Born September 9, 1985, Nicholas Blumenthal, who goes by Eddie, is no stranger to the World Series of Poker. The professional poker player from Stoughton, Wisconsin notched his first cash back at the 2009 WSOP when he took 123rd in Event #32 $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $3,908, but it wasn't until two years later that he really made his presence known in the poker world.
That's because Blumenthal managed four cashes and two final tables at the 2011 WSOP. That included a fourth-place finish in Event #4 $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $255,028 and second to Geffrey Klein in Event #10 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed for $334,756, his largest score to date.
The 2013 WSOP is shaping up to be just as successful for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse graduate as he has already locked up his third cash of the summer. His other two came from a 440th-place finish in Event #6 $1,500 "Millionaire Maker" No-Limit Hold'em for $3,510 and seventh in last week's Event #15 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. for $28,778. If Blumenthal, who starts the day third in chips, can place seventh or better, he'll earn himself his biggest payout of the summer thus far.