After 10 grueling days of around 12 hours per day of play, a winner has now emerged in Event #73: $10,000 NLHE Main Event - World Championship of the 2019 WSOP at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
With a buy-in of $10,000 and the player entries reaching 8,569 in total, the entire prizepool built up $80,548,600, with the last man standing to get the lion's share of a whopping $10 million!
Hossein Ensan, 51, was unknown to most people in the poker world before winning an EPT Seniors Event in Barcelona last year. He used some of his winnings to a live satellite that eventually took him to the EPT Barcelona Main Event in which he finished in third place. Then he finished 6th in the EPT Malta Main Event a few months later.
A big congratulations to Andre Lettau, the winner of the richest Main Event (100th) in European Poker Tour history! Lettau, a 27-year-old online pro from Germany, entered the final table in the middle of the chip counts. After several hours of play, he the other two remaining players struck a deal (Hossein Ensan €652,667, Lettau €704,058 and Sam Phillips €1,021,275) that left €90,000 and the title to play for.
The recording-breaking field of 1,496 players has been narrowed down to a final table of eight after five intensive days of play. Out front is a German named Hossein Ensan who won Event #3 of this festival 10 days ago for €4,535, the biggest live cash of his career.