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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:04 PM Local Time
Hands #126-128: Ace-King High Works for Ensan
Hand #126: Hossein Ensan raised the button to 4,000,000 and won his first outright pot of the final day.
Hand #127: Alex Livingston limped the small blind and Ensan checked in the big blind. On the flop, Ensan faced a check-raise from 2,000,000 to 8,000,000 and clicked it back to 22,000,000. Livingston quickly folded and Ensan claimed the second pot in a row.
Hand #128: Ensan raised to 6,000,000 in the small blind and Dario Sammartino called. On a flop of , Ensan bet 5,000,000 and Sammartino tossed in a T-5,000,000 chip for the call. The followed on the turn, Ensan slowed down and checked to see Sammartino bet 8,5000,000.
Ensan made the call and they headed to the river, which was once again checked by Ensan. Sammartino opted to check back and Ensan turned over as the winning hand, as Sammartino mucked.
|Hossein Ensan||336,300,000||36,500,000 |
|Alex Livingston||128,400,000||-14,000,000 |
|Dario Sammartino||50,100,000||-22,500,000 |
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:57 PM Local Time
Hands #123-125: Aces Up No Good for Sammartino
Hand #123: Hossein Ensan opened for 5 million on the button and Alex Livingston defended the big blind. Livingston check-called 3 million on the flop and both players checked the . The river was an and Livingston came out betting with 14.5 million. Ensan gave it up.
Hand #124: Dario Sammartino opened for 4.5 million on the button and Ensan defended the big blind. The players saw a board for free and each player showed king-high to chop.
Hand #125: Livingston raised to 4.5 million on the button and Sammartino defended his big blind. On the flop, Sammartino check-called 5 million. Sammartino checked again on the and Livingston sized up to 14.5 million. The river was a , and Sammartino checked a final time. Livingston thought a bit and checked it back.
Sammartino showed for aces up but was beaten by .
|Hossein Ensan||299,800,000||-9,500,000 |
|Alex Livingston||142,400,000||35,000,000 |
|Dario Sammartino||72,600,000||-25,500,000 |
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:45 PM Local Time
Hands #121-122: Sammartino Calls With King High and Wins
Hand #121: Dario Sammartino raised to 4,500,000 from the button and Hossein Ensan called from the big blind.
They checked to the turn of a where Ensan bet 6,500,000. Sammartino called.
The river was the and both checked.
Ensan showed , but Sammartino took it down with for a pair of sixes.
Hand #122: Alex Livingston raised to 4,500,000 from the button, Hossein Ensan called from the small blind and Dario Sammartino called from the big blind.
They checked to the river of a board where Livingston bet 7,500,000. Ensan folded and Sammartino thought it over for about two minutes before he called.
Livingston tabled , while Sammartino showed to win the pot.
|Hossein Ensan||309,300,000||-17,500,000 |
|Alex Livingston||107,400,000||-13,000,000 |
|Dario Sammartino||98,100,000||30,500,000 |
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:37 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal!
The final three players have taken their seats, been introduced and the cards are in the air!
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:34 PM Local Time
Level 40 started
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:43 PM Local Time
A New World Champion Will Be Crowned Today
The most prestigious poker event of the year will crown a champion tonight as the 2019 World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event will play down to a winner as of 5:30 p.m. local time at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
Out of the second-biggest WSOP Main Event field of 8,569 entries ever in the 50th edition, three different nationalities will be represented when the cards go back in the air, and all eyes are set on the WSOP Main Event bracelet and the payday of $10,000,000 that comes along with it.
No boxing announcer will be needed to get the crowd going in the Amazon Room, announcing the three finalists in contention to become "champion of the world". The rails of Hossein Ensan, Alex Livingston and Dario Sammartino have proven in the previous days that the Thunderdome and entire tournament room is filled with chants in three different languages creating a worthy atmosphere for the big showdown.
Ensan is the odds-on favorite to claim the title and his first bracelet, as he ended up on top of the leaderboard for three straight days. Born in Iran, the 55-year-old will enter the final day with 326,800,000. It is a commanding lead, as the stacks of Livingston (120,400,000) and Sammartino (67,600,000) combined only represent around 36.5% of the chips in play.
However, with the deep WSOP Main Event structure, even Sammartino as the shortest stack has 33 big blinds at his disposal and the Italian has the experience of several WSOP final tables to his name. Livingston will enter Day 10 with 60 big blinds and Ensan lords it over them at the top of the counts with a massive 163 big blinds.
There is 1:32:05 remaining in Level 40 (1,000,000/2,000,000, with a 2,000,000-big blind ante).
How did the final table play out so far?
The entire poker world will have their eyes set on the final day of the 2019 WSOP as the live broadcast with hole cards displayed will be broadcasted on ESPN and PokerGO on a security delay of 30 minutes, depending on the regional restrictions. As usual, the PokerNews team will provide hand-for-hand coverage in real-time from start to finish until a champion is crowned.
Final Table Results and Remaining Payouts
|1|| || ||$10,000,000|
|2|| || ||$6,000,000|
|3|| || ||$4,000,000|
|4||Garry Gates||United States||$3,000,000|
|5||Kevin Maahs||United States||$2,200,000|
|6||Zhen Cai||United States||$1,850,000|
|7||Nick Marchington||United Kingdom||$1,525,000|
|8||Timothy Su||United States||$1,250,000|