Scott Blumstein is the 2017 World Poker Champion
The final of the main event of the WSOP has been decided. The third largest main event of all time went to the American Scott Blumstein. In the final, he defeated his compatriot Dan Ott and the Frenchman Benjamin Pollak became third. For the victory, Blumstein received $ 8.15 million. With 795 players, it was the strongest starting day 1a in five years. Day 1b was also clearly better attended by 2,034 players than in the previous year.
On day 1c, it was then packed, 4,262 came to the tables and thus there are now 7,221 participants. The main event is as popular as rarely before, there are almost 500 players more compared to last year and the price has climbed by more than 3 million dollars. Thus, the participation in the past years was of the 7,221 players, 272 and 3.8% are women. 5,218 players and around 75% come from the USA, and 93 German, 65 Austrian players and 12 confederates have joined.
In the search for the hand of the main event one does not have to look further than to the first level of day 1b. Here she caught Vanessa Selbst brutally and with Nut-Full-House against Quads. This hand is very much reminiscent of the similar Bad Beat. The difference is that Vanessa herself saw her misfortune, while Oliver Hudson marched with his timpani and trumpets to his ruin.
Off for the reigning champion Qui Nguyen
Qui Nguyen won the WSOP’s main event last year, was astonished to have had such an experience in such tournaments, played an unconventional, very aggressive style, and was far from being a favorite at a busy finale. The mission title defense, however, had already ended on Day 2 for Nguyen. He was all-in with top pair on the turn against James Skinhead’s flush draw and this draw came on the river. Nguyen took it with ease and explained a little later. Poker is cruel, but only sometimes, and even if you play well you cannot do much without luck. Everyone needs luck to win, even me.
In addition, Daniel Negreanu PokerStars-Pro and self-styled language pipe of the international poker community has already passed the main event. On Day 2C, the All Time Money List leader lost a lot of chips, as an opponent bluffed him according to all the rules of the art and, with only Six-high, managed to fold top pair aces.
Already in the next hand Negreanu with 77 all-in and got the call of John Allan Hings with 66. It came as it had come, on the river Hings completed his flush and threw Negreanu with the better starting hand from the tournament. Negreanu struggled for serenity, wished everyone lucked, and left the hall. At 1.084 paid places at the end of Day 3 officially burst the bubble, before, there was over a long period of nervous hand-for-hand-play.
In the end, the Chinese high-stakes player Quan Zhou beat a full-fledged full house by the Belgian top-flight player Davidi Kitai. His bluff after the last community card had not worked because of Kitai’s bomb hand. All the remaining 1,084 participants secured the $ 15,000 in cash at the end of the day a sigh of relief went through the tournament room in the Rio. In addition, Zhou did not go completely empty he still received a ticket for the next main event worth 10,000 dollars. The real bubble boy without ‘benefits’ was Roger Campbell on rank 1.086.
Classic bust for Charlie Carrel
The Englishman Charlie Carrel delivered the classic on Day 5 at his exit at 88th place for 72,514 dollars. Before the flop escalated the stakes between him opponent Alexander Greenblatt. In the end, he was all-in and Greenblatt called instantly..