The most prestigious poker event of the year will crown a champion tonight as the 2019 World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event will play down to a winner as of 5:30 p.m. local time at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
Out of the second-biggest WSOP Main Event field of 8,569 entries ever in the 50th edition, three different nationalities will be represented when the cards go back in the air, and all eyes are set on the WSOP Main Event bracelet and the payday of $10,000,000 that comes along with it.
No boxing announcer will be needed to get the crowd going in the Amazon Room, announcing the three finalists in contention to become "champion of the world". The rails of Hossein Ensan, Alex Livingston and Dario Sammartino have proven in the previous days that the Thunderdome and entire tournament room is filled with chants in three different languages creating a worthy atmosphere for the big showdown.
Ensan is the odds-on favorite to claim the title and his first bracelet, as he ended up on top of the leaderboard for three straight days. Born in Iran, the 55-year-old will enter the final day with 326,800,000. It is a commanding lead, as the stacks of Livingston (120,400,000) and Sammartino (67,600,000) combined only represent around 36.5% of the chips in play.
However, with the deep WSOP Main Event structure, even Sammartino as the shortest stack has 33 big blinds at his disposal and the Italian has the experience of several WSOP final tables to his name. Livingston will enter Day 10 with 60 big blinds and Ensan lords it over them at the top of the counts with a massive 163 big blinds.
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There is 1:32:05 remaining in Level 40 (1,000,000/2,000,000, with a 2,000,000-big blind ante).
How did the final table play out so far?
The entire poker world will have their eyes set on the final day of the 2019 WSOP as the live broadcast with hole cards displayed will be broadcasted on ESPN and PokerGO on a security delay of 30 minutes, depending on the regional restrictions. As usual, the PokerNews team will provide hand-for-hand coverage in real-time from start to finish until a champion is crowned.
Final Table Results and Remaining Payouts