Eventually, Cloutier was rendered an also-ran after seeing most of his chips slough off in the general direction of Clements' stack. Jonathan Little dealt the final blow when he called Cloutier's $1.68 million all-in with A♠ T♠ to the Canadian's J♥ 9♥ and saw the board come 8♦ 6♠ 3♠ J♠ 3♣ to give FieryJustice the flush and send Cloutier packing, the recipient of a $355,021 payout for his third-place finish.
Despite eliminating Cloutier, Little himself had taken a heavy blow earlier in the match when he'd doubled-up Clements in a cooler hand that saw him flop a straight but fail to bet Clements off bottom pair with a backdoor flush draw on either third or fourth street. It would prove to be a near-fatal error as Clements would make his flush on the river and double through his rival, thus ensuring he'd enter the heads-up match with a significant chip advantage.
That advantage, nearly 2-1, would prove to be too much for Little to overcome, and after about 10 hands of heads-up play that ensured this final table was the longest in WPT history, Clements was able to end the match and secure his victory when he got Little all-in on a 7♠ 5♣ 5♥ 4♠ board holding Q♦ 5♦ to Little's K♣ 4♥. The ShipitHolla Balla was drawing dead and busted out in second place for $680,082.
Meanwhile, Clements earned his second WPT title and second at Fallsview, taking home a $1,387,224 first prize as well as an entry into the $25,000 WPT World Championships in April at Bellagio. He also earned a WPT chip set and, most important, an exclusive interview with PokerListings.com, an honor desired by many but garnered by precious few.
PL.com continues our pwnage of the professional poker circuit breaking ground, stories and hearts simultaneously on the EPT with the final table in Dublin on Saturday, and from there we rejoin the WPT at Foxwoods for the ambitiously named World Poker Finals beginning on November 7. Check out our coverage from Ireland and then amuse yourself with our Questions of the Day because once we get to Foxwoods, we're taking over your life, son.
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