• 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.

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