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Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

Info Niveau

Niveau 43
Blinds 1,500,000 / 3,000,000
Ante 500,000

Info Joueurs

Prize Pool $67,877,400
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
Jour 10 terminé

Scott Blumstein remporte le Main Event pour 8,15 millions de dollars

Webjoker • Niveau 43: 1,500,000-3,000,000, 500,000 ante
Champion Scott Blumstein
Champion Scott Blumstein

Joueur professionnel de poker, Scott Blumstein n'a pas disputé les 72 premiers tournois des World Series Of Poker 2017. Focalisé sur l'amélioration de son jeu et l'envie d'arriver au top physiquement et mentalement, il n'avait coché que le Main Event à 10.000$ !

Blumstein, 25 ans, s'est donc imposé dans la nuit de samedi à dimanche au Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Il a dominé son compatriote Dan Ott en heads-up pour remporter le bracelet et un premier prix de 8,15 millions de dollars ! "Je suis encore sous le choc, j'avais pensé que j'allais m'écrouler à la fin. C'est la meilleure sensation du monde, je ne peux pas décrire mon émotion avec mots", a indiqué le sucesseur de Qui Nguyen.

Avec deux tiers des jetons en début de HU, Blumstein a vu son adversaire progressivement revenir. Ott a même doublé sur un flip... quelques mains avant de rendre les armes. Blumstein limp-shove avec {a-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} après la relance de Ott en grosse blinde, ce dernier tanke avant de payer avec {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} !

Le tableau {j-Spades}{6-Spades}{5-Hearts}{7-Hearts} {2-Hearts} permet à Blumstein de l'emporter alors que son adversaire serait clairement revenu dans la course au titre en remportant ce 70-30 !

Scott Blumstein celebration

Alors que Blumstein s'écroule au sol à l'apparition de cette rivière, son rail explose. "Il n'y a pas de meilleure manière de remporter le Main Event qu'avec un 3-outers à la rivière. Un deux venu du néant a changé ma vie. Je me préparais déjà pour jouer du poker à 40 blindes mais cette carte a changé l'histoire", a commenté le gagnant.

Ott tentera de se consoler avec 4,7 millions de dollars. "Les jetons ne sont pas allés chez moi sur la fin, les cartes non plus n'étaient pas pour moi. Mais bon, deuxième sur le troisième plus gros Main Event de l'histoire, je ne vais pas me plaindre", a indiqué le runner-up américain avant de se projeter sur l'avenir : "Je vais pouvoir jouer les tournois que je souhaite et je reviendrais l'an prochain. C'était une expérience incroyable, rien n'égalera jamais ça. Je vais continuer à joueur et la prochaine fois je tenterais de l'emporter".

La Table Finale

PlaceJoueurPaysPrix
1Scott BlumsteinUnited States$8,150,000
2Dan OttUnited States$4,700,000
3Benjamin PollakFrance$3,500,000
4John HespUnited Kingdom$2,600,000
5Antoine SaoutFrance$2,000,000
6Bryan PiccioliUnited States$1,675,000
7Damian SalasArgentina$1,425,000
8Jack SinclairUnited Kingdom$1,200,000
9Ben LambUnited States$1,000,000

Le Main Event des World Series of Poker 2017 a rassemblé 7221 joueurs, le plus gros field depuis la victoire de Jonathan Duhamel en 2010. 27 Français sont entrés dans l'argent d'un tournoi où Blumstein est arrivé aux avant-postes lors du Jour 3. Un Jour 3 qu'il a terminé en 8e position au classement provisoire. Dès lors, l'Américain n'a jamais quitté le Top 50 du leaderboard...

Il est arrivé en Table Télévisée au Jour 7 et s'est montré sous un jour favorable pour arriver en position de chipleader en Table Finale. Il a ensuite mis tout le monde d'accord en remportant un pot énorme contre John Hesp.

L'élimination du Britannique avait marqué la fin de la deuxième partie de la finale, une finale où Antoine Saout s'est classé 5e, lui qui avait déjà terminé 3e en 2009. Le plan à 3 terminal s'est joué dans la nuit de samedi à dimanche et Blumstein n'a jamais lâché son avance.

Il a fallu trois heures de jeu pour qu'une main implique les trois joueurs. Avec 15 blindes, Ben Pollak pousse du bouton avec {q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} et Ott pousse lui aussi ses 20 blindes avec {k-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}... Blumstein trouve alors {a-Hearts}{q-Spades} en bb et paye pour mettre tout le monde en danger !

Le tableau {k-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{3-Diamonds} {4-Clubs} {6-Spades} permet à Ott de se relancer et sonne le glas des espoirs de Benjamin Pollak...

"Il y a deux semaines j'étais un grinder du New Jersey et rien n'a changé. J'ai de l'argent et je vais probablement jouer un peu plus en live mais je ne vais pas me baser sur les buy-ins des tournois pour y participer, il faudra que cela me plaise", a assuré le champion.

"L'argent n'est pas la motivation première, ce n'est pas ce qui me pousse. Je n'avais pas envie de gagner pour les 8 millions... même si évidemment la liberté que cela va me procurer est appréciable. Le but c'était d'arriver au point ou je peux faire ce que je veux. Je pense que désormais je vais avoir des opportunités de choisir ce que je veux, que cela soit dans le poker, les affaires. J'ai même la liberté de retourner à l'école... c'est le rêve américain d'avoir le choix", a terminé Blumstein

2017 WSOP Player of the Year Provisional Standings

En tête après les épreuves de Las Vegas, Chris Ferguson gagne un siège pour le Main Event WSOP Europe de novembre 2017.

PositionPlayerPoints
1Chris Ferguson898.46
2Ryan Hughes876.35
3John Monnette865.21
4John Racener853.16
5Ray Henson768.49
6Ben Yu766.49
7Alex Foxen754.36
8Daniel Negreanu717.76
9Dario Sammartino710.96
10Kenny Hallaert686.81

Tags: Benjamin PollakDan OttScott Blumstein

Dan Ott Eliminated in 2nd Place ($4,700,000)

ElleSriracha • Niveau 43: 1,500,000-3,000,000, 500,000 ante
Heads Up Dan Ott
Heads Up Dan Ott

Hand #246: Scott Blumstein limped in on the button and Dan Ott raised to 8 million. Blumstein moved all in, putting Ott to the test for his remaining 55.5 million chips. Ott went into the tank and called after about a minute.

Dan Ott: {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Scott Blumstein: {a-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}

Ott was the player at risk, but he was well ahead with a bigger kicker than Blumstein.

The flop came {j-Spades}{6-Spades}{5-Hearts} and Ott remained ahead, along with finding two under cards to lessen the chance of a chop with Blumstein.

The turn was the {7-Hearts} and Ott picked up a straight draw.

The river was the {2-Hearts} and Blumstein's rail erupted as he hit a miracle card to lock up the pot and win the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event.

Ott headed to the rail to be with his supporters, and is the runner-up for $4.7 million in his first-ever Main Event.

An extensive recap will follow shortly, along with a winner interview and reactions from the runner-up.

In the meantime, PokerNews caught up with Ott, who shared his thoughts on the day.

"I lost some big pots early so my strategy was to keep playing my game — the same game I’ve been playing for 15 days now. 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."

When asked about his thought process on the king-nine hand that knocked Benjamin Pollak out in third place, he had this to say:

"I started making a few light shoves. I thought it was an alright hand. It might have been a bit too loose but I went for it and happened to win it."

Heads up play didn't go Ott's way, as Blumstein dominated most of it. For Ott, it was simply a matter of the cards.

"I wasn’t getting any cards heads up if you see the broadcast you’ll see that. I tried with what I had and I can’t complain at all."

As far as what this big score means for Ott down the road?

"I’ll definitely be able to play a lot more tournaments. I’m going to come back next year for sure. It was an amazing experience. I’ll never pass this up again. Just keep playing, and try to win next time."

He spoke to Sarah after the last hand was dealt.

Scott Blumstein US 360,575,000 64,000,000
Dan Ott US Eliminé

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Hands #243-245: Ott Doubles Through Blumstein

• Niveau 43: 1,500,000-3,000,000, 500,000 ante
Heads Up Dan Ott
Heads Up Dan Ott

Hand #243: Dan Ott moved all in for his final 32 million, and Scott Blumstein released his hand.

Hand #244: Blumstein moved all in on the button, and Ott looked at his cards, then folded.

Hand #245: Ott limped in on the button, and Blumstein moved all in. Ott flashed a smile, then made the call.

Blumstein: {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}
Ott: {K-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

The flop came down {J-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, giving Ott a pair of nines, much to the delight of his rail. Blumstein was well behind now, and the {10-Diamonds} turn brought him no new outs. Blumstein was looking for a two outer now on the river, but that card was the {10-Clubs}.

Ott doubled up to 64 million, while Blumstein is back down below 300 million.

Scott Blumstein US 296,575,000 -32,000,000
Dan Ott US 64,000,000 32,000,000

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Hands #237-242: Blumstein Applies More Pressure

• Niveau 43: 1,500,000-3,000,000, 500,000 ante
Heads Up Scott Blumstein
Heads Up Scott Blumstein

Hand #237: Dan Ott limped in from the button and Scott Blumstein raised to 8.8 million from the big blind. Ott called and the flop came {6-Spades}{3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}. Blumstein led out for 7 million and Ott quickly folded.

Hand #238: Blumstein called on the button and Ott checked his option. The two players saw a flop of {q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and the action was checked to the {a-Hearts} on the turn. Ott checked again and Blumstein bet 4.5 million. Ott mucked his cards again and Blumstein took down the pot.

Hand #239: Ott limped on the button and Blumstein shoved all-in from the big blind. Ott slid his cards to the muck and Blumstein raked in the pot.

Hand #240: Blumstein called on the button and Ott checked his big blind. The flop came {8-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{5-Spades} and both players checked to the {10-Hearts} on the turn. Ott led out for 4 million and Blumstein laid his hand down, sending a pot Ott's way.

Hand #241: Ott limped on the button again and Blumstein checked his option. The flop was {k-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} and Blumstein checked the action over to Ott who checked behind. The {5-Spades} fell on the turn and Blumstein checked again. Ott checked as well, and the {8-Clubs} completed the board. Blumstein bet 3 million and Ott quickly called. Blumstein tabled {9-}{8-} for a pair of eights and Ott showed {10-Clubs}{6-Spades} for a pair of tens.

Hand #242: Blumstein limped from the button, and Ott checked his option. The flop came {Q-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}, and Ott checked to Blumstein, who fired 3.5 million. Ott folded, and Blumstein took the hand.

Scott Blumstein US 328,575,000 9,800,000
Dan Ott US 32,000,000 -9,800,000

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Hands #233-236: Blumstein Makes a Hero Call

ElleSriracha • Niveau 43: 1,500,000-3,000,000, 500,000 ante

Hand #233: Dan Ott limped in on the button and Scott Blumstein checked his option. The flop came {9-Hearts}{5-Spades}{3-Spades} and Blumstein checked, as did Ott. The turn was the {2-Hearts} and Blumstein bet 4.5 million. Ott called. The river was the {j-Clubs} and Blumstein checked. Ott bet 8 million and Blumstein called. Ott started to push his hand forward, face-down, and Blumstein showed {7-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} for a pair of threes to scoop the pot.

Hand #234: Blumstein moved all in on the button and Ott folded.

Hand #235: Ott raised to 6 million on the button and Blumstein mucked.

Hand #236: Blumstein limped in on the button and Ott and checked his option. The flop came {9-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and Ott checked, as did Blumstein. The turn was the {6-Diamonds} and both players checked to the {10-Clubs} on the river. Both players checked and Ott tabled {6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} for a pair of sixes.

Scott Blumstein US 318,775,000 12,500,000
Dan Ott US 41,800,000 -12,500,000

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Hands #228-232: Everyone Loves A Chopped Pot... or Two

• Niveau 43: 1,500,000-3,000,000, 500,000 ante
Heads Up Dan Ott
Heads Up Dan Ott

Hand #228: Scott Blumstein raised to 6 million on the button, and Dan Ott made the call. The flop came down {j-Spades}{k-Clubs}{8-Spades}, and Ott checked to Blumstein, who did the same. The {7-Clubs} hit the turn, and both players checked again. The {K-Hearts} completed the board, and Ott checked a third time. Blumstein followed suit, and Ott showed {A-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for the winning hand.

Hand #229: Ott limped in on the button, and Blumstein checked his option. The flop was {j-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{10-Spades}, and Blumstein checked to Ott, who checked it back. The {7-Diamonds} came on the turn, and both players checked again. The {8-Spades} completed the board, and Blumstein checked a third time. Ott thought for about 45 seconds before betting 7 million, and Blumstein made the call. They both had the straight, as Blumstein had {10-Hearts}{9-Spades}, while Ott tabled {10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}, and the pot was chopped.

Hand #230: Blumstein limped in, and Ott checked. The two saw a flop of {J-Spades}{10-Spades}{8-Hearts}, and Ott checked it over to Blumstein, who checked as well. The {Q-Diamonds} hit the turn, and Ott checked to Blumstein, who bet 5.5 million. Ott tossed in the call, and the river was the {6-Spades}. Ott checked a third time, and Blumstein fired out 17 million. Ott called, and it was another chopped pot, as Blumstein showed {A-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}, while Ott had {9-Hearts}{4-Clubs}.

Hand #231: Ott open folded the button, giving Blumstein a walk.

Hand #232: Blumstein limped in, and Ott checked his option. The flop came {K-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{6-Clubs}, and Ott checked. Blumstein bet 3.5 million, and Ott quickly released his hand.

Scott Blumstein US 306,275,000 -1,000,000
Dan Ott US 54,300,000 1,000,000

Tags: Dan OttScott Blumstein