Discussion in 'Poker News' started by WedgeRock, Jul 20, 2017.
I'll chop if get 100.
We only have 8 total players, so tor prize is only worth $175 (not $200). And with thee left, five have been eliminated, meaning there is $125 in the prize pool right now.
Perhaps you took that into account based on Blumenstein's dominance.
Chop equity calculation based on stack sizes with $125 in the prize pool is:
$78 - Scott Blumenstein, 226,450,000 (@detroitdad)
$31 - Dan Ott, 88,375,000 (@DarPodo)
$16 - Benjamin Pollak, 45,850,000 (@krafticus)
I'm not interested in a chop.
Even chop if we get heads up?
I appreciate the offer, especially given your current chip advantage, but I'll pass on the (potential) heads up chop scenario. This is a fun stakes bet for me. I'd rather see this play out.
I was only kidding, for the record
Congrats @detroitdad... Are you playing cards Saturday? I can pay you then instead of PayPal.
Let me know.
Hand #181: Benjamin Pollak moved all in for 35.2 million on the button and Dan Ott moved all in from the small blind for 45.8 million. Scott Blumstein was in the big blind and asked for a count. After a few short seconds, he called. The crowd went wild as the chip leader held the best hand in this epic three-way all in.
Pollak and Ott were all in, with Pollak being the first player at risk and well behind. Ott was the second player at risk and was very live against Blumstein's ace-high.
The flop came and the rail erupted as Ott took the lead with a pair of kings. Pollak picked up an open-ended straight draw, and Blumstein still had outs with a gut-shot straight draw to possibly win the entire thing.
The turn was the , and the river was the Six of spades (hmm.. Only allowed 10 smilies per post?!), and giving Ott more than a double-up and sending Pollak out in third place, collecting an impressive payout worth $3.5 million.
Scott Blumstein and Dan Ott are guaranteed $4,700,000, and will battle heads up for $8,150,000 when play resumes.
Hand #246: Scott Blumstein limped in on the button and Dan Ott raised to 8 million. Blumstein moved all in, putting Ott to the test for his remaining 55.5 million chips. Ott went into the tank and called after about a minute.
Ott was the player at risk, but he was well ahead with a bigger kicker than Blumstein.
The flop came and Ott remained ahead, along with finding two under cards to lessen the chance of a chop with Blumstein.
The turn was the and Ott picked up a straight draw.
The river was the and Blumstein's rail erupted as he hit a miracle card to lock up the pot and win the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event.
Ott headed to the rail to be with his supporters, and is the runner-up for $4.7 million in his first-ever Main Event.
An extensive recap will follow shortly, along with a winner interview and reactions from the runner-up.
In the meantime, PokerNews caught up with Ott, who shared his thoughts on the day.
"I lost some big pots early so my strategy was to keep playing my game — the same game I've been playing for 15 days now. At the end the chips didn't go my way. The cards didn't go my way. But I got second place in the third largest Main Event ever. I can't complain about that."
When asked about his thought process on the king-nine hand that knocked Benjamin Pollak out in third place, he had this to say:
"I started making a few light shoves. I thought it was an alright hand. It might have been a bit too loose but I went for it and happened to win it."
Heads up play didn't go Ott's way, as Blumstein dominated most of it. For Ott, it was simply a matter of the cards.
"I wasn't getting any cards heads up if you see the broadcast you'll see that. I tried with what I had and I can't complain at all."
As far as what this big score means for Ott down the road?
"I'll definitely be able to play a lot more tournaments. I'm going to come back next year for sure. It was an amazing experience. I'll never pass this up again. Just keep playing, and try to win next time."
He spoke to Sarah after the last hand was dealt.
@detroitdad can you pm me your pp info?
Once it got to heads up, it was difficult to watch. Ott went so card dead, it was painful.
I don't want to take anything away from Blumstein, because he played well, but that's a lot easier to do when you have the huge stack and you're luckboxing every way possible with the deck.
Is Dan Ott the guy who moved ASM/CPC to Vegas?
Thank you @WedgeRock for putting this together!!
PP sent. GG
That was Donald R. "Red" Ott -- the psychotic chip villain DR OTT, with his ham-fisted evil accomplice Clay Rollah.
Been out of pouch for a few days. (Drove all the way to Fort Campbell and back Friday and Saturday...) Do I owe any money?
No, it closed before you got in...
Still willing to sell you my action, tho.
Cash paid in person on Saturday.
Everyone else paid up?
Lock it up. See y'all next year. Maybe I'll get my shit together earlier and do a final 27 or something. And payout multiple places.
@detroitdad, your boy is at it again.
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