Scott Blumstein Current Favourite To Win at 2/1

Published on July 18th, 2017 1:47 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel
The World Series of Poker main event, which started with over 7,000 entries, has now been boiled down to just 9 men.

When the final table gets underway on Thursday afternoon in Las Vegas, Scott Blumstein will be the chip leader, as he finished Monday with a stack of nearly 100 million chips.

Following closely behind Blumstein will be John Hesp, who managed to finish Day 7 with a very healthy stack of over 85 million in chips. After Hesp, there is a significant drop-off to the next group of players, as Benjamin Pollak finished Day 7 with 35.175 million in chips, which is good for third place.

Here are the chip stacks heading into the final days of play on Thursday and Friday:

Scott Blumstein, 97,250,000
John Hesp, 85,700,000
Benjamin Pollak, 35,175,000
Bryan Piccioli, 33,800,000
Dan Ott, 26,475,000
Damian Salas, 22,175,000
Antoine Saout, 21,750,000
Jack Sinclair, 20,200,000
Ben Lamb, 18,050,000


Unsurprisingly, Blumstein is the betting favourite to win the main event, as he is currently listed at around 2/1 to win at most online sports books.

Ben Lamb has proven to be an early favourite amongst punters, as he is 10/1 to win despite having the tournament's shortest stack. Lamb has a great deal of experience and has played at a WSOP main event final table in the past.


Here are the full betting odds as of this moment:

Scott Blumstein, 2/1
John Hesp, 4/1
Benjamin Pollak, 5/1
Bryan Piccioli, 6/1
Antoine Saout, 10/1
Ben Lamb, 10/1
Damian Salas, 14/1
Jack Sinclair, 25/1
Dan Ott, 18/1


Who do you think will win, and who do you think provides the most value?

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