Scott Blumstein won the World Series of Poker Main Event Championship this Saturday in Las Vegas. The modest young champion thanked his family and friends for the support they rendered to reach the final table. This is the first time he is playing main event .
“I’m really happy with the result, really happy with the deuce because I was playing good, but I’m pretty tired of poker at this point honestly, and to have to go back and battle pretty deep again, I wasn’t looking forward to it,” said Blumstein
Daniel Ott ended up in second place winning $4.7 million.
“At the end, the chips didn’t go my way, The cards didn’t go my way. But I got second place in the third-largest main event ever. I can’t complain about that” Ott said.
The $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event began on July 8 with the first of three starting flights. The final table was reached on July 17. In a change from the November Nine, the finalists returned on July 20 with the winner being determined on July 22.
The Main Event drew 7,221 players, the largest field since 2010. The top 1,084 players finished in the money. Each player at the final table earned $1,000,000, with the winner collecting $8,150,000.
WOSP 2017 main event final table figures
1.Scott Blumstein: $8.15 million
2.Dan Ott: $4.7 million
3.Benjamin Pollak: $3.5 million
4.John Hesp: $2.6 million
5.Antoine Saout: $2 million
6.Bryan Piccioli: $1.675 million
7.Damian Salas: $1.425 million
8.Jack Sinclair: $1.2 million
9.Ben Lamb: $1 million