Scott Blumstein

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Scott Blumstein
Residence Morristown, New Jersey
Born (1992-03-27) March 27, 1992 (age 26)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 1
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
Winner[1], 2017
Information accurate as of 22 July 2017.

Scott Blumstein (born March 27, 1992) is an American poker player from Morristown, New Jersey.[2] In 2017 he won the World Series of Poker Main Event for $8,150,000.

Blumstein graduated from Temple University with an accounting degree before becoming a professional poker player.[3] Prior to the Main Event his largest career cash came in a preliminary event at the Borgata Summer Poker Open in July 2016, where he earned $199,854.[4] He also has three cashes on the WSOP Circuit. Online he has nearly $150,000 in total career winnings.[5]

At the 2017 Main Event Blumstein prevailed over a field of 7,221 players, the third-largest in history at the time. He entered the final table as chip leader and defeated Dan Ott on the 246th hand and 65th of heads-up play when his A 2 overcame Ott's A 8 with a deuce on the river.[6]

As of 2017 Blumstein's career tournament winnings exceed $8,462,000.[7]

World Series of Poker bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2017 $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event $8,150,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SCOTT BLUMSTEIN - BRIGANTINE, NJ, UNITED STATES - WSOP.com". www.wsop.com.
  2. ^ "Scott Blumstein". Hendon Mob Poker Database. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  3. ^ McCrone, Brian (July 22, 2017). "Temple Graduate Living in Philadelphia on Verge of $8 Million Payday With Commanding Lead in World Series of Poker". NBC Philadelphia. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  4. ^ "Event 1: Scott Blumstein Wins ($199,854)". Borgata Poker Blog. July 16, 2016. Retrieved July 23, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Sblum2711 profile". Pocketfives.com. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  6. ^ Fiorvanti, Tim (July 23, 2017). "Scott Blumstein wins 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event, $8.15 million purse". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  7. ^ "Scott Blumstein's profile on The Hendon Mob". The Hendon Mob Poker Database.