Scott Blumstein vs. Dan Ott in 2017 WSOP Main Event Final: Blumfield Wins

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With France’s Benjamin Pollak eliminated in 3rd place, an American was guaranteed to win the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event along with the $8,150,000 that comes with it.  Second place wins $4,700,000.  Scott Blumstein  ultimately won.

It was Scott Blumstein vs. Dan Ott.  Both men are 25-years-old oddly enough and neither has a previous WSOP cash.

Scott Blumstein

AGE 25





Scott Blumstein picked an opportune time to pick up his first World Series of Poker cash. In his first-ever Main Event, the New Jersey native comes into the final table as the chip leader. He earned scores across the New Jersey area, including some WSOP Circuit cashes, but never secured an in-the-money finish in a WSOP event until his run to the 2017 WSOP Main Event final table.

Blumstein spends a lot of time playing on the New Jersey online sites and is just the latest New Jersey success at this year’s WSOP. He’s a regular on the New Jersey online felt and joins the likes of Tom Cannuli and William Tonking as New Jersey online regulars to make appearances in the Main Event.

By Blumstein’s own admission, he considers New Jersey one of the toughest places to play poker in the country and credits his time spent grinding in the Garden State as one of the main reasons he’s still alive vying for the $8.15 million first place money.

Dan Ott

AGE 25





Dan Ott is making a big splash in his first-ever World Series of Poker Main Event. The 25-year-old from Pennsylvania was in middle school during Moneymaker’s run to poker fame, but even at such a young age, Ott was hooked on the game.

He has been playing online and just recently decided to try and make his mark in live tournaments. He’s got a similar story to Sinclair in that he picked up two small cashes before playing his first main event in his mid-20’s. His cashes in the Monster Stack and the $1,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em were not only his first two WSOP cashes, but his first recorded live cashes to his name.

Despite his inexperience in live tournaments, he’s claimed that he comes into every day without thinking about the money and just concentrating on making the right decision.

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