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Pennsylvania man OK with 2nd at main poker event

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 23, 2017 8:36 AM
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Dan Ott reacts before going all in at the World Series of Poker main event, Saturday, July 22, 2017, in Las Vegas. Ott lost the hand and placed second.

(Las Vegas) -- A Pennsylvania man who finished second in the World Series of Poker says the cards didn't go his way. 

Daniel Ott, of Altoona, earned $4.7 million at the series' marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event early Sunday in Las Vegas.

Scott Blumstein, of Brigantine, New Jersey, won and takes home more than $8.1 million.

Neither Ott nor Blumstein had previously played at the main event.

Both had dozens of supporters who cheered and gasped throughout the night, depending on the hand.

Ott tells PokerNews.com he ``got second place in the third largest Main Event ever'' and he ``can't complain about that.''

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