- Scott Blumstein from New Jersey had sharpened skills online
- Rookie beat 7,200 other competitors to first place in Las Vegas
A New Jersey man with a degree in accounting is this year’s World Series of Poker champion.
Scott Blumstein won the no-limit Texas Hold ‘em main event early on Sunday in Las Vegas surrounded a crowd that included relatives and college friends. He is now $8.1m 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.