Clements Kicks Canadian Butt

by , Nov 8, 2007 | 1:06 pm

Not to toot my own horn here, but sometimes I come across players who seem to have “it.” When I first read about Scott Clements winning his first WSOP bracelet in 2006, I knew that was only the beginning. He has been on my CJF (Cali Jen’s Favorites) list for awhile.

Last month, I interviewed Scott for a Poker Pro Magazine article, which is now going to be the cover story for the December issue. At the time, we discussed his achievements to date, some of which were:

• 2006 WSOP $3,000 Omaha Hi-Lo victory
• 2006 WPT $2,500 North American Poker Championship victory
• 2007 WSOP $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha victory
• 2007 WSOP $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event final table – fifth place finish
• 2007 $500 Legends of Poker No-Limit Hold’em victory

Scott ClementsThen he goes and wins the big WPT North American Championship $10k event last week for over $1.3 million! And he signs a sponsorship deal with Full Tilt. It has not been a bad year for Mr. Clements.

In the interview, I also discovered that Scott is a very grounded person. He doesn’t get caught up in the wild ways of some of the young pros on the circuit – no prop betting, no extravagant bottle-service nights at the Vegas nightclubs. He travels with his wife who exercises with him daily, encourages a healthy diet, and makes him quite happy. He consistently tries to examine and improve his Omaha and hold’em games, and he thrives on the competition he finds on the tournament circuit.

And in only two and a half years, he has racked up over $2.6 million in tournament earnings.

Maybe I should start betting on players instead of bowling and other random prop bets. Yeah, that’s a post for another day…

3 Comments to “Clements Kicks Canadian Butt”

  1. DanM

    for those who don’t know, Jen is the only person who can enter a bowling prop bet with me, Tom, and Karridy … get the highest score … and lose the most money.

  2. California Jen

    Ahhh, yes. Good memories, Dan. But you neglected to mention that it may not have turned out that way if you hadn’t thrown the last frame of the last game.

    Can we just focus on the fact that I got the highest score? I liked that part.

  3. DanM

    Yes, on my very last ball, I got a 1, and on your very last ball, you got a strike. Net: +$63 for me. (Or thereabouts.)

    Let’s just acknowledge that we are both better bowlers than Tom and Karridy.

    But on a serious side … I know, we need to do a post about prop betting … Phil Hellmuth was in Dallas a couple years ago and played golf with Troy Aikman. “How’d you do?” I asked.

    “Troy is a better golfer,” Phil said, “but I am a better gambler.”