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Heads Up With Scott Clements

Pot-Limit Omaha Eight-or-Better: Tournaments vs. Cash Games

by Kristy Arnett |  Published: Nov 27, 2009

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Scott Clements is a tournament guru, having claimed two World Poker Tour titles and two World Series of Poker bracelets. He’s accumulated nearly $4 million in lifetime tournament winnings, and he finished fourth in the Card Player 2007 Player of the Year race. He’s been called a pot-limit Omaha and pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better (PLO8) specialist. Kristy Arnett: What’s the biggest difference in play in pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better tournaments and cash games? Scott Clements: I think it’s the aggression factor. When I play PLO8 cash games, I’m looking to push players off hands and use my aggression to really steal more chips than anything else. When I’m in a tournament, especially early, I’m really looking for survival, so I’m going to play only certain hands that are going to make the nuts one way or the other, preferably on the low end, and preferably with other draws. Also, I’m going to ...


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