2017 WSOP Main Event Final Table -- Hand #193

SteveBlay
SteveBlay
Admin edited June 2018 in Scott Blumstein Hand Reviews

Heads Up against Dan Ott and the blinds are up to $1,200,000 / $2,400,000!

Scott catches a lucky card on the river and talks about proper river value bet sizing, as well as what he would have done if he hadn't hit that card!

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  • 1warlock
    1warlock
    Power Poster

    More nice content - thanks again @SteveBlay . These were definitely not strong HU players. I did not understand most of the HU battle when watching it. How in the world does Ott flat A10s here? Over and over again he let Scott control the action. At this level you'd think they'd both have enough HU experience to play a lot better than they did, pressure and all.

  • SteveBlay
    SteveBlay
    Admin

    @1warlock said:
    More nice content - thanks again @SteveBlay . These were definitely not strong HU players. I did not understand most of the HU battle when watching it. How in the world does Ott flat A10s here? Over and over again he let Scott control the action. At this level you'd think they'd both have enough HU experience to play a lot better than they did, pressure and all.

    Given that he's not a heads-up expert, I thought Scott played pretty well under the circumstances.

    In 2016, Qui basically stole all the money in the heads-up match. Gordon Vayo never really adjusted at all. But you can read more about that in our book :smiley:

  • 1warlock
    1warlock
    Power Poster edited June 2018

    @SteveBlay said:

    Given that he's not a heads-up expert, I thought Scott played pretty well under the circumstances.

    In 2016, Qui basically stole all the money in the heads-up match. Gordon Vayo never really adjusted at all. But you can read more about that in our book :smiley:

    He certainly got the better of it but it wasn't one of the better HU battles. Back when they had the November Nine, players got to brush up on their final table and HU play. Last year they didn't have that chance so maybe I'm being too harsh? Quite possible. Qui was brutal at the final table and didn't let up when it got to heads up.

    Hey, that book sounds great. What's the name of it and where can I get a copy? Sounds like it would not only be a great read but also a great gift idea. :wink:

  • SteveBlay
    SteveBlay
    Admin

    @1warlock said:

    Hey, that book sounds great. What's the name of it and where can I get a copy? Sounds like it would not only be a great read but also a great gift idea. :wink:

    Well isn't that a nice setup... Since you asked, the book is called From Vietnam to Vegas: How I Won the WSOP Main Event, by Qui Nguyen and Steve Blay.

    Just click on the title above and you will be taken to the best place to buy it, D&B Poker Publishing. Or if you want it immediately, visit The Rio in Las Vegas and look for Dan and Byron (D&B) who will be selling copies at their booth all throughout the month of June.

    You can also get it on Amazon etc but I don't need to give them free advertising.

    The book is the culmination over over 6 months of hard work by Qui and me. We are extremely proud of it and just google it to see many of the great reviews it has gotten. Hope you pick up a copy!

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