Entering Event #48: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low at the 2014 World Series of Poker, Tyler Patterson boasted nearly $1.2 million in live tournament earnings, 18 WSOP cashes, and three prior WSOP final tables. Despite all of that, Patterson had yet to wrap a bright, shiny gold bracelet around his wrist. Now that the event has been completed, Patterson can officially call himself a champion as he outlasted a field of 991 players to win the $270,992 first-place prize.
Eleven players remained heading into Day 3 of this event, with Patterson right in the middle of the pack. After scooping a big pot early on in which he crippled Dylan Wilkerson, Patterson shot into the chip lead and he didn't stray too far from the top for the rest of the day.
Wilkerson ended up finishing in ninth place, and then J.R. Flournoy fell in eighth. Bracelet winner Derek Raymond hit the rail in seventh, and he was followed out the door by four-time WSOP champion and 2007 Player of the Year Tom Schneider in sixth place. Gary Kosakowski headed out the door in fifth, and then Jeff Madsen, who was searching for his fourth piece of WSOP hardware, was eliminated in fourth.
The final three players had locked up over six figures, and then it was Cody Crawford to fall first during three-handed play. This set up the heads-up battle between Patterson and two-time WSOP champion Scott Clements, but in the end, Clements just couldn't overcome the powerful Patterson. Despite fighting hard at the end, Clements fell after approximately six and a half hours of play at the final table.
Clements finished runner-up and just missed out on his third gold bracelet, but the $167,686 in prize money should help ease the pain a bit. As for Patterson, he was able to get that sweet taste of WSOP gold on his lips and add $270,992 to his pocket. Congratulations to him and all the winners from Event #48.
Scott Clements limped on the button, Tyler Patterson raised the pot to 150,000 in the big blind and Clements called.
Both players checked the flop, the fell on the turn and Patterson checked. Clements bet 250,000, Patterson check-raised the pot to 800,000 and Clements went into the tank for about 10 seconds before before he reraised all in for 1.58 million. Patterson called.
Clements was ahead for the high with kings and sevens, while also holding a flush draw. Patterson held the nut low draw, an open-ended straight draw and a better flush draw than Clements.
Patterson's rail exploded as their man hit a winning flush, ending Clements' run for a third bracelet with a runner-up finish worth $167,686.
Scott Clements called on the button, Tyler Patterson called from the small blind, and Cody Crawford checked his option out of the big blind to see the flop come down . Patterson checked, Crawford checked, and Clements bet 60,000. Patterson called, Crawford raised the pot, Clements reraised the pot, Patterson folded, and Crawford called all in for about 860,000.
Crawford had the , and Clements had the .
The turn was the , and the river was the . Both of those kept Clements in front, and he won the pot to knock out Crawford in third place for $104,914.
Clements moved to 2.14 million in chips following the hand, and will battle against Patterson's 2.325 million to begin heads-up play.
Jeff Madsen raised the pot to 140,000 from under the gun, and Tyler Patterson called on the button. The two blinds folded, and then Madsen and Patterson agreed to put the rest of the chips in blind before the flop came out.
Madsen had the , and Patterson had the .
The board ran out , and the 2006 World Series of Poker Player of the Year was eliminated in fourth place for just over $76,000.
From the cutoff seat, Gary Kosakowski raised the pot to 105,000. Tyler Patterson reraised to 250,000 from the button, and action folded back to Kosakowski. He reraised all in for 295,000, and Patterson called.
The flop, turn, and river ran out to eliminate Kosakowski, and he took home $56,216 for his finish. Patterson now has over 50% of the chips in play with 2.425 million.
Tom Schneider opened to 60,000 from the hijack seat, and Jeff Madsen potted it to 192,000 from the big blind. Schneider moved all in for 267,000, and Madsen called.
The flop gave Madsen the nut low and a pair of sevens, but Schneider still was in the lead for the high half of the pot with a pair of aces. On the turn, the changed everything as it gave Madsen the lead in the high half with two pair, tens and sevens.
The river card was the to complete the board, and that also completed the tournament for Schneider, the 2007 World Series of Poker Player of the Year. He earned $42,142 for his finish.
Bracelet winner Derek Raymond was just eliminated in seventh place.
To start this hand, Raymond limped in from early position, Scott Clements limped in from the hijack seat, Jeff Madsen called from the cutoff seat, Tom Schneider completed the bet from the small blind, and Tyler Patterson checked his option in the big blind.
From there, the flop came down , and Schneider led with a pot-sized bet of 100,000. Patterson folded, Raymond called, Clements folded, and then Madsen raised the pot to 500,000. Schneider called all in for 357,000, and Raymond reraised all in for a little under 600,000. Madsen called the extra bit from Raymond's shove, and the card were tabled.
Both Madsen and Schneider had flopped the nut straight with jack-eight in their hands. Raymond, on the other hand, had flopped a pair of nines along with the nut flush draw and the backdoor nut low draw.
The turn was the , pairing the board and keeping both Madsen and Schneider in front. After the river delivered the , Raymond was left wanting and his quest for his second World Series of Poker gold bracelet came to an end.
Madsen, the three-time WSOP bracelet winner, and Schneider, the four-time WSOP bracelet winner, chopped up the main pot with jack-high straights, and then Madsen took the remainder of Raymond's stack and added it to his.
Scott Clements called from the under-the-gun position, Jeff Madsen called from the next seat, Tom Schneider called from the hijack seat, Derek Raymond completed from the small blind, and then J.R. Flournoy raised the pot to 120,000 out of the big blind. Clements folded, Madsen called, Schneider called, and Raymond folded.
With three players still in the hand, the flop came down . Flournoy moved all in for 209,000, Madsen tanked, then called all in for 187,000, and Schneider called as well and had both players covered.
Schneider showed the for the flopped nut straight. Madsen had the for a pair of deuces and a nut low draw, and Flournoy had the for a pair of eights and the same nut low draw as Madsen.
The turn was the to give Madsen a heart flush draw, and then the river delivered with the . Madsen had backed into the nut flush and with no low on board, he wound up getting the entire main pot. Schneider was able to win the side pot and bust Flournoy in eighth place, but he was also knocked back to 405,000 in chips after the hand.
From middle position, Tyler Patterson raised to 35,000. Dylan Wilkerson reraised the pot to 129,000, and then action folded to Scott Clements in the big blind. Clements potted it, and that folded out Patterson. Wilkerson called all in for around 160,000 to put his tournament life on the line.
Wilkerson had the , and Clements the .
The board ran out to give Clements the win with a full house and send Wilkerson to the rail.
Philip Sternheimer's run in Event #48: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low has come to an end in 10th place, earning $15,278 for his finish.
From middle position, Derek Raymond limped in, and Philip Sternheimer raised from the next seat over. Action folded back to Raymond, and he called to see the flop come down . Raymond checked, and Sternheimer bet 85,000. Raymond check-raised the pot, which was enough to cover Sternheimer's remaining stack of about 150,000.
Sternheimer went into the tank and thought for so long that eventually a player at the table called the clock on him. After a little bit longer, Sternheimer decided to call and put himself at risk with the . Raymond had the .
The turn was the , and the river was the . Raymond made a wheel on the turn, which was good enough for both the high and the low, and Sternheimer was sent packing.