One of the World’s Best Poker Pros

It is not difficult to recognize poker player Scott Clements when you are watching a live poker event where he is participating. This is because of the fact that he is young looking but he plays like he is already a veteran in the industry. Born in 1982, Scott Clements is indeed a very young poker player. Nonetheless, his technical skills do not reflect the fact that he is just in his twenties. This poker player, whose hometown is Mount Vernon, Washington, was employed as a mortgage broker prior to turning into a professional player of poker in 2005.

Before he engaged himself in live poker events, Scott Clements was first hooked into playing online poker. He just had to stop playing because the government of Washington implemented the illegality of online gambling. But this did not stop him from playing poker. What he did was to go to other states and join live poker tournaments.

Scott Clements must have done the right thing because he now has two World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and one World Poker Tour (WPT) title to boast of.

Scott Clements got his first WSOP bracelet on July 15, 2006 when he attended the 37th Annual World Series of Poker. He was one of the contestants of the Omaha Hi/Lo event and victoriously defeated poker giants that included Phil Hellmuth, Jr. He was also awarded the cash prize of US$301,175.

On June 14, 2007, Scott Clements attended the 38th Annual World Series of Poker. He was one of the contestants of the Pot Limit Omaha event which he won, earning him his second WSOP bracelet. The cash prize that Scott Clements took home was worth US$194,206.

Aside from those two WSOP bracelets, Scott Clements is also a WPT title holder. He was one of those poker players who qualified for the No Limit Hold’em Championship game featured at the North American Poker Championships held on November 2, 2007. The North American Poker Championships was an event of WPT conducted on its sixth season. He won first place, allowing him to take home US$1,361,724.

Scott Clements is married to a former hairdresser who resigned from her work in order to travel with him whenever he has poker games to participate in. Although his wife was willing to travel anywhere with him, she was not interested in spending that much time in Las Vegas, Nevada. And since Scott Clements was not that interested in staying in Las Vegas too, he decided to participate often in poker games conducted in other parts of the United States. Such decision seems to work for him because despite the fact that he has been avoiding playing in Las Vegas often, he has still made himself successful and known all over the world.