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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


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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 Ensan336,300,00036,500,000
Alex Livingston128,400,000-14,000,000
Dario Sammartino50,100,000-22,500,000
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 Ensan299,800,000-9,500,000
Alex Livingston142,400,00035,000,000
Dario Sammartino72,600,000-25,500,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:45 PM Local Time
Hands #121-122: Sammartino Calls With King High and Wins

Dario Sammartino

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 Ensan309,300,000-17,500,000
Alex Livingston107,400,000-13,000,000
Dario Sammartino98,100,00030,500,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:37 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal!

Final Three Players

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
Level: 40
Blinds: 1,000,000/2,000,000
Ante: 2,000,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:43 PM Local Time
A New World Champion Will Be Crowned Today

Hossein Ensan

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.

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Hossein EnsanGermany326,800,000163
2Dario SammartinoItaly67,600,00033
3Alex LivingstonCanada120,400,00060

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?

Progress on the Final Table
Progress on the Final Table

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

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (USD)
1  $10,000,000
2  $6,000,000
3  $4,000,000
4Garry GatesUnited States$3,000,000
5Kevin MaahsUnited States$2,200,000
6Zhen CaiUnited States$1,850,000
7Nick MarchingtonUnited Kingdom$1,525,000
8Timothy SuUnited States$1,250,000
9Milos SkrbicSerbia$1,000,000
Dario Sammartino, Hossein Ensan, and Alex Livingston in the Thunderdome
Dario Sammartino, Hossein Ensan, and Alex Livingston in the Thunderdome