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Event Info

Prize Pool €1,000,000
Players 672

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 20,000
Main Event
Day 4 completed

Hossein Ensan Wins 2017 WSOP Circuit Rozvadov Main Event (€184,812)

zedmaster84 • Level 32: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante
Hossein Ensan, WSOP-C Main Event Champion
Hossein Ensan, WSOP-C Main Event Champion

The last World Series of Poker Circuit ring has been awarded at the King's Casino in Rozvadov and it was EPT12 Prague Main Event champion Hossein Ensan that defeated Jan Timo Jobmann in heads-up to claim his first WSOP Circuit ring in the €1,650 Main Event after a dominating performance on the final day.

“I am happy to be here. That was four days with great players and it was tough. But now I am just very happy,” Ensan said when he was presented the WSOP Circuit ring by WSOP tournament director Jack Effel. The fifty-three-year-old Ensan, who was born in Iran, already has $2.1 million in cashes, all on European soil, and considers poker as an enjoyable hobby. After knocking out six of his seven opponents on the final table, Ensan claimed further €184,812 to his poker resume.

Jobmann added a second place to his astonishing performances during the festival including finishes on all three podium spots after a victory in the €600+66 No Limit Hold'em 6-Max Event and a third place in the €420 Bounty Hunter tournament.

The 28-year-old more than doubled his career cashes with a payday of €116,444, was gracious in defeat and smiled while he shook hands with Ensan. “We both got the ticket now, so I'll see you in the USA. Just let me know and we do something together, let's rock that tournament and get heads-up again." Both qualified for the World Series of Poker Circuit Global Casino Championship in 2018 as part of the WSOP Circuit ranking.

€1,650 Main Event Final Results

1Hossein EnsanGermany€184,812
2Jan Timo JobmannGermany€116,444
3Rifat GegicGermany€83,407
4Davit OkropiridzeGeorgia€65,691
5Pavel StolarCzech Republic€51,615
6Viktor KovachevBulgaria€40,315
7Michael MagalashviliIsrael€30,356
8Viliyan PetleshkovBulgaria€21,163
Hossein Ensan, WSOP-C Main Event Champion

Final Day Action

The day started with two all in showdowns in the first half an hour. Viliyan Petleshkov doubled with pocket nines against fellow Bulgarian Viktor Kovachev. Pavel Stolar, who started as one of the big stacks, then lost a big portion of his stack when his pocket aces ended up second best to the flopped set of sevens of Rifat Gegic.

Viliyan Petleshkov became the first casualty of the final table. The High Roller regular from Bulgaria, who already won a WSOP Circuit ring here at King's Casino in 2016, got his stack in via three-bet jam with ace-queen. Hossein Ensan looked him up with the ace-king and a queen on the flop was followed by a king on the turn to reduce the field to the last seven hopefuls.

Michael Magalashvili recorded a new career-best score of €30,356 for finishing 7th. Two years ago when the WSOP Circuit stopped in Rozvadov for the first time, Magalashvili finished 18th in this very event. The player from Israel with Georgian roots got it in with ace-eight and Hossein Ensan looked him up with ace-queen. Magalashvili found no help until the queen-high river and was sent to the rail.

By then, Ensan was dominating at the top of the chip counts and also sent the third player in a row to the payout desk. Day 2 chip leader Viktor Kovachev got it in with ace-nine suited and Ensan looked him up with king-jack suited. The king-high flop gave Ensan top pair, and he dodged the flush draw of Kovachev to reduce the field to the last five.

The very next hand, Pavel Stolar was all in and at risk with the ace-four. Jan Timo Jobmann called with pocket sevens and suddenly there were just four players remaining, three Germans and Davit Okropiridze from Georgia.

After scoring a double through Jobmann, it was Davit Okropiridze who had to settle for 4th place. He flopped top two pair with queen-jack and Hossein Ensan put him at risk with ace-deuce suited for a gutshot and the nut flush draw. Another heart appeared right away on the turn and the river was a blank. Okropiridze only had $2,049 in cashes prior to the tournament and skyrocketed into the top 10 of the all-time money list of his home country as a result.

Three-handed play only lasted half an hour and it was Rifat Gegic who made a move with ace-high and a gutshot in a three-way hand. Hossein Ensan called with king-queen for top pair and the river was a blank to give Ensan an overwhelming lead for heads-up. The duel for the title only lasted two hands and Jan Timo Jobmann got it in with queen-three suited for a flush draw on a ten-high flop. Ensan had seven-eight of diamonds for the same flush draw, spiked a straight draw on the turn and rivered an off suit eight to emerge victorious.

The event drew a total of 672 entries and the top 71 spots took home a portion of the prize pool. Among those to cash were Dorde Jovanovic (70th, for €3,639), Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (69th, for €3,639), 2015 WSOP Circuit Rozvadov champion Mateusz Dziewonski (62nd, for €3,639), Georgios Zisimopoulos (58th, for €3,639), 14-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth (56th, for €3,639), Sander van Wesemael (38th, for €4,788), Jaroslaw Sikora (30th, for €5,554), two-time WSOP bracelet winner Brandon Cantu (14th, for €10,342) and Carlo Savinelli (12th, for €11,874).

There is just a short break while the non-stop action in Rozvadov continues, and the start of the World Series of Poker Europe is only two days away. The PokerNews live reporting team will be there to provide updates of all bracelet events, so make sure to tune back in regularly.

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierBrandon CantuCarlo SavinelliDavit OkropiridzeDorde JovanovicGeorgios ZisimopoulosHossein EnsanJan Timo JobmannJaroslaw SikoraMateusz DziewonskiMichael MagalashviliPavel StolarRifat GegicSander van WesemaelViktor KovachevViliyan Petleshkov

Jan Timo Jobmann Eliminated in 2nd Place (€116,444)

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Jan Timo Jobmann and Hossein Ensan
Jan Timo Jobmann and Hossein Ensan

In just the second hand of heads-up play, Hossein Ensan limped in from the button with {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and Jan Timo Jobmann checked his option holding {q-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}.

The flop came {10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}, giving both players a flush draw. Jobmann checked and Ensan fired out a bet of 200,000. Jobmann check-raised to 550,000 and Ensan quickly announced all-in. Jobmann stuck in his last 2,325,000 chips and the cards were face up.

The turn brought the {9-Hearts} and Ensan picked up an open-ended straight draw. The river landed the {8-Spades} and Ensan paired his eight on the river to end the tournament. Jobmann will walk away with over €116,000 for a second-place finish, while Ensan took down the title and a WSOP Circuit gold ring.

Hossein Ensan de 20,100,000 2,275,000
Jan Timo Jobmann DE Busted

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Rifat Gegic Eliminated in 3rd Place (€83,407)

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Rifat Gegic
Rifat Gegic

Rifat Gegic raised to 350,000 on the button with {a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} and Hossein Ensan called in the small blind with {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}. Jan Timo Jobmann also called from the big blind with {10-Hearts}{7-Hearts}. The flop came {k-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{6-Hearts} and everyone checked to the {9-Spades} on the turn.

Ensan and Jobmann both checked again and Gegic piled his remaining 5,080,000 chips into the middle. Ensan snap-called and Jobmann tossed his cards away as all three players bounced out of their seats. Gegic went for a big move but was drawing slim against Ensan's top pair.

The river landed the {q-Diamonds} and Gegic was eliminated in third place for a payday of €83,407.

Hossein Ensan de 17,825,000 6,640,000
Jan Timo Jobmann DE 2,325,000 -2,445,000
Rifat Gegic de Busted

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Ensan Four-Bet Shoves

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Hossein Ensan raised to 240,000 on the button with {3-Spades}{3-Clubs} and Jan Timo Jobmann three-bet to 775,000 from the small blind with {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}. Rifat Gegic laid down his bag blind and the action was back on Ensan.

Ensan quickly four-bet shoved all-in, putting Jobmann at risk should he call. He elected to fold his pocket fours and Ensan picked up over 1,000,000 chips with the worst hand.

Hossein Ensan de 11,185,000 465,000
Jan Timo Jobmann DE 4,770,000 -665,000

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Jobmann Sends Gegic Into the Tank

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Rifat Gegic raised to 250,000 on the button with {j-Diamonds}{8-Spades} and Jan Timo Jobmann defended his big blind with {10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}. The flop fell {9-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Clubs} and both players checked to the {a-Diamonds} on the turn.

Jobmann checked again and Gegic fired a bet of 275,000. Jobmann made the call and the {9-Diamonds} landed on the river. Jobmann led out for 400,000 with trip nines and Gegic went into the tank for a couple minutes. It is unsure if Gegic was thinking about raising or just taking his time, but he eventually laid his hand down.

Jan Timo Jobmann DE 5,435,000 675,000
Rifat Gegic de 3,950,000 -735,000

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Ensan and Gegic Trade Pots

zedmaster84 • Level 32: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Once the cards were back in the air, Hossein Ensan's raise with {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts} on the button was called by Rifat Gegic with the {K-Spades}{9-Clubs} and the flop fell {9-Spades}{4-Spades}{4-Clubs}. Gegic made it 440,000 to go and that forced a fold.

A limped pot between the two followed with Gegic picking up {5-Hearts}{3-Spades} in the small blind and Ensan holding {6-Spades}{3-Clubs} in the big blind. Both checked the {9-Clubs}{8-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop and Gegic check-called a bet of 120,000 on the {4-Clubs} turn before the {5-Diamonds} river was checked again.

Hossein Ensan de 10,720,000 -1,010,000
Jan Timo Jobmann DE 4,760,000 -205,000
Rifat Gegic de 4,685,000 80,000

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Davit Okropiridze Eliminated in 4th Place (€65,691)

ajlamers • Level 32: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante
Davit Okropiridze
Davit Okropiridze

Davit Okropiridze raised to 275,000 with {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs} from under the gun and Hossein Ensan called from the small blind with {a-Hearts}{2-Hearts}. The flop came {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{10-Clubs} and Ensan checked his nut flush draw. Okropiridze flopped two pair and continued for 325,000. Ensan check-raised all-in and Okropiridze reluctantly made the call for 2,910,000.

The turn card brought the {10-Hearts} and Ensan continued to run hot, making his flush right away. Okropiridze still had full house outs but the {2-Clubs} on the river provided no help to him. He was eliminated in fourth place and Ensan will take a commanding chip lead heading to the final three.

Hossein Ensan de 11,730,000 3,030,000
Jan Timo Jobmann DE 4,965,000 -260,000
Rifat Gegic de 4,605,000 -195,000
Davit Okropiridze ge Busted

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