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2017 48th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Saturday, July 08, 2017 to Sunday, July 23, 2017

Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $67,877,400
  • Entries: 7,221
  • Remaining: 0

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:16 PM Local Time
Blumstein Takes Half the Chips in Play to Day 9, Hesp Suffers Cooler

Scott Blumstein

At 5:30 p.m. local time, the final table of the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event got underway. Nine hopefuls started, with a plan for six players to bag and tag, seeing three players exit on the first of three final table days.

Fan favorite John Hesp, who began the day second in chips, made his presence known right out of the gate. In the very first hand of play, Hesp opened the cutoff and called Antoine Saout's three-bet out of the small blind. He then min-raised Saout's continuation bet and showed a bluff as Saout folded. Hesp raised his arms in the air and cheered, his opponents at the table cheered with him, as did the crowd that went wild with such a fierce start from the Englishman.

Three hands later, the crowd would get even louder as the first all-in and call happened. Ben Lamb shoved with ace-nine suited out of the big blind against Jack Sinclair who had opened his button. Sinclair called with ace-queen and the board stayed clear of nines, flushes and straights. Lamb was the first one out, in the fourth hand of play. After a 3rd place finish in 2011 ($4,021,138), Lamb added a 9th place finish in 2017, scoring an even $1,000,000.

The John Hesp show continued after Lamb's departure, with the amicable Brit being the center of attention. Hesp took over the chip lead for a moment, but it was the double-ups for Saout (ten-nine against the king-eight of Sinclair) and Dan Ott (ace-jack to Blumstein's queen-ten on a jack-high board) that got the crowd really going.

As Pollak started to move up in the ranks, the biggest pot of the tournament would be played between the only two players who still topped him. Hesp and Blumstein, the two biggest stacks at the final table, clashed - and they clashed hard. Blumstein opened the hand from under the gun for 2.2 million and Hesp called from the big blind. Both players checked on ace-seven-five rainbow and an off-suit ten hit the turn. Hesp checked again and Blumstein bet 3 million. Hesp check-raised to 7 million and saw Blumstein three-bet to 17 million. Hesp shot up out of his chair, then moved all in. Blumstein snap called, making it the biggest pot of the tournament. Hesp had top two pair with ace-ten suited but was drawing dead against the top set of aces of Blumstein. The meaningless three of clubs hit the river and Hesp lost the 156 million pot, left with just 24 million. Blumstein was still stacking chips when the next hand was over.

John Hesp

While Hesp had lost the chip lead and had doubled his nearest opponent, he was by no means the shortest player after that. He still had more chips than Bryan Piccioli, Saout, and Sinclair, as play continued. After Saout got a shove through and Hesp lost another pot, Sinclair would end up next on the rail. He shoved with king-jack suited right into the aces of Piccioli. The flop brought a king to keep Sinclair hopeful, but the turn and river bricked to see Sinclair exit in 8th place, for a payout worth $1,200,000.

Play continued for 35 more minutes, but no players were eliminated. Just as the clock hit 11 p.m., the tournament organizers called for the bags to come out and play was halted for the day. Instead of the original plan of playing down to six players, the wrapping up began with seven still players remaining. They will return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Friday at 5:30 p.m.

After play was over, we caught up with Bryan Piccioli. He talked about what he did in preparation for the final table, and broke down his thoughts on today's play, including the big knockout of Jack Sinclair with aces.

"Obviously I wanted to do some studying up," Piccioli said. "I didn't do as much as I had hoped to I guess. I was super focused on making sure all my friends and family were able to get out here and making sure they were settled in. I wasn't sweating it super hard obviously this is the main event but I mean I've played big ones before and this honestly isn't too different. I'm very comfortable with my position at the table."

He continued, "I had a few close spots where I made some tight folds I'm sure people saw on the stream but with my stack and being kind of short but having other stacks that were shorter than me. So yeah I basically had enough to keep me out of trouble. Then Jack (Sinclair) moved in and obviously when you see a guy all in in front of you you always dream to look down at aces and that happened. The flop was a bit scary could have been scarier but I'll take it."

Scott Blumstein heads into the second day of the final table as the overwhelming chip leader and was asked what was going through his mind. "A lot of thoughts, and a lot of nothing. It's overwhelming. I didn't expect tonight to go as well as it did. That hand was pretty brutal for John. He had two pair on the driest board and I was lucky enough to have top set. I accumulated around 80 million chips, how I could be upset with that?"

Blumstein had quite the celebration when he got involved in the big pot with Hesp and he explained his reaction. "It was nice knowing he was probably drawing dead. In poker, not very often do you get to celebrate when the chips get in the middle. It was nice playing a big pot with aces, and if I was going to play a big pot with John, it was going to be with top set.

"We didn't even knock out the amount of people we were supposed to. I'm not going to be counting any chickens before they hatch, you can't in this game."

Blumstein was not getting too far ahead of himself looking towards the next couple days and what could be a big pay day for him. "Having a big stack is obviously imperative and I'm just excited I can come back tomorrow and play my game," he said.

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds%Trend Since Start
1John HespUnited Kingdom22,475,00018.76%-63,225,000
2Scott BlumsteinUnited States178,300,000148.649%+81,050,000
3Antoine SaoutFrance14,550,00012.14%-7,200,000
4Benjamin PollakFrance77,525,00064.622%+42,350,000
5Damian SalasArgentina15,625,00013.04%-6,550,000
6Bryan PiccioliUnited States35,750,00029.810%+1,950,000
7Dan OttUnited States16,350,00013.65%-10,125,000
PositionPlayerCountryPrize   
8Jack SinclairUnited Kingdom$1,200,000   
9Ben LambUnited States$1,000,000   

The Biggest Hands of Day 8 of the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event

Ben Lamb Eliminated in 9th Place ($1,000,000)

Hand #4: Jack Sinclair raised to 1.6 million on the button and Ben Lamb jammed all in from the big blind. Sinclair quickly made the call and the cards were tabled. Lamb showed    and Sinclair was in a dominating position with   .

The flop came     and Sinclair was still in the lead. The turn brought the   giving Lamb some chop outs as well. The river landed the  , giving no help to Lamb as he became the first elimination on the final table.

The remaining eight players are guaranteed at least $1,200,000 from here on out.

PlayerCountryChip CountTrend
Jack SinclairUnited Kingdom37,200,000+17,000,000
Ben LambUnited StatesBusted 

Blumstein Scores Huge Double Through Hesp

Hand #47: Blumstein raised it up to 2.2 million from under the gun, and it folded around to Hesp in the big blind. He called, and they went heads up to a flop of    . Both players checked, and the   hit the turn. Hesp tapped the felt again, and Blumstein fired 3 million. Hesp check-raised to 7 million, and Blumstein didn't take long to reraise to 17 million. Hesp shot up out of his chair, then moved all in. Blumstein snap called, making it the biggest pot of the tournament.

Blumstein:   
Hesp:   

Blumstein and his rail went crazy when the cards were flipped, as Hesp was drawing dead with his two pair to the top set of Blumstein. The meaningless river was the  , and Blumstein scored a massive double up to 156,050,000, while Hesp tumbled down to 24,225,000.

PlayerCountryChip CountTrend
Scott BlumsteinUnited States156,050,000+75,625,000
John HespUnited Kingdom24,225,000-75,000,000

Jack Sinclair Eliminated in 8th Place ($1,200,000)

Hand #64: Jack Sinclair moved all in for 15.6 million from middle position and Damian Salas asked for a count. Eventually, he folded. Bryan Piccioli was in the cutoff and moved all in over top for 18,750,000. Everyone else folded and the cards were on their backs.

Jack Sinclair:   
Bryan Piccioli:   

The flop came     and Sinclair picked up a pair of kings for a chance to improve. The dealer put out the   on the turn, and Sinclair needed a king or a jack to stay alive. The river was the   and Sinclair was eliminated, sending him home in eighth place for a hefty payout worth $1.2 million.

The remaining seven players are guaranteed $1,425,000 from here on out.

Bracelet & TV Final Table Set
Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:05 PM Local Time
Play Has Ended For the Night

Play has concluded for the first day of the WSOP Main Event Final Table.

Just seven players remain, and cards will be back in the air at 5:30 p.m. local time on Friday. Players will come back with 56 minutes left in Level 39 with blinds at 600,000/1,200,000 with a 200,000 ante.

An extensive recap of the day will follow shortly.

Scott Blumstein178,300,0000
Benjamin Pollak77,525,0000
Bryan Piccioli35,750,0000
John Hesp22,475,0000
Dan Ott16,350,0000
Damian Salas15,625,0000
Antoine Saout14,550,0000
Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:02 PM Local Time
Hand #75: Blumstein Empties the Clip

Scott Blumstein

Hand #75: Dan Ott raised to 2.7 million from under the gun and Scott Blumstein three-bet to 6.6 million from the hijack. Ott paused for a moment and then called.

The flop came     and Ott checked. Blumstein bet 4.5 million and Ott called.

The turn was the  . Ott checked for a second time and Blumstein bet 7 million this time. Ott wasted no time and called.

The river was the   and Ott checked again. Blumstein thought for a moment and moved all in, putting Ott to the test for his last 16,350,000 chips. Ott went into the tank for about a minute and then folded.

Scott Blumstein178,300,00021,100,000
Benjamin Pollak77,525,000-200,000
Bryan Piccioli35,750,000-1,400,000
John Hesp22,475,000-200,000
Dan Ott16,350,000-18,300,000
Damian Salas15,625,000-800,000
Antoine Saout14,550,000-200,000
Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:53 PM Local Time
Hands #70-74: Saout and Hesp Shove

Antoine Saout

Hand #70: Antoine Saout moved all in for his final 14,150,000 from early position, and action folded to John Hesp in the big blind. Hesp stood up out of his chair, and raised his arms, looking like he might be about to call. However, he sat back down in his chair, swiveled a few times, then folded. Saout flashed the   as he sent his other card into the muck, and he took the pot.

Hand #71: Benjamin Pollak raised it up to 2.7 million from early position, and it folded around to Scott Blumstein in the big blind. He thought for a few moments before kicking his hand in, and Pollak took the pot.

Hand #72: Damian Salas raised to 2.7 million in early position, and Hesp made the call on the button. The blinds got out of the way, and they went heads up to a flop of    . Salas was first to act, and he checked. Hesp moved all in for about 18 million, and Salas immediately sighed and leaned back in his chair. The two players were close in chips, and Salas spent about a minute in the tank before folding. Hesp stood up and gave a fist pump to his crowd as he raked in the chips.

Hand #73: Scott Blumstein raised to 2.5 million on the button, and Pollak called in the big blind. The flop came down    , and both players tapped the felt. The   hit the turn, and Pollak checked again. Blumstein did the same, and the   completed the board. Both players checked again, and Blumstein took the hand with   .

Hand #74: Bryan Piccioli raised to 2.8 million from under the gun, and the rest of the table quickly ducked out of the way to give Piccioli the pot.

Scott Blumstein157,200,0001,700,000
Benjamin Pollak77,725,000-900,000
Bryan Piccioli37,150,0002,200,000
Dan Ott34,650,000-1,600,000
John Hesp22,675,0003,100,000
Damian Salas16,425,000-4,900,000
Antoine Saout14,750,000400,000
Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:37 PM Local Time
Hands #65-69: Hesp Hangs On with Nines

Hand #65: Dan Ott raised to 2.7 million from the cutoff but could not pick up any action as he took down the pot preflop.

Hand #66: The action folded to John Hesp in the cutoff who raised it up to 2.5 million. Benjamin Pollak called from the big blind and the flop came    . Both players checked to the   on the turn and Pollak led out for 2.2 million. Hesp called and the river brought the  . Both players checked and Hesp tabled   , which was good enough to earn him the pot.

Hand #67: Ott raised to 2.7 million from middle position and Pollak three-bet to 7,150,000 in the small blind. Damian Salas folded the big blind and Ott laid his hand down as well, sending the pot to Pollak.

Hand #68: Scott Blumstein raised to 2.5 million from the hijack and the action was folded to Bryan Piccioli in the big blind. He briefly thought about his decision but tossed his cards away as well.

Hand #69: Blumstein raised again from middle position to 2.7 million and Ott defended his big blind. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn. Both players checked again and the   fell on the river. Ott led out for 3.5 million and Blumstein mucked his hand.

Scott Blumstein155,500,000-1,100,000
Benjamin Pollak78,625,000-700,000
Dan Ott36,250,0004,200,000
Bryan Piccioli34,950,000-2,800,000
Damian Salas21,325,000-2,800,000
John Hesp19,575,0006,000,000
Antoine Saout14,350,000-2,800,000
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Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:22 PM Local Time
Jack Sinclair Eliminated in 8th Place ($1,200,000)

Jack Sinclair

Hand #64: Jack Sinclair moved all in for 15.6 million from middle position and Damian Salas asked for a count. Eventually, he folded. Bryan Piccioli was in the cutoff and moved all in over top for 18,750,000. Everyone else folded and the cards were on their backs.

Jack Sinclair:   
Bryan Piccioli:   

The flop came     and Sinclair picked up a pair of kings for a chance to improve. The dealer put out the   on the turn, and Sinclair needed a king or a jack to stay alive. The river was the   and Sinclair was eliminated, sending him home in eighth place for a hefty payout worth $1.2 million.

This is what he had to say after his bust out.

The remaining seven players are guaranteed $1,425,000 from here on out.

Bryan Piccioli37,750,00018,800,000
Jack Sinclair0-15,800,000
Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:17 PM Local Time
Hands #61-63: Saout Shoves

Hand #61: Antoine Saout moved all in for 14,350,000 from the hijack and everyone folded, sending the blinds and antes his way.

Hand #62: John Hesp raised to 2.5 million from under the gun and Dan Ott defended his big blind. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn. Ott led out for 3 million and Hesp folded.

Hand #63: Benjamin Pollak raised to 2.6 million from late position and Hesp defended his big blind. The flop came    . Both players checked to the   on the turn, and Hesp checked again. Pollak bet 2.4 million and Hesp folded.

Scott Blumstein156,600,000-2,000,000
Benjamin Pollak79,325,0004,000,000
Dan Ott32,050,0003,300,000
Damian Salas24,125,000-1,400,000
Bryan Piccioli18,950,000-2,400,000
Antoine Saout17,150,0002,600,000
Jack Sinclair15,800,000-600,000
John Hesp13,575,000-6,500,000
Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:01 PM Local Time
Hands #55-60: Pollak Check-Raises the Flop

Hand #55: Damian Salas raised it up to 2.5 million from the cutoff, and that was good enough to earn the blinds and antes.

Hand #56: Jack Sinclair moved all in for his final 16.8 million from middle position, and it folded around to the chip leader Scott Blumstein in the big blind. He took a look at his hand, then sent the cards flying high through the air into the muck, giving Sinclair the pot.

Hand #57: Benjamin Pollak raised to 2.7 million from under the gun, and for the third hand in a row, the opening raise was good enough to take down the pot.

Hand #58: Dan Ott made it 2.7 million to go in the hijack, and once again everyone else at the table released their hands, sending the chips over to Ott.

Hand #59: Action folded all the way around to Pollak in the small blind, and he limped in. Sinclair was in the big blind, and he checked his option. They both saw a flop of    , and Pollak checked to Sinclair, who bet 1.2 million. Pollak raised it up to four million, and Sinclair didn't take long to send his hand in.

Hand #60: Dan Ott raised it up to 2.7 million from early position and everyone folded, sending the blinds and antes his way.

Scott Blumstein158,600,000-3,000,000
Benjamin Pollak75,325,0005,000,000
Dan Ott28,750,0005,000,000
Damian Salas25,525,0001,000,000
Bryan Piccioli21,350,000-1,200,000
John Hesp20,075,000-3,000,000
Jack Sinclair16,400,000-800,000
Antoine Saout14,550,000-3,000,000
Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:00 PM Local Time
Level 38 started
Level: 38
Blinds: 500000/1000000
Ante: 150000
Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:44 PM Local Time
Hands #53-54: Salas Waits for the River

Hand #53: Scott Blumstein raised to 2.3 million from middle position and the action was folded all the way around, allowing Blumstein to take down the pot.

Hand #54: Damian Salas raised to 2.5 million on the button and Dan Ott called from the big blind. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn and the   on the river. Ott bet 3.7 million, sending Salas into the tank. After a couple minutes, Salas raised all in for 14,125,000 and Ott tossed his cards away.

Scott Blumstein161,600,0002,400,000
Benjamin Pollak70,325,000-300,000
Damian Salas24,525,0007,100,000
Dan Ott23,750,000-6,500,000
John Hesp23,075,000-300,000
Bryan Piccioli22,550,000-1,800,000
Antoine Saout17,550,000-300,000
Jack Sinclair17,200,000-300,000
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Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:33 PM Local Time
Hands #48-52: Blumstein Gets Respect

Hand #48: Action folded all the way around the table and Scott Blumstein got a walk, sending the blinds and antes to the overwhelming chip leader.

Hand #49: Damian Salas raised it up to 2.3 million from middle position and John Hesp called on the button. The flop came     and Salas led out for 2.5 million. Hesp folded.

Hand #50: Action folded to Hesp in the cutoff and he raised to 2.5 million. The button and blinds decided to pass and Hesp took down the pot.

Hand #51: Blumstein raised to 2.3 million from the cutoff and picked up the blinds and antes, adding to his massive stack.

Hand #52: Dan Ott raised to 2.2 million from early position and got no action, raking in the blinds and antes.

Scott Blumstein159,200,0003,150,000
Benjamin Pollak70,625,000-2,250,000
Dan Ott30,250,0001,950,000
Bryan Piccioli24,350,000-750,000
John Hesp23,375,000-850,000
Antoine Saout17,850,000-2,250,000
Jack Sinclair17,500,000-2,250,000
Damian Salas17,425,0003,250,000
Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:28 PM Local Time
When Big Stacks Collide
Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:19 PM Local Time
Hands #44-47: Blumstein Scores Huge Double Through Hesp

Scott Blumstein

Hand #44: John Hesp raised it up to 3 million from middle position, and Benjamin Pollak called on the button. Both the blinds folded, and Hesp and Pollak saw a flop of    . Hesp bet 3 million, and Pollak quickly called. The   hit the turn, and Hesp bet 3 million again. Pollak again called, and the   hit the river. Hesp checked this time, and Pollak didn't take long to bet 10 million. Hesp thought about it for nearly three minutes before calling, and Pollak showed    for a rivered straight. Jack Effel announced that Hesp showed ace-ten, and Pollak scooped a big pot.

Hand #45: Hesp raised it up to 2.5 million, and Scott Blumstein called next to act. It folded to Jack Sinclair on the button and he shoved for his final 12,350,000, and it folded back to Hesp, who laid it down. Blumstein was next, and he thought for about a minute before releasing his hand, giving Sinclair the pot.

Hand #46: Action folded around to Bryan Piccioli in the small blind, and he limped in after eyeballing Dan Ott's stack. Ott then raised it up to 2.8 million, and Piccioli released his hand, giving Ott the pot.

Hand #47: Blumstein raised it up to 2.2 million from under the gun, and it folded around to Hesp in the big blind. He called, and they went heads up to a flop of    . Both players checked, and the   hit the turn. Hesp tapped the felt again, and Blumstein fired 3 million. Hesp check-raised to 7 million, and Blumstein didn't take long to reraise to 17 million. Hesp shot up out of his chair, then moved all in. Blumstein snap called, making it the biggest pot of the tournament.

Blumstein:   
Hesp:   

Blumstein and his rail went crazy when the cards were flipped, as Hesp was drawing dead with his two pair to the top set of Blumstein. The meaningless river was the  , and Blumstein scored a massive double up to 156,050,000, while Hesp tumbled down to 24,225,000.

John Hesp
Scott Blumstein156,050,00075,625,000
Benjamin Pollak72,875,00018,450,000
Dan Ott28,300,000950,000
Bryan Piccioli25,100,000-2,750,000
John Hesp24,225,000-99,425,000
Antoine Saout20,100,000-750,000
Jack Sinclair19,750,0006,600,000
Damian Salas14,175,000-2,100,000
Thursday, July 20, 2017 7:53 PM Local Time
Hands #39-43: Pollak Picks Off a Bluff from Ott

Benjamin Pollak

Hand #39: The action was folded to Dan Ott in the small blind who limped in and John Hesp checked his option. The flop came     and Ott led out for 1 million. Hesp raised to 3 million and Ott made the call. The   came on the turn and Ott checked it over to Hesp who bet 4 million. Ott raised to 9.5 million and Hesp folded an  . Ott tabled    and raked in the pot.

Hand #40: Everyone tossed their cards to the muck and Scott Blumstein received a walk from the big blind.

Hand #41: Damian Salas shoved all-in from middle position for 11,175,000 and the action was folded around to Antoine Saout in the big blind. He also let his hand go and Salas picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #42: Ott opened from the hijack to 2.2 million and Benjamin Pollak called in the big blind. The flop came     and Pollak check-called a bet of 1 million from Ott. The   fell on the turn and Pollak led out for 2.5 million. Ott made the call and the   landed on the river. Pollak checked this time and Ott made a bet of 6.8 million. Pollak called and tabled    for two pair and Ott threw his cards away.

Hand #43: Damian Salas moved all in for 13,575,000 from under the gun and everyone folded, sending the blinds and antes his way.

John Hesp123,650,000-9,100,000
Scott Blumstein80,425,000600,000
Benjamin Pollak54,425,00015,600,000
Bryan Piccioli27,850,000-600,000
Dan Ott27,350,000-3,900,000
Antoine Saout20,850,000-2,100,000
Damian Salas16,275,0004,650,000
Jack Sinclair13,150,000-1,750,000
Thursday, July 20, 2017 7:34 PM Local Time
Play Underway Again

Play has resume once again here in the Brasilia room. There is one hour left in the 500,000-1,000,000 level.

COPAG USA
Thursday, July 20, 2017 7:17 PM Local Time
First Break of the Night

The players are taking their first official break of the day and the action is set to resume at 8:28 p.m. local time.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 7:17 PM Local Time
Hands #35-38: Pollak Puts the Pressure on Ott

Benjamin Pollak

Hand #35: Benjamin Pollak raised to 3.5 million from the small blind and Jack Sinclair defended his big blind. The flop came    . Pollak bet 3.1 million and Sinclair folded.

Hand #36: Scott Blumstein raised it up to 2.3 million from the hijack and Antoine Saout moved all in for 18,250,000 from the cutoff. Blumstein asked for a count but decided to fold.

Hand #37: Blumstein raised to 2.3 million from late position and action folded to Bryan Piccioli in the big blind. He tanked for about half a minute before deciding to fold, sending the blinds and antes to Blumstein.

Hand #38: Pollak raised to 2.3 million from the hijack and Dan Ott defended his big blind. The flop came    . Ott checked and Pollak bet 2.4 million. Ott called. The turn was the   and Ott checked again. Pollak bet 5.5 million this time and Ott decided to fold.

John Hesp132,750,000-600,000
Scott Blumstein79,825,000-200,000
Benjamin Pollak38,825,00010,500,000
Dan Ott31,250,000-5,300,000
Bryan Piccioli28,450,000-2,100,000
Antoine Saout22,950,0004,400,000
Jack Sinclair14,900,000-4,600,000
Damian Salas11,625,000-2,100,000
Thursday, July 20, 2017 7:00 PM Local Time
Hands #33-34: Hesp Takes Another One

Hand #33: Bryan Piccioli raised it up to 2.2 million from the hijack, and John Hesp called on the button. Scott Blumstein also called in the small blind, and Antoine Saout released from the big blind. Three players saw a flop of    , and Blumstein checked to Piccioli, who did the same. Hesp quickly announced a bet of 3 million, and Blumstein called. Piccioli folded, and the two big stacks saw the   hit the turn. Blumstein checked, and Hesp fired another 3 million into the pot. Blumstein released his hand, and Hesp flashed a black jack before scooping the pot.

Hand #34: Action folded to Blumstein on the button, and he bumped it up to 2.1 million. Both blinds released their hands, and Blumstein took in the pot.

John Hesp133,350,0009,300,000
Scott Blumstein80,025,000-2,800,000
Dan Ott36,550,000-300,000
Bryan Piccioli30,550,000-2,500,000
Benjamin Pollak28,325,000-1,300,000
Jack Sinclair19,500,000-300,000
Antoine Saout18,550,000-1,800,000
Damian Salas13,725,000-300,000
Thursday, July 20, 2017 6:59 PM Local Time
Can't Be Mad at a Million

Ben Lamb opens up after his ninth-place finish.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 6:51 PM Local Time
Hands #30-32: Ott Doubles Up with Two Pair

Dan Ott

Hand #30: Damian Salas moved all-in for 11,625,000 on the button and both blinds folded, sending the blinds and antes towards Salas.

Hand #31: Bryan Piccioli raised to 2.2 million on the button and John Hesp called from the big blind. The flop came     and Hesp checked the action over to Piccioli who checked behind. The   fell on the turn and Hesp led out for 3 million. Piccioli called to see the   on the river. Both players checked and Hesp tabled   . Piccioli showed    and scooped a pot from the chip leader.

Hand #32: Dan Ott raised it up to 2.2 million on the button and both Hesp and Scott Blumstein called from the blinds. The flop was     and the action was checked to Ott who bet 3.5 million. Hesp pushed his cards to the muck and Blumstein shoved all-in. Ott quickly called for his remaining 14,525,000 and was the player at risk.

Scott Blumstein:   
Dan Ott:   

The turn was the  , giving Blumstein a flush draw to go with his straight draw. The river brought the   and Ott scored a full double up.

Dan Ott
John Hesp124,050,000-7,850,000
Scott Blumstein82,825,000-17,175,000
Dan Ott36,850,00018,175,000
Bryan Piccioli33,050,0005,950,000
Benjamin Pollak29,625,000-450,000
Antoine Saout20,350,000-450,000
Jack Sinclair19,800,000-450,000
Damian Salas14,025,0002,250,000
COPAG USA