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2017 WSOP Main Event Final Table -- Hand #47


This is the most viewed hand of the entire Final Table, and possibly of the entire 2017 WSOP. Our hero Scott Blumstein is dealt Pocket Aces under the gun. A beautiful sight when playing for $8 million dollars - but can he get the full double up?

NOTE: In all these Scott Blumstein Hand Reviews, the best learning experience is achieved by pausing the video at each decision point, and thinking through the situation BEFORE listening to Scott's comments.

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  • SlowhandS
    edited November 2017

    Good interview & a fun insight on this hand.. I remember watching this hand on ESPN and felt bad for Hesp b/c on that particular flop, the A-10h appears to be the favored hand. (beaten only by trips) Tough spot for anyone, but I think Hesp reacted too fast on turn when he went all-in against Blumstein's 3-bet. A call by Hesp would have been the better line. But after the 3-card hit the river, the outcome would have been the same.. lol

  • highfive

    The mistake was calling pre. Big Stack opens utg at final table Wsop. What is A10 ahead of? Almost nothing! Fold!

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