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Scott Blumstein Wins 2017 World Series Of Poker Main Event

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Aug 16, 2017


After nearly two weeks of grueling, high-pressure play in the most prestigious tournament of the year, the poker world had its latest main event champion. The game’s ambassador for the next 12 months will be 25-year-old Scott Blumstein. The Morristown, New Jersey native steamrolled the final table of the 2017 World Series of Poker main event in late July to secure his first career bracelet and the $8.15 million first-place prize, as well as 3,300 Card Player Player of the Year points. His win capped off poker’s richest tournament festival, held annually in Las Vegas. Finishing second for $4.7 million was Pennsylvania poker pro Dan Ott, also 25 years of age. Ott had under $4,000 in earnings before entering the event, and this summer was actually his first ever WSOP. Not bad for a rookie year. Blumstein, who was the youngest player at the final table, was playing in his ...

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