Published On: Sun, Jul 23rd, 2017

25-Year-Old Scott Blumstein Wins Poker Title and $8.1 Million in First Appearance

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A New Jersey accountant Scott Blumstein won the World Series of Poker, the Texas Hold’em tournament at the center of the championship event in Las Vegas. He earned over $ 8.1 million after beating Daniel Ott of Pennsylvania in the 246th round of the final table.

“I’m very pleased with the way I played tonight,” Blumstein responded. “It’s just one poker tournament, you need probabilities and luck and play as best as you can, and all these things have worked out for me, and I’m happy to be the winner.”

 

Ott, who finished second, earned $4.7 million. It was the first time he and Blumstein had played in the main tournament. So far, Blumstein has played in online tournaments, since New Jersey is one of the only three countries in the US where online poker is legal: “The best way to get better at everything is through rehearsals and training,” he said. Games are much more exciting than any professional player who plays in my life. ”

Besides the millions, he also won a white and yellow gold bracelet studded with diamonds and rubies.

Blumstein, Ott and seven other players climbed to the final table after beating over 7,200 participants. Unlike previous years, the last 9 players were not required to wait until November to play in the final. Each was promised a prize of at least $1 million. The finalists came from the United States, Argentina, France and the UK Earlier in the evening, Frenchman Benjamin Pollak was eliminated in third place.

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