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Rookie from New Jersey wins World Series of Poker, $8.1M

AP
Published 5:08 a.m. ET July 23, 2017 | Updated 5:18 a.m. ET July 23, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) โ€” A New Jersey man with a degree in accounting is this year’s World Series of Poker champion.

Scott Blumstein won the series’ marquee no-limit Texas Hold ’em main event early Sunday in Las Vegas surrounded by dozens of supporters including relatives and college friends. He is now more than $8.1 million richer after eliminating Pennsylvania’s Daniel Ott on the 246th hand of the final table, more than 60 hands with just the two of them with bricks of bills and a gold bracelet separating them.

“I’m really happy about how I played tonight,” said Blumstein, who’s 25. “… This is just one poker tournament. It takes variance and luck and playing your best, and all those things came together, and I’m happy to be the winner.”

Blumstein’s final hand of an ace of hearts and a two of diamonds ended up being stronger than that of Ott, who went all in with an ace of diamonds and an eight of diamonds. The community cards were a jack of…

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