Prague Win For Hossein Ensan

Prague Win For Hossein Ensan

Thursday, 17 December 2015

The main event for the Prague stop of the European Poker Tour (EPT) ended last night with Hossein Ensan taking the title along with €754,410 ($818,797) in cash.

Born in Iran but now based in Germany, Ensan began yesterday’s finale of the €5,300 ($5,751) buy-in tournament over 7.2 million chips behind leader Ilkin Amirov but still managed to top a field of 1,044 runners in the Czech capital to earn his best career cash.

Despite beginning yesterday's six-man final in fifth place, 51-year-old Ensan skilfully manoeuvred his way into a heads-up battle with Russian ace Gleb Tremzin. The final two then agreed a deal that guaranteed each a pay-day of €724,510 ($785,716) while leaving €30,000 ($32,534) on top.

It subsequently took 115 hands for Ensan to finally get his hands on the extra cash and the trophy, sealing the deal in style when his pocket aces prevailed against Tremzin's Q-J.

The triumph at the Hilton Prague Hotel caps what's been a superb 18 months for Ensan as in this time he has also won a pair of side events at the EPT’s Grand Final, made the final table at the Barcelona and Malta stops of the EPT and taken down the Rotterdam Masters Of Poker tournament.

“I am having fun,” Ensan, whose career earnings now stand at over $2 million, told event sponsor PokerStars.

“This organisation, the PokerStars organisation, the camera people, the fans, that makes it fun.”

EPT Prague Main Event Results:

1 Hossein Ensan (Germany) - €754,510

2 Gleb Tremzin (Russia) - €724,510

3 Ilkin Amirov (Azerbaijan) - €391,910

4 Thomas Butzhammer (Germany) - €294,180

5 Slaven Popov (Bulgaria) - €226,330

6 Olivier Ferrero (France) - €166,080

Image courtesy of Neil Stoddart @ PokerStars

Tags: European Poker Tour, Hilton Prague Hotel, PokerStars, EPT, Prague, Hossein Ensan, Gleb Tremzin, Ilkin Amirov, Thomas Butzhammer, Slaven Popov, Olivier Ferrero, Rotterdam Masters Of Poker, Grand Final