Scott Blumstein Reflects on Huge WSOP Win

Posted by Kathleen Girvan on Aug 04, 2017 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

On the 23rd July in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, the main event of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) took pride of place, as the third biggest WSOP tournament of all time. The buy-in was set at a whopping $10,000 and a total 7221 players registered with the hope of taking home the top prize, a life-changing $67,877,400.

Scott Blumstein was the overall winner of the tournament, a poker player from New Jersey. Scott didn’t attend the previous 72 events of the world series leading up to this point as he said he wanted to work on his game and his health in order to be fully prepared for the main event. Blumstein was very confident going into the event claiming quite simply, “I’m just going to win.” Going into the match it would have been quite hard to believe this considering he was playing in strictly online poker tournaments throughout the summer.

As we now can see, this confident attitude served him well in the tournament. Scott came away from the main event with a total winning of $8,150,000 after defeating young star, Dan Ott, in the final, as well as this Blumstein took home the coveted gold and diamond covered bracelet that World Series winners are awarded. Firmly cementing him in the history books.

Blumstein went into the final as the chip leader with a whopping 97,250,000 chips, along with nine other competitors. This subsequently put somewhat of a target on his head, however his confidence prevailed and he held his nerve which took him through to the final two, and eventually on to win the competition.

This was certainly Blumstein’s biggest win of his career and now he says that he has enough financial security for him to do what he wants for the rest of his life, whether it is go back to school or put it towards an investment into a business, he is just glad that he has so many options. He is sure that he won’t let this large sum go to his head or change him as a person, he claims that the money wasn’t the driving factor behind his win, “I didn’t want to win this thing for the $8 million, but with that being said it’s nice to have some freedom now.” Scott says that he may go back and play some poker after this but at the end of the day the world is now his oyster, he has achieved the a distinct level of freedom and happiness in his eyes stating, “that’s the American dream in my eyes and finding happiness is part of that. What a good way to get there.”


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