Neither Ott nor Blumstein had previously played at the main event. That's not a marathon poker session or anything (though it felt like it when I was watching after 3:00am on the United States' east coast), but considering how far ahead Blumstein was, I think everybody expected the proceedings to end quickly.
That hand really never came, though, as Ott also ran fairly card dead through the 65 heads-up hands. He is from Brigantine, New Jersey. "I told him, 'Be careful what you wish for'". Blumstein had a sizable lead over Ott and Frenchman Benjamin Pollak. Those involved in the tournament each paid a buy-in of $10,000.
It ended with Blumstein claiming the $8.15 million first-place prize and world championship bracelet. By end of the day's action, Blumstein had more than double the amount of chips than the player in second, with his stack accounting for more than half of the chips in play.
But some made the case on Thursday and Friday that the biggest factor in Blumstein's success was good fortune at the right time.
"I'm really happy with how I played tonight", Blumstein said, per ESPN.com's Tim Fiorvanti. "With only 24 hours of turnaround time for preparation, it wasn't easy". Blumstein immediately called, flipping over to show top set - and that Hesp was already drawing dead.
Joining Blumstein in the final three are Pennsylvania-based Daniel Ott and France's Benjamin Pollak.
Piccioli, 28, started third in chips when the seven-man field began Friday night with almost 36 million.
Despite the win, Blumstein isn't getting overly confident just yet.
That hand pushed Blumstein over the 200,000,000-chip mark, the firstplayer to reach that milestone.
With 34.65 million to start, Dan Ott was dealt and raised to 2.7 million from under the gun. "A normally inconsequential [card] - the deuce - changes my life". Ott won the hand, and Piccioli finished in sixth place, earning $1,675,000.
Blumstein graduated from Temple University, according to LinkedIn.
He added: "I asked my wife Mandy what she wanted to do to celebrate and she said let's just go to our holiday home caravan in Pateley Bridge". "And they understood that I didn't want to listen to them".
The victory came about in memorable circumstances, as the river swung the decisive hand Blumstein's way.
The tournament marked the first time that Blumstein entered into the competition.
"That was pretty wild", Schmitt said.
"I am playing again at midday in the final 27 out of over 7000 entrants from all over the world".
JNUTA said it is "amused by the JNU VC's earnest desire that a tank be rolled onto JNU campus". "JNU is always making headlines. People who stay in extreme conditions and risk their lives should be given all the rights to take extreme decisions...
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Fate unknown of Indians abducted in 2014
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