2020 WSOP.com Bracelet Events partypoker High Roller Club
Event #10: $1,500 Dealers Choice
Days:
123

Event Info

Prize Pool $634,500
Players 470

Level Info

Level 30
Limits 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 0
Event #10: $1,500 Dealers Choice
Day 3 Completed

Scott Clements Wins Event #10: $1,500 Dealers Choice ($144,957)

mnuwwarah • Level 30: 80,000-160,000, 0 ante
Scott Clements
Scott Clements

Don't call it a comeback.

Scott Clements proved he's still got it. Just shy of a full 12 years after his last bracelet, "BigRiskky" nabbed his third piece of World Series of Poker wristwear, taking down Event #10: $1,500 Dealers Choice for $144,957. He got through a field of 470 entries in the mixed-game bonanza.

It may have been the smallest first-place prize of his three bracelet wins, but Clements said the wait made it extra special and, in the moment, he named it his favorite of the three.

"Probably No. 1 because it's been 12 years," he said. "I was pretty cocky back then when I won the first two. Plus, I got three kids so now I can give them all a bracelet."

Official Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1stScott ClementsUnited States$144,957
2ndTim McDermottUnited States$89,567
3rdMike RossUnited States$58,718
4thNaoya KiharaJapan$39,377
5thWes SelfUnited States$27,027
6thBenny GlaserUnited Kingdom$18,996

Clements said while he's comfortable with all of the games, he doesn't really play most of them outside of the WSOP. He joked that the first few levels of the tournament are all about shaking the rust off of some of the less-played variants.

Certainly, Clements looked to have brought himself up to speed when it came time to make things happen on Day 3. The early levels went swimmingly for the Washington native as he busted players like fellow bracelet winner Frankie O'Dell and former chip leader Jim Collopy en route to taking a large chip lead into the final table.

When it came time to pick games at the final table, Clements didn't show any particular preference for either big bet or limit, as he bounced back and forth between badeucey and pot-limit triple draw and big O, two of the biggest games in the mix.

"I usually just tried to pick what other people looked like they didn't really want to be picked," Clements explained.

Other times, there was no strategy at all.

"Sometimes, I'm just lazy and picked whatever the last person picked."

It would be 2-7 single draw where Clements would do early damage and extend his lead, knocking out Benny Glaser and Wes Self with a pat ten and a lucky draw, respectively.

Final 4
The last four played to a draw for a bit.

However, his momentum slowed four-handed and the field caught up, with everyone basically even at one point.

"East Coast" Mike Ross gained some momentum with the backing of the loudest rail. After coming in seventh of seven to the final table with a stack of just a few bets, Ross climbed his way to second of three, showcasing his mixed-game prowess after a second-place finish in eight-game in 2017.

However, Clements regained command by busting him in old reliable 2-7 single draw again when Ross jammed a dead one-card draw to a ten against Clements' pat nine.

That left only Tim McDermott, who made the curious choice of pressing in pot-limit Omaha. PLO is one of the games in which Clements has the most experience, and the one in which he pocketed his second bracelet.

"I was OK with it," Clements said with a smile. "I didn't like it when he picked no-limit deuce with the huge antes and no-limit [hold'em] because I just kind of wanted to play small-ball."

Tim McDermott
McDermott switched games a few times, while Clements stuck with Omaha hi-lo.

Clements, for his part, mostly went with his other bracelet-winning game, Omaha hi-lo. While the battle lines seemed drawn — the bracelet would be contested over four cards — McDermott eventually changed gears and went back to the aforementioned no-limit games in an attempt to make a decisive move.

Things worked out for one double but Clements ground him back down and busted him in no-limit hold'em.

After several second-place finishes in between this win and his last bracelet in 2007, Clements admitted to some relief in avoiding bridesmaid status this time.

"In all my other pictures I didn't smile in but in this one I'm definitely smiling," he said. "Trust me, if I would have gotten second in this it would have been pretty rough. I've gotten a lot of seconds and I did not want another second."

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Tim McDermott Eliminated in 2nd Place ($89,567)

tRaMSt0p • Level 30: 80,000-160,000, 0 ante
Tim McDermott - 2nd place
Tim McDermott - 2nd place

No-Limit Hold'em

From the button, Tim McDermott pushed all in for 490,000 and Scott Clements called from the big blind.

McDermott: {k-Diamonds}{2-Spades}
Clements: {k-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

McDermott was at-risk and trailing to Clements' dominating hand.

The dealer revealed the {10-Spades}{k-Hearts}{10-Clubs} flop to thrust Clements into the heavy lead as McDermott was only drawing to the case king to chop.

The {8-Diamonds} and {4-Hearts} on the turn and river sealed the deal for McDermott, and he was eliminated in second-place for $89,567 in prize money.

Scott Clements us 4,700,000 600,000
Tim McDermott US Busted

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Final Table Game Choices

tRaMSt0p • Level 30: 80,000-160,000, 0 ante
ChoiceTim McDermottScott Clements
1st PickPLOBig O
2nd PickNLHBadeucey
3rd PickNLHBadeucey
4th PickNLHPL 2-7 TD
5th PickBadeuceyBadeucey
6th PickNL 2-7 SDPL 2-7 TD
7th PickNL 2-7 SDBadeucey
8th - 14th PicksPLOOmaha Hi-Lo
15th - 17th PicksNL 2-7 SDOmaha Hi-Lo
18th - 20th PicksNLHOmaha Hi-Lo

Note: Heads-up play began during the last few hands of Tim McDermott's pick of No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw and before Scott Clements chose Omaha Hi-Lo for his eighth game selection.

Clements Pushing Forward

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No-Limit Hold'em

Scott Clements shoved all in on the button and Tim McDermott folded.

The next hand, McDermott opened for 100,000. Clements jammed and McDermott folded.

Omaha Hi-Lo

Clements raised and McDermott called. The board ran out {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}{j-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} and they checked down until the end, when McDermott bet and Clements called right away.

"Straight," McDermott said.

Clements showed {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{6-Spades} for the nut straight and scooped it.

Scott Clements us 4,100,000 500,000
Tim McDermott US 600,000 -500,000

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Flush for McDermott

tRaMSt0p • Level 30: 80,000-160,000, 0 ante

Omaha Hi-Lo

Tim McDermott raised to 160,000 and Scott Clements called from the big blind.

The flop landed {7-Clubs}{q-Spades}{3-Clubs} and Clements led out for 80,000 and McDermott called.

The turn fell the {j-Spades} and Clements bet 160,000 and McDermott called before the {5-Clubs} checked through on the river.

Clements announced queens and jacks, and McDermott tabled his {10-Spades}{9-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs} for a flush. Clements mucked.

Scott Clements us 3,600,000 -420,000
Tim McDermott US 1,100,000 420,000

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Clements Back Over 4 Million

tRaMSt0p • Level 30: 80,000-160,000, 0 ante

Omaha Hi-Lo

Scott Clements raised to 160,000 and Tim McDermott called.

The flop landed {j-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{7-Hearts} and McDermott check-called 80,000 as the turn landed the {4-Spades}.

McDermott checked, Clements bet 160,000, and McDermott called.

The river fell the {5-Diamonds} and McDermott now check-folded for 160,000.

Scott Clements us 4,020,000 350,000
Tim McDermott US 680,000 -350,000

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McDermott Doubles

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2-7 Single Draw

Scott Clements shoved on the button and Tim McDermott called after some thought in the big blind. He patted.

Scott Clements: {9-}{8-}{5-}
Tim McDermott: {q-}{10-}{5-}{4-}{2-}

Clements turned over his first card and it was another {8-} so he sent a double worth 485,000.

Scott Clements us 3,670,000 -480,000
Tim McDermott US 1,030,000 480,000

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Final Table Game Choices

tRaMSt0p • Level 30: 80,000-160,000, 0 ante
ChoiceTim McDermottScott Clements
1st PickPLOBig O
2nd PickNLHBadeucey
3rd PickNLHBadeucey
4th PickNLHPL 2-7 TD
5th PickBadeuceyBadeucey
6th PickNL 2-7 SDPL 2-7 TD
7th PickNL 2-7 SDBadeucey
8th - 14th PicksPLOOmaha Hi-Lo
15th - 16th PicksNL 2-7 SDOmaha Hi-Lo

Note: Heads-up play began during the last few hands of Tim McDermott's pick of No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw and before Scott Clements chose Omaha Hi-Lo for his eighth game selection.

Level: 30

Limit Flop / Draw: 40,000/80,000
Stud Games: 20,000-ante, 20,000 bring-in, 80,000 completion
No-Limit & Pot-Limit: 20,000/40,000/40,000-big blind ante/ 60,000-ante