Since July 16, 2019, everybody in the poker world without a doubt knows who Hossein Ensan is. Those on the European side of the lake, however, realized very well about the poker ability of the German man of honor with the Iranian roots. Prior to overcoming poker’s greatest prize, another trophy has just been sparkling on his mantlepiece for a considerable length of time: the one from the 2015 EPT Prague Main Event.
Ensan and EPT achievement have been going connected at the hip for a long time, with a three-path cleave in the 2014 EPT Barcelona Main Event being the primary huge score to get his poker vocation going. Nonetheless, it was a year later in the Czech capital where he tasted his total greatest accomplishment up until the WSOP Main Event triumph, and four years after that Cinderella run, he’s privilege back where he began to attempt to accomplish an unlikely second triumph.
Ensan is a piece of only 41 hopefuls out of a field of 1,154 in the PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague €5,300 Main Event that made it to Day 4. Every one of the 41 survivors is now ensured a cut of €17,640 from the €5,596,900 absolute prize pool, yet everyone’s eyes will be bolted on the gigantic in front of the rest of the competition prize of €1,005,600 that anticipates the champ on Tuesday, December 17 right here in the Atrium Casino in Hilton Prague. Ensan will be back with 520,000 in chips to attempt to get enchantment going again with one of the shorter stacks in the room.
Shehadeh and Livshitz in the Lead
Driving the route following three days is Luigi Shehadeh from Italy, who sacked the general chip lead with 2,287,000 in chips. Shehadeh picked up heaps of chips in the wake of taking out Andreas Boelling with pro ruler versus pro sovereign to bounce to the top, and expanded his lead from that point. The Italian has over $800,000 in lifetime rewards as per The Hendon Mob and ends up in prime dispute to include much increasingly top of that.
Shehadeh is trailed by Israel’s Gaby Livshitz, who sacked the second-greatest stack with 2,053,000. Livshitz took off upwards subsequent to splitting experts with pro lord and rode that favorable luck right to a top spot on the leaderboard. Following Shehadeh and Livshitz are Hungarian star Norbert Szecsi (1,978,000), Turkish hot shot Akin Tuna (1,919,000) and Alessio De Cesare (1,682,000), the second Italian in the best 5.
Notables that are still in conflict are Day 1a chip pioneer Pierre Calamusa (1,500,000), who sits in 6th spot. German hot shot Dietrich Fast (989,000), Orpen Kisacikoglu (798,000), Sylvain Loosli (715,000), Stefan Jedlicka (701,000), Dominik Panka (559,000) and Gaelle Baumann (370,000). They’ll all arrival on Sunday around early afternoon to proceed with their journey for EPT magnificence.
Huge Names Fall, Brutal River Sends Sammartino Packing
While a lot of huge names progressed to Day 3 of the Main Event, a sizable number of notables came up short on chips today. Stephen Chidwick, Adrian Mateos, Timothy Adams and Steve O’Dwyer were among those to get disposed of during the principal levels of the day, without a moment to spare to jump into the commonplace waters of the €25,000 Single-Day High Roller.
Different notables that left on Day 3 included Bart Lybaert, whose floundered set got broke by Norbert Szecsi’s secondary passage straight draw. Bryan Paris, 2017 Barcelona champ Sebastian Sorensson, Thomas Boivin, Juan Pardo, Erwann Pecheux, Davidi Kitai, a year ago’s third-place finisher Aleksandr Merzhvinskiy and the final PokerStars represetative, Kalidou Sow additionally tapped out during the day. The Hendon Mob’s All-Time Money List pioneer, Bryn Kenney, was the last disposal of the day and completed in 42nd spot.
And keeping in mind that Ensan had the option to endure, Day 3 turned into the end for the sole survivor up to him on that searing Summer night in the Vegas desert, Dario Sammartino. It was a fierce cooler against Victor Bogdanov that finished it for the ground-breaking Italian.
Having tumbled center set with a couple of sevens on a jack-high board, Sammartino registration the failure before the two players checked a harmless trey on the turn. At the point when all the cash flew in on the lord stream, Sammartino went astounded when Bogdanov flipped over pocket rulers for the rivered set to end his run on the spot. The Italian needed to make due with €14,550 for a 60th spot.