Event #48: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low found a champion after three days of play. That champion had 990 players trying to keep him from winning the event. That champion is also ahead of the game with nearly $1.2 million in live tournament earnings, 18 WSOP cashes, and three prior WSOP final tables. That champion just added a $270,992 first-place prize and a gold bracelet to his list of accomplishments.
You guessed it, that champion is Tyler Patterson! We know, the title gave it away!
When cards went in the air on Day 3, Patterson's chip stack was about average but he took the chip lead when he scooped a big pot and managed to stay close to the top after that.
Once Cody Crawford fell, the heads-up match between Tyler Patterson and two-time WSOP champion Scott Clements was on! After six-and-a-half hours Scott Clements limped on the button. Tyler Patterson took the big blind option and raised the pot to 150,000. Clements called.
The board came and both players checked to see the on the turn. Patterson checked. Clements bet 250,000, Patterson check-raised to 800,000 and Clements thought about it then pushed all-in for 1.58 million. Patterson made the call.
Clements had kings and sevens along with a flush draw. Patterson had the nut low draw, an open-ended straight draw, and a better flush draw than Clements.
The river card was a nightmare for Clements but Patterson's rail went crazy as they realized the river gave their man a scoop with a winning flush.
Enjoy Tyler's interview with Sarah Grant:
The full tournament report is available at PokerNews Live Reporting.