Hossein Ensan

Hossein Ensan

Hossein Ensan

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$13,501,835 total poker live earnings

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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

2019 8,569 Hossein Ensan Germany $10,000,000
2018 7,874 John Cynn United States $8,800,000
2017 7,221 Scott Blumstein United States $8,150,000
2016 6,737 Qui Nguyen United States (born in Vietnam) $8,005,310
2015 6,420 Joe McKeehen $7,683,346
2014 6,683 Martin Jacobson Sweden $10,000,000
2013 6,352 Ryan Riess United States $8,361,570
2012 6,598 Greg Merson United States $8,531,853
2011 6,865 Pius Heinz Germany $8,715,638
2010 7,319 Jonathan Duhamel Canada $8,944,310

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2024 PokerStars EPT Paris3,000 Mystery Bounty 10th €21,240
2024 WSOP Circuit MarrakechWSOPC Main Event 100th 36,000 MAD
2023 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas$10,400 WPT World Championship 144th $34,100
2023 The Grand Big Wrap10,000 Platinum High Roller 7th €45,600
2023 The Grand Big Wrap10,000 Diamond High Roller 15th €31,000
2022 PokerStars EPT Prague3,000 EPT Mystery Bounty 23rd €8,260
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #65: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em 86th $7,401
2022 Wynn Summer Classic$3,500 NLH Championship 116th $9,521
2021 PokerStars EPT Prague5,300 EPT Main Event 14th €51,310
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #68: $1,111 Little One for One Drop 140th $3,685
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #64: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha 71st $8,826
2019 PokerStars EPT Prague5,300 EPT Main Event 28th €23,560
2019 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #8: 25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 3rd €251,837
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT - World Championship 1st $10,000,000
2018 PokerStars and Monte-CarloCasino EPTMain Event 80th €10,300
2017 PokerStars Championship Prague10,000 High Roller 3rd €242,000
2017 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #5: THE COLOSSUS - 550 No-Limit Hold’em 76th €2,824
2017 WSOP International Circuit King’s Casino RozvadovMain Event 1st €184,812
2017 partypoker LIVE German Poker ChampionshipMain Event 85th €2,000
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo CasinoMain Event 32nd €15,420
2015 PokerStars EPT Season 12 Prague5,300 Main Event 1st €754,510
2015-2016 WSOP International Circuit King’s Casino RozvadovMain Event 33rd €4,680
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Barcelona5,300 Main Event 205th €9,450
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Malta5,300 Main Event 6th €153,700
2014 Master Classics of PokerMain Event 31st €5,901
2014 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Barcelona5,300 Main Event 3rd €652,667