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2019 50th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Monday, June 03, 2019 to Wednesday, June 05, 2019

$1,500 Dealers Choice (Event #10)

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $634,500
  • Entries: 470
  • Remaining: 0

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:53 AM Local Time
Scott Clements Wins Event #10: $1,500 Dealers Choice ($144,957)

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."

Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:41 AM Local Time
Tim McDermott Eliminated in 2nd Place ($89,567)

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:   
Clements:   

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

The dealer revealed the     flop to thrust Clements into the heavy lead as McDermott was only drawing to the case king to chop.

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

Scott Clements4,700,000600,000
Tim McDermott0-600,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:41 AM Local Time
Final Table Game Choices

Chips, Cards & Branding

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.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:38 AM Local Time
Clements Pushing Forward

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       and they checked down until the end, when McDermott bet and Clements called right away.

"Straight," McDermott said.

Clements showed      for the nut straight and scooped it.

Scott Clements4,100,000500,000
Tim McDermott600,000-500,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:35 AM Local Time
Flush for McDermott

Omaha Hi-Lo

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

The flop landed     and Clements led out for 80,000 and McDermott called.

The turn fell the   and Clements bet 160,000 and McDermott called before the   checked through on the river.

Clements announced queens and jacks, and McDermott tabled his      for a flush. Clements mucked.

Scott Clements3,600,000-420,000
Tim McDermott1,100,000420,000
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Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:33 AM Local Time
Clements Back Over 4 Million

Omaha Hi-Lo

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

The flop landed     and McDermott check-called 80,000 as the turn landed the  .

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

The river fell the   and McDermott now check-folded for 160,000.

Scott Clements4,020,000350,000
Tim McDermott680,000-350,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:23 AM Local Time
McDermott Doubles

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:    
Tim McDermott:      

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

Scott Clements3,670,000-480,000
Tim McDermott1,030,000480,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:17 AM Local Time
Final Table Game Choices
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.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:16 AM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 80000/160000
Ante: 0
Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:16 AM Local Time
Queen-Low for Clements

2-7 Single Draw

Scott Clements raised to 100,000 from the button and Tim McDermott called.

Both players drew one and checked.

McDermott announced a king, and Clements tabled his       and collected the pot.

Scott Clements4,150,000175,000
Tim McDermott550,000-175,000
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Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:11 AM Local Time
Clements Inching Up

Scott Clements

Omaha Hi-Lo

Scott Clements raised and Tim McDermott defended the big blind. McDermott check-called on     and the turn was an  . McDermott checked and this time folded.

After dropping a couple of other small pots, McDermott is down near 700,000 again. McDermott has opted to switch it up now and picked 2-7 single draw instead of his usual pot-limit Omaha.

Scott Clements3,975,000155,000
Tim McDermott725,000-155,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:03 AM Local Time
Clements Bets Out McDermott

Pot-Limit Omaha

Scott Clements limped the button for 30,000 and Tim McDermott raised to 90,000 from the big blind.

Clements called, and after McDermott checked the     flop, Clements bet 100,000.

McDermott called, and both players checked through the   on the turn.

The river landed the   and McDermott checked. Clements bet 250,000, and McDermott folded

Scott Clements3,820,000520,000
Tim McDermott880,000-520,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:50 AM Local Time
McDermott Bets the River and Wins

Omaha Hi-Lo

Scott Clements raised to 120,000 on the button and Tim McDermott called from the big blind.

The flop landed     and McDermott checked to Clements who elected to bet 60,000.

McDermott called, and when the turn landed the  , he led for 120,000 and Clements called.

The river was the   and McDermott bet 120,000, and Clements folded.

Scott Clements3,300,000-250,000
Tim McDermott1,400,000250,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:48 AM Local Time
McDermott Hits a Big Hand

Omaha Hi-Lo

Tim McDermott raised on the button and Scott Clements three-bet. McDermott called and then called flop and turn bets on     . On the   river, Clements checked and immediately called a bet but McDermott showed him      for a boat.

Scott Clements3,550,000-550,000
Tim McDermott1,150,000550,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:45 AM Local Time
Nines-Up for Clements

Pot-Limit Omaha

Scott Clements limped in and Tim McDermott checked.

The flop landed     and Clements bet 60,000 and McDermott check-called.

Both players checked through the   and   on the turn and river, and Clements tabled the winning     .

Scott Clements4,100,000100,000
Tim McDermott600,000-100,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:43 AM Local Time
Clements to 4 Million

Pot-Limit Omaha

Tim McDermott limped in for 30,000 and Scott Clements checked.

The     flop checked through to reveal the   on the turn. Clements bet 50,000 and McDermott called.

The   on the river checked through, and Clements tabled his      for trips to win the pot.

Scott Clements4,000,000100,000
Tim McDermott700,000-100,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:40 AM Local Time
McDermott Caught Bluffing

Pot-Limit Omaha

Scott Clements made it 90,000 and Tim McDermott called. They checked down       and McDermott finally bet 110,000. Clements called right away and McDermott tossed in      for an airball.

Clements took it with      for trips.

Scott Clements3,900,000555,000
Tim McDermott800,000-555,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:37 AM Local Time
Clements Extends Leads

Scott Clements

Omaha Hi-Lo

Scott Clements raised the button and Tim McDermott called.

The flop landed     and McDermott check-called 60,000 from Clements.

The turn fell the   and McDermott checked again. Clements bet 120,000, and McDermott called.

The river landed the   and McDermott checked, Clements bet 120,000, and McDermott called.

Clements tabled his      and McDermott mucked.

Scott Clements3,345,000245,000
Tim McDermott1,355,000-245,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:34 AM Local Time
Mike Ross Eliminated in 3rd Place ($58,718)

Mike Ross

2-7 Single Draw

Scott Clements raised to 100,000 and Mike Ross ripped from the small blind for about 650,000. Clements called and Ross pitched a card.

"What am I trying to beat?" he asked.

Clements showed       and Ross indicated he was dead as he had a draw to a ten. He made it but tossed his       in and headed for payouts.

Scott Clements3,100,000750,000
Tim McDermott1,600,00010,000
Mike Ross0-775,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:32 AM Local Time
Final Table Game Choices
ChoiceTim McDermottScott ClementsMike Ross
1st PickPLOBig OPLO
2nd PickNLHBadeucey2-7 TD
3rd PickNLHBadeuceyBadacey
4th PickNLHPL 2-7 TDLimit Omaha
5th PickBadeuceyBadeuceyA-5 TD
6th PickNL 2-7 SDPL 2-7 TDBadugi
7th PickNL 2-7 SDBadeuceyStud Hi-Lo Regular
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