Hossein Ensan won the 2019 Main Event at the World Series of Poker and walked away with $10,000,000 aand the coveted WSOP Main Event Bracelet after defeatin a giant field of more than 8,500 players reached for th top seat and failed.
Ensan was born in Iran and moved to Germany at the age of 25. He worked as a painter before his poker career. In August 2014, Ensan won the seniors event at the European Poker Tour's Barcelona festival, then a week later he finished third out of 1,496 players in the Main Event for €652,000. He also made the final table at EPT Malta in March 2015, finishing in sixth. Finally, he made his third EPT final table in Prague that December and won the tournament for €754,000.
Ensan won a WSOP circuit ring in Rozvadov, Czech Republic in 2017. He had just one WSOP cash prior to the 2019 Main Event, in the Colossus event at the WSOP Europe in 2017.
At the 2019 Main Event, Ensan entered the final table with the chip lead at 177,000,000, more than a third of the chips in play. On the 301st hand of the final table, he defeated Dario Sammartino heads-up with against the of Sammartino. At age 55, Ensan became the oldest Main Event champion since Noel Furlong in 1999 and the second German champion after Pius Heinz in 2011.
As of 2019, Ensan's total live earnings are more than $12.6 million.