22 July 2017 (Las Vegas) – The poker world has crowned a new champion! Scott Blumstein,
(born March 27, 1992) is an American poker player from Morristown, New Jersey. Blumstein graduated from Temple University with an accounting degree before becoming a professional poker player.
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. He also has three cashes on the WSOP Circuit. Online he has nearly $150,000 in total career winnings.
At the 2017 Main Event Blumstein prevailed over a field of 7,221 players, the third-largest in history. 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 two on the river. As of 2017 Blumstein's career tournament winnings now exceed $8,462,000.