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World Series of Poker


Poker is becoming increasingly popular around the world. A World Series of Poker is held every year, with the final event being held in Las Vegas, where the winner can win millions of dollars. The televising of Poker has raised it to a quasi-sporting event.


2017 World Series of Poker

2017 World Series Of Poker Champion 9

Scott Blumstein

2017 WSOP Champion

Scott Blumstein, from New Jersey, clinched the 2017 World Series of Poker main event and became the 2017 wSOP Poker Champion. He picking up a cool $8.15 million in the process.

Blumstein came through a field of 7,221 players to make the final (third-largest ever). Those involved in the tournament each paid a buy-in of $10,000. The total prize pool was $67,877,400. Dan Ott earned $4.7 million as the runner-up.

World Series Of Poker Champions


The winners of the World Series of Poker over the years from 2000 to 2017 are shown below.

World Series Of Poker Champions
Year No. of Entrants Champion Top Prize, $
2017 7221 Scott Blumstein 8,100,000
2016 6737 Qui Nguyen 8,000,000
2015 6240 Joe McKeehen 7,680,000
2014 6683 Martin Jacobson 10,000,000
2013 6352 Ryan Riess 8,361,570
2012 6598 Greg Merson 8,530,000
2011 6865 Pius Heinz 8,720,000
2010 7319 Jonathan Duhamel 8,944,000
2009 6494 Joseph Cada 8,550,000
2008 Peter Eastgate 9,100,000
2007 6358 Jerry Yang 8,250,000
2006 8773 Jamie Gold 12,000,000
2005 5619 Joe Hatchmen 7,500,000
2004 2576 Greg Raymer 5,000,000
2003 839 Chris Moneymaker 2,500,000
2002 631 Robert Vorkonyi 2,000,000
2001 613 Juan Carlos Mortensen 1,500,000
2000 512 Chris Ferguson 1,500,000




The WSOP Circuit has 2 Stops in Atlantic City.

WSOP circuit events are held at Harrah's and Caesars.



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