Posts Tagged ‘Ensan’

Hossein Ensan Wins 2015 EPT Prague Main Event

 Hossein Ensan Wins 2015 EPT Prague Main Event

For many people, making it to a final table in a major live poker tournament just once would be a great accomplishment. It would be enough. Big money, lots of fun, a great memory…maybe we wouldn’t say, “Now I can die happy,” but we very well might be content if that’s as far as we ever got in poker. But for Hossein Ensan, just making it to a final table was not enough. Last week, after twice reaching European Poker Tour final tables in the last year and a half but failing to collect the ultimate prize, Ensan broke through, winning the 2015 EPT Prague Main Event and just over three-quarters of a million Euro.

His first journey to an EPT final table came in August 2014, when he finished third in the EPT Barcelona Main Event, good for a healthy €652,667 ($ 860,091). Prior to that success, he Ensan had never even had a five-figure cash in a live tournament, according to his resume at Less than a year later, in March 2015, Ensan again made a final table, this time bowing out in sixth place in the EPT Malta Main Event. That run made him €153,700 ($ 166,263).

Ensan had the second smallest chip stack going into the final table: just 2.715 million chips compared to the chip leader, Ilkin Amriov’s, 9.975 million. He looked like he was going to be done quickly, as Ensan fell to a million chips after three hands, but he soon doubled-up to get back in the game. He continued to grow his stack as the orbits went on and ended up eliminating Thomas Butzhammer in fourth place to give his stack a boost.

Going into heads-up play against Gleb Tremzin (who, by the way, has an awesome name and sounds like he should be a character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Hossein Ensan had a 17.5 million to 13.8 million chip lead. The one-on-one confrontation was a little bit anti-climactic as the two men agreed a deal beforehand, each taking €724,510 and leaving €30,000 for which to compete, in addition to the title.

At the same time, though, while players who cut a deal often don’t let the heads-up match last a long time because the money motivation has largely disappeared, this contest still lasted another five hours. On the final hand, Ensan limped pre-flop, Tremzin raised, and Ensan called. They checked the flop of Q-7-7 and then Ensan called Tremzin’s 1 million chip bet after a 9 was dealt on the turn. With the 4 on the river, Tremzin bet 1.9 million, Ensan moved all-in, and Tremzin called. Ensan revealed pocket Aces, which beat Tremzin’s Q-J, to take down the tournament.

2015 European Poker Tour Prague Main Event – Final Table Standings

1.    Hossein Ensan – €754,510
2.    Gleb Tremzin – €724,510
3.    Ilkin Amirov – €391,910
4.    Thomas Butzhammer – €294,180
5.    Slaven Popov – €226,330
6.    Olivier Ferrero – €166,080
7.    Onur Unsal – €122,530
8.    Vlado Banicevic – €87,700

Poker News Daily

usa poker svenska poker finland poker Deutsch poker spain poker italy poker france poker japan poker greece poker china poker brazil poker denemark poker netherlands poker india poker russia poker korea poker turkey poker
romanian poker bulgarian poker croatian poker czech poker israel   poker norway poker poland poker serbia poker slovakia poker slovenia poker