Scott Clements Triumphs At Venetian Deep Stack

Scott Clements Triumphs At Venetian Deep Stack Scott Clements has won the Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza IV, after defeating a field of 265 players over three days to lift the title, and collect the $145,775 top prize.
With his latest victory, the US pro continues to confirm his elite status in the game, which has seen him capture 2 WSOP bracelet and 2 WPT titles throughout his career. The 30 year-old can now boast around $5 million in live tournament earnings, as well as a further $1,634,201 won online under the screen name “BigRiskky.”
As the $2,500 main event got underway at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, a whole slew of pros were looking to capture the lion’s share of the $607,380 prize pool.
Notable names cashing but falling short of the big payoffs included Thong Tran (10th for $12,451), Cody Slaubaugh (16th for $7,592), Matt Berkey (17th for $7,592), Gavin Smith (19th for $6,681), Ted Lawson (21st for $6,681), Japan’s Motoyuki Mabuchi (24th for $6,681) and Tyson Marks (26th for $6,681).
Eventually, Scott Clements made it through to the nine man final table where he progressed to the heads-up phase of the competition against  Zachary Fahmie.
Here are the final table results:
1. Scott Clements ($145,775)
2. Zachary Fahmie ($89,892)
3. Ryan Welch ($60,738)
4. Larry Wright ($43,124)
5. Jeff Finkelstein ($33,406)
6. William Holt ($27,332)
7. Daniel Colinge ($22,777)
8. Michael McTernan ($19,132)
9. Kevin Calenzo ($15,792)
Scott Clements is known predominantly as a level-headed tournament pro and when asked about his cash playing experience, stated:
“I still love the tournaments. I played cash games for a little while, but they’re pretty stressful. When you get those big swings, it’s just not something I want to deal with. I might be able to make good money, but if I’m miserable, it’s just not worth it.”

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