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The Bernard Lee Poker Show 12-36: 2019 WSOP Main Event Champion Hossein Ensan

Hosts:
Bernard Lee @BernardLeePoker
Guests:
Hossein Ensan

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the PokerNews Podcast Network, Bernard Lee interviews 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Hossein Ensan.

Initially, Hossein talks about his background in poker, and then the champion discusses how the experience in his previous victories helped him in the 2019 WSOP Main Event. Hossein spends time discussing his initial goal (Make the Money) and then his march to the WSOP Main Event final table. Finally, Hossein talks about actually winning the 2019 WSOP Main Event, earning $10 million and the most coveted bracelet in poker.

Show Time Stamps

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is 2019 WSOP Main Event champion, Hossein Ensan.
0:55Beginning next week, The Bernard Lee Poker Show will be moving to a new home, CardplayerLifestyle.com. The show is honored to have been part of the PokerNews Podcast Network for the past two years. Come listen to the show at its new home and listen to the podcast starting next week.
2:20WSOP announces more events in its 2020 schedule.
4:18Jaime Haletky captured the WSOP Circuit Main Event at the Thunder Valley Casino, just outside of Sacramento, over 487 entries, earning $147,706.
5:30Greg Raymer captures his fifth Heartland Poker Tour Main Event. The former 2012 HPT Player of the Year and 2004 WSOP Main Event champion defeated 520 entries at the Ameristar East Chicago, earning $171,411.
6:33Global Poker Awards nominations were released and open to fan voting until Thursday January 23. Bernard Lee was nominated for his ESPN column on Phil Hellmuth 30th anniversary of his WSOP Main Event victory.
9:11RunGood Gear Ad
9:54Bernard welcomes Hossein Ensan to the show.
10:54Hossein joins the show.
11:32Hossein discusses his background in poker, beginning playing poker around the turn of the century. Then he discusses his successes over the past decade.
14:49Hossein recalls his poker from 2017 to the present.
16:55Hossein discusses how the experience in his previous victories helped him in the 2019 WSOP Main Event.
20:12Hossein discusses his workout routine including stretching during the WSOP Main Event.
21:24Hossein discusses that he was all-in only once before reaching the final table.
23:16Hossein explains that he prepared for the WSOP Main Event by watching a lot of past tournaments on YouTube and watching videos of himself. He also discusses how he loved the structure of the WSOP Main Event.
25:45Hossein explains that his first goal was the make the money, recalls his chip stack on each early day and how he played after he was in the money.
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30:34Bernard continues his interview with Hossein Ensan, the 2019 WSOP Main Event Champion.
30:58Hossein discusses his plan was step by step and just to bag up each day.
32:22Hossein explains what an incredible feeling it was to be the chip leader heading into the WSOP Main Event final table.
35:55Hossein discusses Day One of the 2019 WSOP Main Event final table.
38:03Hossein discusses the minimum place he wanted to finish at the 2019 WSOP Main Event, which was 5th place in his mind.
39:46Hossein recalls that on Day 9 or Day 2 of the WSOP Main Event final table is when he felt he had an excellent chance to win the tournament.
40:53Hossein describes the roller coaster ride of Day 3 of the 2019 WSOP Main Event final table.
42:02Hossein discusses the last day of the 2019 WSOP Main Event.
43:56Hossein describes who was helping him with watching the coverage and conveyed the information to Hossein.
45:03Hossein discusses what he might do with his winnings from the 2019 WSOP Main Event.
44:42Hossein discusses his friendship with Dario Sammartino.
47:42Hossein discusses his life since winning the 2019 WSOP Main Event including several television appearances and interviews.

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