A look back at the 2017 World Series of Poker. A popular online player wins $500k in one day. Check out these stories and more in the Tuesday hit and Run.
A Look Back at the WSOP 2017
With the WSOP complete, it’s time to reflect on what was the 2017 World Series of Poker.
PokerStrategy took a look at the biggest stories of the 2017 World Series of Poker, which included Doug Polk’s One Drop victory, John Hesp’s deep Main Event run, Chris Ferguson’s Player of the Year dominance, the end of the November Nine and the brutal end to Vanessa Selbst’s Main Event pursuit.
Meanwhile, Steve Ruddock from US Poker dissected the good, bad and ugly from this year’s event and also examined why there are fewer younger players at the World Series of Poker main event and why that’s probably a good thing.
Scott Blumstein won a life-changing sum of $8,150,000 when he took down the Main Event, but after the tax man gets to the winnings, Blumstein will take home just over $4.3 million. Taxes are paid based on the residence of the player, which means some players are playing nearly half (Blumstein) while others (Pollack, Hesp, Saout and Sinclair) do not have to pay any tax on their winnings.
As is typical, Blumstein was among the many players that “sold” a portion of their 2017 WSOP Main Event buy-in before the event. A group of friends, and former WPT champion Asher Conniff were among the backers who pocketed anywhere from $40,000 to $244,500 for investments of $60 and $420, respectively.
Now that World Series of Poker is done in Las Vegas, it’s time to look ahead to WSOP Europe in October with 11 bracelet events on the docket. For now, 888poker is offering exclusive WSOP satellites starting as low as $0.01.
– Viklor “Isildur1” Bloom was a huge winner of the last few weeks online, crossing $1 million earlier this summer including half a million in a single day on Monday. Isildur has now won nearly $1.9 million with the majority of his winnings coming at $200/$400 Pot Limit Omaha games.