WSOP World Champion Scott Blumstein Eyes WPT Choctaw Main Event Title

After climbing the Everest of No-Limit Hold’em poker, that is the WSOP $10,000 Main Event, New Jersey-based poker player Scott Blumstein is now eyeing another high peak. The player revealed on his Twitter page that he will be taking part in the upcoming WPT Choctaw $3,700 Main Event.

The tournament is set to kick off on Friday, August 4 at Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, and will run through August 8. It will feature a guaranteed prize pool of $2 million.

The WPT Choctaw Main Event has attracted quite a lot of attention over the years and it is believed that it will not be different this year. Here it is also interesting to note that Choctaw Casino has become WPT’s first 2017 Main Tour stop to implement the Action Clock, the addition of which organizers confirmed last week.

From the WPT Choctaw festival onwards, all participants in WPT tournaments will have 30 seconds to act and several time-extension chips, each worth 30 more seconds to consider their moves. The introduction of the Action Clock is expected to bring additional excitement at the poker tables and to secure an efficient pace throughout the tournaments.

Scott Blumstein is returning to the live tournament felt a little more than two weeks after he topped the field of the WSOP World Championship for a hefty first-place prize of $8.15 million. The player dominated the event’s official nine-handed final table from beginning until the very end, eventually claiming the well-deserved title.

Blumstein is currently based in New Jersey, where he is a frequent participant in online poker games. The player’s triumph brought a slight reminiscence of the 2003 WSOP Main Event when an online poker grinder took down the major tournament to change the game for good.

Back in 2003, Chris Moneymaker entered into the World Championship after winning an online satellite and eventually made it to the very end of the event, scooping the World Champion title. Moneymaker’s victory was what made the global poker community turn its attention to online poker and what stirred the so-called online poker boom that occurred in the months and years after the summer of 2003.

Many hope that Blumstein’s triumph and the fact that he is constantly present on the New Jersey online poker stage may produce at least half of the effect Moneymaker produced fourteen years ago.

This year’s WSOP Main Event victor told interviewers that he is not likely to change his playing habits after what could be seen as a life-changing event. He further pointed out that he will continue playing online regularly and will appear in live tournaments around the US from time to time. We are all more than excited to see whether he will be able to take down the WPT Choctaw Main Event with the seeming smoothness he won the World Championship.

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