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Scott Blumstein Wins The 2017 WSOP Main Event!

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Daniel Ott, Scott Blumstein.
Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 by "T".

The poker world crowned a new world champion this weekend, as USA's Scott Bluemstein took down the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event for $8,150,000 and the gold and diamond covered bracelet! It was the first time Blumstein played the Main Event. It was a memorable one to say the least, as he took the chip lead on Day 7 and led the final table almost from start to finish!

He faced fellow American Daniel Ott heads-up. Ott, who also was playing the Main Event for the first time, only had 10 to 15 big blinds for some time of the battle but eventually managed to double up to 64 million in chips with the big blind at 3 million. He could have doubled up again shortly after the first double up, but the poker gods weren't on his side of the table...

Hand #246: Scott Blumstein limped from the small blind and Dan Ott bet 8 million. Blumstein moved all in and Ott, after a minute of thinking, called with his remaining 55 million chips.

Dan Ott: ADiamond8Diamond
Scott Blumstein: AHeart2Diamond

photo credit: pokernews.comThe flop rolled out JSpade6Spade5Heart and Ott remained ahead. The turn was the
7Heart and Ott picked up a straight draw. The river was the 2Heart and Blumstein's rail started celebrating! Blumstein had hit the miracle card to secure the Main Event title, while Ott had been eliminated in second place for a $4,700,000 payday. 

An understandably emotional Blumstein struggled to get the words out when asked by WSOP reporters how it felt to be the champion of the 2017 Main Event. "I'm still in shock. I thought I would get even more emotional that what I got in real time but it's just the best feeling, I can't even put it into words."

"I'm really happy with how I played tonight," Blumstein continued. "I'm lucky enough to have good resources and hit up a buddy of mine who is really good at heads-up and three-handed poker. We went over what I should do and I was hoping to execute. I think tonight went really well."

Final table results: 
1 Scott Blumstein, United States, $8,150,000
2 Dan Ott, United States, $4,700,000
3 Benjamin Pollak, France, $3,500,000
4 John Hesp, United Kingdom, $2,600,000
5 Antoine Saout, France, $2,000,000
6 Bryan Piccioli, United States, $1,675,000
7 Damian Salas, Argentina, $1,425,000
8 Jack Sinclair, United Kingdom, $1,200,000
9 Ben Lamb, United States, $1,000,000


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19 comments for "Scott Blumstein Wins The 2017 WSOP Main Event! "

 waoz7/24/2017 2:00:33 PM GMT
Congratulations to the champion wsop 2017, although it was not my favorite and even my bets were for the Argentinean rooms that did a good role and made history, well congratulations again for the champion that celebrated 2 of hearts on the river as if they were aces .. lol It was for him and only him.
 CALICUL7/24/2017 2:24:45 PM GMT
Now has the money to deal with his health problems. It is very important to move because he's a little fat. Congratulations for this title Worship
 perattin7/24/2017 3:14:40 PM GMT
The truth is that Scott has played very well to win this tournament and the bracelet, in addition to connecting all the cards he proposed, he deployed a very solvent and aggressive game and if it accompanies him luck was almost unstoppable, a fair winner.
 dule-vu7/24/2017 3:15:42 PM GMT
So another WSOP main event finished and we have new champion!he won bracelet and great amoutn,over 8 million $ and what to say then congratulation!hope that soon we will see this at tv and how whole tournaments was!
 Tony_MON7ANA7/24/2017 4:35:32 PM GMT
Deuce of Hearts on the river changed everything!
Congratulations to Scott Blumstein on being crowned champion of the 2017 WSOP main event! Dreams for success rarely materialize without dedication, perseverance, passion, and hard work combined to make it a reality.
 shokaku7/24/2017 5:05:17 PM GMT
With his huge chip lead at the final table this was the most likely outcome. But even then, the tourney must still be won. So congratulations to Scott Blumstein for winning the tourney and the bracelet.
 pochui7/24/2017 6:36:34 PM GMT
kinda sick to see a winning hand is yet again a hand that was the weaker hand and a fcukin miracle river decided the day. man this blumstein dude was running hot throughout the while tournament, it really helps to have luck on your side when it matters most and not in some lame mtt.
 Mober7/24/2017 6:50:53 PM GMT
A first time that someone played the main event, and took it down.
To riches from just one tournament.
And at least in this photo, we can see the winner with all the money stacked on the table.
Its not only a pic with the winner and the bracelet Smile
Thats how the photos should be Smile
 av19667/24/2017 7:06:05 PM GMT
Hello my friends and fellow mobsters

That is another fairy tail story a newbie at the live poker takes it home Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
CONGRATS TO THE NEW CHAMP and let`s see if he is a one hit wonder or if he is here to stay Worship

Don`t take me wrong I love be the nest one hit wonder of poker Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

Don`t forget to be happy and enjoy life Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
 doubletop7777/25/2017 7:26:21 AM GMT
Many congratulations to Scott on winning the Main Event and over 8 million dollars in prize money. To be forever known as the main event winner must be one heck of a great feeling
 Gerimantas7/25/2017 8:04:28 AM GMT
Yes towin $8 millions from buyin of 10,000 is very very big money and now he can easy stop working and enjoy life. I can only dream about what I could buy for so much money, maybe a few houses in very beautiful places, a yacht, change some cars and of course invest some money to keep it growing
 DaCapo717/25/2017 2:14:20 PM GMT
Gratz to the new WSOP champion of the Year 2017! What a dream to win the bracelet from the main event and a cash prize over 8 million $$$. Perhaps we hear more about this player in the next future, but to win the main event at the first time was great for him.
 dule-vu7/25/2017 7:33:34 PM GMT
now best thing for him will be to invest money somewhere and to enjoy in rest of life in this and maybe to play online poker!its big amount and he is not old,so just find some hobby and enjoy with family!
 perattin7/25/2017 9:06:33 PM GMT
Nothing to object to this fair winner of the maint event wsop 2017. Surprised I was left with the news that of the $ 8,000,000 I earn for the first place charges only about 4,000,000 for the discount corresponding to the current law in his country.-
 CALICUL7/25/2017 11:17:04 PM GMT
Nothing to object to this fair winner of the maint event wsop 2017. Surprised I was left with the news that of the $ 8,000,000 I earn for the first place charges only about 4,000,000 for the discount corresponding to the current law in his country.-


fifty fifty receives the American tax from that money? This is inadmissible. The governors are thieves. Steal too much
 pajalnick7/26/2017 4:08:35 PM GMT
There was something about what I thought ... it was difficult to imagine that a person with such an advantage in chips can eventually give up the title ... I congratulate him and all his fans .... as well as the 888 poker he represents
 Tony_MON7ANA7/26/2017 5:33:36 PM GMT
I just watched the replays of the final table of the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event. Scott Blumstein audaciously firing three barrels with king-high against Dan Ott — that was probably the most memorable moment in this year's event.

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