Hossein Ensan

Hossein Ensan

Hossein Ensan



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Hossein Ensan
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Hossein Ensan is an Iranian-German poker player who won the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event.

He topped a field of 8,569 players and defeated Italy's Dario Sammartino heads-up to win $10,000,000.


Born in Iran, Ensan moved to Germany in his 20s before studying civil engineering at the University of Munster. He took up poker late in life, and burst onto the scene in August 2014 when he won the EPT Barcelona Seniors Event, before finishing third in the Main Event for 652,000.

By the end of 2015, Ensan had made a further two EPT Main Event final tables in Malta and Prague, winning the EPT Prague Main Event for 754,510.

In 2017, Ensan won a WSOP Circuit ring in the WSOPC Rozvadov Main Event, winning 184,812 in the process.

2019 WSOP Champ Hossein Ensan Reflects on EPT History

At the 2019 World Series of Poker, Ensan entered the final table of the Main Event as the overwhelming chip leader. Backed by a boisterous rail he came out on top and became world champion.

"It is the best feeling I have in all my life," he said at the time.

Later that year, Ensan made another deep run in the EPT Prague Main Event but ultimately finished 14th.

WSOP Main Event Winners 2010-19

20198,569Hossein EnsanGermany$10,000,000
20187,874John CynnUnited States$8,800,000
20177,221Scott BlumsteinUnited States$8,150,000
20166,737Qui NguyenUnited States (born in Vietnam)$8,005,310
20156,420Joe McKeehenUnited States$7,683,346
20146,683Martin JacobsonSweden$10,000,000
20136,352Ryan RiessUnited States$8,361,570
20126,598Greg MersonUnited States$8,531,853
20116,865Pius HeinzGermany$8,715,638
20107,319Jonathan DuhamelCanada$8,944,310

PokerNews Covered Events

2023 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas$10,400 WPT World Championship144th$34,100
2023 The Grand Big Wrap10,000 Platinum High Roller7th€45,600
2023 The Grand Big Wrap10,000 Diamond High Roller15th€31,000
2022 PokerStars EPT Prague3,000 EPT Mystery Bounty23rd€8,260
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #65: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em86th$7,401
2022 Wynn Summer Classic$3,500 NLH Championship116th$9,521
2021 PokerStars EPT Prague5,300 EPT Main Event14th€51,310
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #68: $1,111 Little One for One Drop140th$3,685
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #64: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha71st$8,826
2019 PokerStars EPT Prague5,300 EPT Main Event28th€23,560
2019 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #8: 25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold'em3rd€251,837
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship1st$10,000,000
2018 PokerStars and Monte-CarloCasino EPTMain Event80th€10,300
2017 PokerStars Championship Prague10,000 High Roller3rd€242,000
2017 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #5: THE COLOSSUS - 550 No-Limit Hold'em76th€2,824
2017 WSOP International Circuit King's Casino RozvadovMain Event1st€184,812
2017 partypoker LIVE German Poker ChampionshipMain Event85th€2,000
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo CasinoMain Event32nd€15,420
2015 PokerStars EPT Season 12 Prague5,300 Main Event1st€754,510
2015-2016 WSOP International Circuit King's Casino RozvadovMain Event33rd€4,680
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Barcelona5,300 Main Event205th€9,450
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Malta5,300 Main Event6th€153,700
2014 Master Classics of PokerMain Event31st€5,901
2014 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Barcelona5,300 Main Event3rd€652,667