The Bernard Lee Poker Show 12-35: 2019 WSOP Main Event Runner-up Dario Sammartino
In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the PokerNews Podcast Network, Bernard Lee interviews 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up Dario Sammartino.
Sammartino had most experience heading into the WSOP Main Event final table. Here, he recalls how he got started in poker and relives his incredible run in the 2019 WSOP Main Event, including his controversial hand with 11 players remaining and especially the final table.
Finally, Sammartino discusses playing heads-up versus Hossein Ensan, resulting in his second-place finish and earning $6 million.
Show Time Stamps
|0:00||Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is 2019 WSOP Main Event runner-up, Dario Sammartino.|
|0:51||Dustin Schoonover captured the WSOP Circuit Main Event in Choctaw over 1065 entries, earning $272,846.|
|1:43||Chance Kornuth leads the WPT Gardens Poker Championship final table. The final six players will return on March 31 in Las Vegas at the HyperX Esports Arena where the winner will win $554,495.[/URL]|
|3:31||RunGood Gear Ad|
|4:14||Bernard welcomes Dario Sammartino to the show.|
|5:36||Dario joins the show.|
|6:36||Dario discusses his love for the WSOP Main Event. “It is for sure the best tournament in the world…It’s an amazing experience.”|
|9:14||Dario recalls how he got started in the world of poker playing live and online as a teenager in Naples, Italy.|
|12:50||Dario discusses how he enjoys playing live better than online.|
|14:46||Dario recalls how he felt entering the WSOP Main Event. “I wasn’t really happy about my summer before I play the Main Event…because I wanted to win the bracelet.”|
|16:17||Dario recalls that he was very sick early in the 2019 WSOP Main Event and didn’t get better until heading into Day 6 with 106 players remaining.|
|20:57||Bernard explains the controversial hand with 11 players left. Then, Dario discusses the hand from his perspective.|
|25:23||Bernard continues his interview with Dario Sammartino, the 2019 WSOP Main Event runner-up.|
|27:01||Dario discusses Day 8, which was Day 1 of the 2019 WSOP Main Event final table, including his thoughts after three players were quickly eliminated.|
|28:08||Dario states that he never uses a strategy before he goes and plays and uses the best strategy at the moment. Thus, he didn’t have a specific strategy entering the 2019 WSOP Main Event final table.|
|29:40||Dario remembers how his poker friends analyzed the final table and gave him lots of information that helped him.|
|31:13||Dario recalls entering Day 2 of the WSOP Main Event final table when he doubles up right away and felt incredible as he was right back in the tournament.|
|35:44||Bernard describes a very interesting hand versus Alex Livingston during Day 3 of the 2019 WSOP Main Event final table.|
|39:25||Dario discusses his heads-up play with Hossein Ensan, the 2019 WSOP Main Event champion. “I was super happy to be heads-up with him because we are friends before the (WSOP) Main Event.”|
|45:03||Dario discusses what he might do with his winnings from the 2019 WSOP Main Event.|
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