Dario Sammartino raised to 7,000,000 and Hossein Ensan called. On the     flop, both players checked and the   turn paired the board. Ensan checked again and so did Sammartino, which resulted in the   on the river.

Ensan now bet 3,000,000 and Sammartino called. Both players tabled an ace-rag and they chopped it up.

Hand #233: A limped pot was checked on the     flop and the   turn brought a bet of 7,500,000 by Sammartino. Ensan made the call and the   river followed. Sammartino now bet 15,000,000 and Ensan raised it up to 45,000,000. Both rails started chanting loudly and then suddenly fell silent. Half a minute passed and Sammartino sent his cards into the muck.

Hand #234: Sammartino made it 7,000,000 to go and Ensan called to head to the     flop. Ensan checked and folded when facing a bet of 6,500,000.

Hossein Ensan316,000,00017,000,000
Dario Sammartino199,000,000-17,000,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:34 PM Local Time
Hands #229-231: Two for Ensan

Heads Up Hossein Ensan

Hand #229: Hossein Ensan raised to 6 million and Dario Sammartino three-bet to 24 million. Ensan peeled and     flopped. Sammartino continued for 15 million and won the pot.

Hand #230: Sammartino raised to 7 million and Ensan called. Ensan check-called 5 million on the     flop, bringing an  . That card was checked around and the   fell. Ensan fired big with 20 million and Sammartino folded right away.

Hand #231: Ensan raised to 7 million and Sammartino called. Ensan continued for 8 million on the     flop and Sammartino called then checked the  . Ensan checked it back and the   completed the board. They checked again and Ensan won with   .

Hossein Ensan299,000,0006,000,000
Dario Sammartino216,000,000-6,000,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:28 PM Local Time
Hands #226-228: Ensan Extends

Heads Up Hossein Ensan

Hand #226: Dario Sammartino raised to 7,000,000 from the button and Hossein Ensan called from the big blind.

They checked to the turn of a      board where Ensan bet 7,000,000. Sammartino called.

The river was the  , Ensan bet 18,000,000 and Sammartino called.

Ensan tabled    for sixes and treys, Sammartino mucked and Ensan won the pot.

Hand #227: Dario Sammartino received a walk.

Hand #228: Dario Sammartino raised to 7,000,000 from the button and Hossein Ensan called from the big blind.

They checked to the turn of a      board where Sammartino bet 15,000,000. Ensan folded.

Hossein Ensan293,000,00020,500,000
Dario Sammartino222,000,000-20,500,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:22 PM Local Time
Hands #223-225: Three Barrels by Ensan

Heads Up Hossein Ensan

Hand #223: Hossein Ensan limped the small blind and Dario Sammartino checked from the big blind. On the     flop, Sammartino checked and called a bet of 4,000,000 by Ensan. The   on the turn was checked through and on the   river, both elected to check once more. Sammartino tabled the    for a pair of jacks and that won the pot.

Hand #224: Sammartino raised to 7,000,000 and Ensan came along. The flop came     and both players checked. After the   turn, Ensan checked again and Sammartino claimed the pot with a bet of 12,000,000.

Hand #225: A raise to 6,500,000 by Ensan was called by Sammartino, who checked the     flop. Ensan bet 4,000,000 and a call by Sammartino followed. On the   turn, Sammartino checked again and Ensan now made it 12,500,000 to go. Both rails fell silent as Sammartino tossed in calling chips.

The   river completed the board and Sammartino checked the third street in a row. Ensan bet 38,000,000 into a pot of 49,000,000 and Sammartino reluctantly folded to vault Ensan back into a 10 big blind lead.

Hossein Ensan272,500,0009,000,000
Dario Sammartino242,500,000-9,000,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:09 PM Local Time
Level 42 started
Level: 42
Blinds: 1,500,000/3,000,000
Ante: 3,000,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:08 PM Local Time
Hands #219-222: Ensan Wins a Three-Bet Pot

Hand #219: Hossein Ensan raised to 5.5 million and Dario Sammartino called. The Italian check-folded to 5 million on the     flop.

Hand #220: Sammartino raised to 6 million and won.

Hand #221: Ensan raised to 5.5 million and Sammartino called. They checked to      and Sammartino bet 10 million. Ensan quickly folded.

Hand #222: Sammartino raised to 6 million and Ensan made it 17.5 million. Sammartino called and     flopped. Ensan's bet of 22.5 million got through.

That concluded Level 41, and the lavender T100,000 chips were raced off.

Hossein Ensan263,500,00015,100,000
Dario Sammartino251,500,000-14,900,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:02 PM Local Time
Hands #214-218: Chip Lead Goes Back and Forth

Hossein Ensan and Dario Sammartino

Hand #214: Dario Sammartino raised to 6,000,000 from the button, Hossein Ensan three-bet to 23,000,000 from the big blind and Sammartino folded.

Hand #215: Hossein Ensan limped from the button, Dario Sammartino raised to 12,000,000 from the big blind and Ensan called.

They checked to the turn of a      board where Ensan bet 7,000,000. Sammartino folded.

Hand #216: Dario Sammartino raised to 6,000,000 from the button and won the pot uncontested.

Hand #217: Dario Sammartino received a walk.

Hand #218: Dario Sammartino limped from the button and Hossein Ensan checked his option.

The flop was     and Ensan check-called 2,400,000 from Sammartino.

The turn was the  , both checked, the river was the   and Ensan bet 2,500,000, Sammartino raised large and Ensan folded.

Dario Sammartino266,400,000-4,700,000
Hossein Ensan248,400,0004,700,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:54 PM Local Time
Hands #210-213: Ensan Gets Value From Second Pair

Hand #210: Dario Sammartino raised to 6,000,000 and Hossein Ensan made the call to see the     flop. Ensan checked after brief consideration and Sammartino checked back to see the   turn for free. Ensan bet 4,500,000 and picked up a call, the   came on the river.

Ensan checked and Sammartino checked back, thanks to the straight on the board they chopped it with    for Ensan and    for Sammartino.

Hand #211: Ensan opened to 5,500,000 and Sammartino came along to the     flop. Sammartino checked and folded when facing a bet of 5,000,000 by Ensan.

Hand #212: Sammartino raised to 6,000,000 from the button and Ensan made the call, the flop brought    . Ensan's check was followed by a bet of 4,500,000 by Sammartino and Ensan quickly got out of the way.

Hand #213: Dario chants from the Italian rail emerged before the start of the hand and "Hossein, Hossein!" came back from the other side of the Thunderdome. Ensan raised to 5,500,000 and Sammartino called to see a flop of    . Sammartino checked and called a bet of 3,500,000, which brought the   turn.

Sammartino checked once more and Ensan now made it 8,000,000 to go, Sammartino called. On the   river, a third check by Sammartino followed and Ensan fired a third barrel for 16,000,000. While Sammartino was deep into the think tank, the German rail started announcing Ensan's first name letter by letter, and Sammartino eventually called.

Ensan tabled    for a pair of eights and that won the pot to close the gap to all but 11 big blinds.

Dario Sammartino271,100,000-33,700,000
Hossein Ensan243,700,00033,700,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:42 PM Local Time
Hands #206-209: Ensan Gets Some Back

Heads Up Hossein Ensan

Hand #206: Dario Sammartino made it 6 million on the button and Hossein Ensan called. Sammartino continued for 6 million on the     flop and Ensan made it 16 million. Sammartino stuck around for the   turn. Ensan fired again for 33 million and that ended the hand.

Hand #207: Sammartino got a walk.

Hand #208: Sammartino returned the favor.

Hand #209: Ensan made it 5.5 million to go and Sammartino called. Sammartino checked and Ensan fired a min-bet on    . Sammartino called and they went to a   turn. Action checked through to the  . Sammartino bet 6.5 million and Ensan called.

Sammartino showed    and Ensan   , so they chopped with identical two pairs and a king kicker.

Dario Sammartino304,800,000-23,200,000
Hossein Ensan210,000,00023,200,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:35 PM Local Time
Hands #203-205: Back and Forth

Hand #203: Hossein Ensan raised to 5,200,000 from the button, Dario Sammartino three-bet to 22,000,000 from the big blind and Ensan folded.

Hand #204: Dario Sammartino raised to 6,000,000 from the button and Hossein Ensan called from the big blind.

The flop was     and Ensan check-called 6,000,000.

The   turn fell, both checked and the   river completed the board. Ensan bet 22,500,000 and Sammartino folded.

Hand #205: Hossein Ensan raised to 5,200,000 from the button and Dario Sammartino called from the big blind.

They checked to the turn of a      board where Sammartino bet 8,000,000. Ensan folded.

Dario Sammartino328,000,000-1,600,000
Hossein Ensan186,800,0001,600,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:31 PM Local Time
Alex Livingston Bust Out Interview
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:27 PM Local Time
Hands #201-202: Sammartino Rivers Superior Two Pair

Heads Up Hossein Ensan & Dario Sammartino

Hand #201: A walk for Dario Sammartino.

Hand #202: Sammartino raised to 6,000,000 and Hossein Ensan called to see the     flop, which both players checked. Ensan also checked the   turn, and Sammartino made it 8,000,000 to go. Ensan raised to 30,000,000 and that sent Sammartino into the think tank.

Sammartino made the call to create a pot of 74.4 million and the   appeared on the river. Ensan checked and called a bet of 55,000 by Sammartino to get shown the    for aces and nines by the Italian. Ensan tabled his    for inferior two pair and lost a big chunk of his stack.

Heads Up Dario Sammartino
Heads Up Dario Sammartino
Dario Sammartino329,600,00094,600,000
Hossein Ensan185,200,000-94,600,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:20 PM Local Time
Heads-Up Play Underway

The cards are back in the air.

Heads up
Heads up
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:06 PM Local Time
Heads-Up Chip Counts

There will be about a 15-minute break as preparations for heads-up play are made.

Hossein Ensan279,800,00045,900,000
Dario Sammartino235,000,000-4,800,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:04 PM Local Time
Alex Livingston Eliminated in 3rd Place ($4,000,000)

Alex Livingston

Hand #200: Alex Livingston shoved all in from the button for 41.1 million and Hossein Ensan quickly called in the small blind. Dario Sammartino released his cards in the big and the two players showed down:

Alex Livingston:   
Hossein Ensan:   

Both players would pair on the     flop but Ensan kept his big lead. The   turn left Livingston in need on the river, but the   left the 2019 Main Event heads up.

Either Dario Sammartino or Hossein Ensan will be poker's next world champ. The players are taking a brief break in preparation for heads-up play.

Alex Livingston
Alex Livingston
Alex Livingston0-41,100,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:00 PM Local Time
Hands #195-199: Livingston Below 50 Million

Hand #195: Dario Sammartino limped from the small blind and Alex Livingston checked his option.

The flop was    , Sammartino bet 2,400,000 and Livingston folded.

Hand #196: Alex Livingston limped from the small blind, Hossein Ensan raised to 7,500,000 from the big blind and Livingston called.

They checked down a       board where Livingston showed   . Ensan won with   .

Hand #197: Hossein Ensan limped from the small blind and Dario Sammartino checked his option.

The flop was     and Ensan check-folded to Sammartino's bet of 2,400,000.

Hand #198: Dario Sammartino limped from the small blind and Alex Livingston checked his option.

They checked to the turn of a      board where Sammartino bet 3,500,000. Livingston folded.

Hand #199: Dario Sammartino raised to 4.8 million and Hossein Ensan defended the big blind.

The board read      on the turn when Sammartino made the first move at the pot. His 6 million bet worked and he showed   .

Dario Sammartino239,800,00020,400,000
Hossein Ensan233,900,000-2,100,000
Alex Livingston41,100,000-18,300,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 8:54 PM Local Time
Hands #191-194: Some More for Ensan

Hand #191: A walk for Dario Sammartino.

Hand #192: Hossein Ensan raised to 5,000,000 on the button and Sammartino called from the small blind. On the     flop, Sammartino check-called a bet of 5,000,000 and the   followed on the turn. Sammartino checked a second time and Ensan checked back to the   river.

Another two checks followed and Ensan won the pot with the    for jacks and sixes.

Hand #193: Alex Livingston in the small blind limped and Ensan checked. The flop came     and Livingston check-folded to a bet of 2,500,000.

Hand #194: A walk for Sammartino.

Hossein Ensan236,000,00016,000,000
Dario Sammartino219,400,000-8,800,000
Alex Livingston59,400,000-7,200,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 8:49 PM Local Time
Hands #187-190: Sammartino Check-Raises Livingston on Turn and Takes the Chip Lead

Dario Sammartino

Hand #187: Dario Sammartino opened for 6 million on the button and won the pot.

Hand #188: A walk for Sammartino.

Hand #189: Sammartino completed and Alex Livingston checked. Sammartino bet 2.4 million on the     flop but then checked the   turn. Livingston bet 8.5 million and Sammartino made it 29 million. Livingston thought briefly and released.

Hand #190: Livingston completed the blind and Hossein Ensan made it 7.5 million. He won the pot.

Dario Sammartino228,200,00024,100,000
Hossein Ensan220,000,000-4,800,000
Alex Livingston66,600,000-19,300,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 8:44 PM Local Time
Hands #184-186: Livingston Below 100 Million

Hand #184: Dario Sammartino raised to 6,000,000 from the button and Hossein Ensan called from the big blind.

The flop was     and Ensan check-called 6,500,000 from Sammartino.

The turn was the  , both checked, the river was the   and both checked again.

Ensan showed    and Sammartino's hand wasn't visible to our flop camera, but the result was a chopped pot.

Hand #185: Alex Livingston raised to 5,500,000 from the button and Dario Sammartino called from the big blind.

They checked to the turn of a      where Sammartino bet 5,000,000. Livingston called.

The river was the  , Sammartino bet 14,500,000 and Livingston folded.

Hand #186: Hossein Ensan raised to 5,500,000 from the button and Alex Livingston called from the big blind.

They checked to the river of a       board where Livingston bet 4,500,000. Ensan raised to 19,000,000 and Livingston folded.

Hossein Ensan224,800,00011,800,000
Dario Sammartino204,100,00012,300,000
Alex Livingston85,900,000-24,100,000
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