featured3 - The Best of the Past: 2017’s Kings of Poker

The Best of the Past: 2017’s Kings of Poker

The 2017 World Series of Poker has Scott Blumstein winning the coveted $8.15 million pot, becoming the top dog of 2017. At a fairly young age of 25 years, he was dominant, never causing the audience to doubt who was going to win the prize. He did this despite stiff competition coming from Dan Ott and Benjamin Pollak, two equally talented players in their own right.

Blumstein, however, isn’t the biggest winner of 2017. There are others who made through the year with good wins, but let’s focus on his victory a bit.

The Path to Victory

Scott Blumstein did not expect his victory to be so sudden. He was on his way to it, though, when he drew good stack upon good stack to build upon the lead he held over Ott and Pollak. The duo, however, were besieged by luck—they lost their chase when they just got bad stacks while Blumstein built his lead. It was pretty fortuitous for the stacks to come, too, because Blumstein admitted he was getting tired by that point.

Almost a Disaster

Blumstein had a strong start, but the challenges from Ott created doubt in his mind. Pollak was actually eliminated by Ott, but Blumstein’s 66-hand lead was just too big of a lead to overcome. Ott actually had a chance to catch up with a king-nine combination facing off against Blumstein’s sixes. However, Blumstein drew a deuce, and Ott’s ace-eight effort would be for naught as the hand sealed Blumstein’s chip.

Fighting through the Field

It’s not as if Blumstein didn’t have a field to fight against to become the champion too. The Poker Championships attracted a crowd of around 7,221 players which played over two weeks, racking up win after win on tables. It was the third-largest field of players to compete for the chip, with the collective prize swelling up to $67,877, 400. The result becomes even more impressive once you figure out Blumstein fought back a lot of players.

Historic Run

If it wasn’t a record, it was personal history for the 25-year-old poker player. In three days, Blumstein managed to hold on to a 2-1 lead over Ott and he also managed to take down John Hesp on the first day. Through three days, he never surrendered the lead to Ott or any other players who were on his heels, accumulating stack after stack on the way to pocketing the World Poker Championships of 2017.

Here is a final look at the people who won big at the WSOP 2017 Main Event:

Scott Blumstein

Dan Ott

Benjamin Pollak

John Hesp

Antoine Saout

Bryan Piccioli

Damian Salas

Jack Sinclair

Ben Lamb


featured2 - Place your Bets: How to Create Massive Winnings in Binary Options and Sports Bets

Place your Bets: How to Create Massive Winnings in Binary Options and Sports Bets

Sports betting have a similarity with binary options in that they’re both money games you can win big money in. The problem lies with over-eager and confident newbies—you might fall into the trap of making bets that won’t deliver for you. You might end up losing more than you’ll win.

If you want to create big wins, you have to start somewhere. Start properly with these tips.

Tip 1:Realistic Goals

If you play sports, you’ll know that there are two sides to it—those who win and those who lose. The same can be said for gambling. If you win, you win big; you stand to make a financial killing. If you lose, there’s not much you can do. Stick to winnable bets—even if they pay small—to avoid big losses.

Tip 2:Make Great Choices

Beginners often make the mistake of going after what looks like a good choice to them. Intermediate gamblers will at least have knowledge of what bets are really good and which ones will make them lose money. Learn to make choices that will make you money; avoid making choices based on a gut feel.

Tip 3:Be in for the Basics

Sports bets are a great way to learn how to bet in general. However, you should learn to stay with the basics first. Before you know any better, you should learn how to make good bets and spot good choices. Doing so keeps you safe from losing a bigger amount than you’d be comfortable with.

Tip 4:Stick to a Budget

Let’s face it—when you gamble, you’ll lose money more often than you’d make it. That’s how gambling works. If you want to make a good amount, you should make a budget and learn to let go when you’re losing more than you win. You can always chase losses another time and, more often than not, live to fight another day if your money is still manageable.

Tip 5:Online Betting

In the age of the Internet, betting is made easier with most casinos learning to go online. You can bet from almost anywhere—during your lunch break, on the commute home, and when you’re relaxing at home. Just be vigilant enough not to become addicted to it or you stand to lose everything.

Making money is the best thing in the world. Even better is keeping your wins. If you want to build your wins faster than you lose them, consider taking these tips and making your own system from them.

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