The World Series of Poker main event is over, and Hossein Ensan is $10 million richer. The final hand of the tournament was pretty wild.
Ensan was the chip leader for most of the time during the final table, but he did briefly lose his lead against Dario Sammartino once the two were heads up. Let’s take a look at how the final hand played out.
Ensan, with pocket kings, raised to $11 million, which Sammartino, who had 4-of-spades and 8-of-spades, called. After the flop, which fell 10-of-spades, 2-of-diamonds and 6-of-spades, Sammartino checked before Ensan bet $15 million. Sammartino called. The turn was a 9-of-clubs. Ensan bet $33 million, and Sammartino moved all-in. Ensan called.
Sammartino moved all-in on a draw. He needed a spade to complete a flush or a seven to complete a straight.
The river was a queen-of-clubs. Sammartino didn’t hit – and Ensan won the tournament. Check it out:
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Sammartino, for second place, walked away with $6 million. Third place went to Alex Livingston, who took home $4 million.
According to ESPN, this is the first time the main event has been won with pocket kings. Congrats to Ensan on a tournament well-played.