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Scott Clements Wins Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza Main Event

Clements Earns $145,775 For The Victory


Scott ClementsThe Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza IV wrapped up shortly before the holiday weekend with their $2,500 main event. After three days of play, it was none other than Scott Clements who came away with the victory, earning the top prize of $145,775.

A total of 265 entrants put up the buy-in, creating a prize pool of $607,380. Clements, a two-time WPT champion and two-time WSOP bracelet winner, now has nearly $5.5 million in career tournament earnings. The win also gave Clements 936 Card Player Player of the Year points, bringing his year-to-date total to 2,304, good enough for 54th place overall.

The Washington native defeated Zachary Fahmie heads-up to take the title. Fahmie collected $89,892 for his runner-up finish. WSOP bracelet winner Ryan Welch finished third for $60,738.

Other notables who made deep runs in the event included Kevin Calenzo (ninth), Theo Tran (10th), Cody Slaubaugh (16th), Matt Berkey (17th), Gavin Smith (19th), Jeff Sluzinski (20th), Ted Lawson (21st), Benjamin Palmer (22nd), Motoyuki Mabuchi (24th) and Tyson Marks (26th).

The main event was the final tournament of the 43-event series at the Venetian, which is now held four times annually. The series features events in a variety of different poker disciplines and buy-ins.

Here is a look at 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