Deluge of pros forecast for WPT NAPC

Scott Clements
Scott Clements is the current North American Poker Champion, but a new one could soon be crowned.

The WPT North American Poker Championship is set to see some of the world's best poker pros pour down on Fallsview Resort and Casino Niagara, Oct. 10-13.

Built on a cliff that looks right over Niagara's world-famous Horseshoe Falls, Fallsview Casino Resort is the largest gaming resort facility in Canada. To feel any closer to the falls you'd have to try your luck in a barrel. We say try the poker room instead.

It's the third time in as many years that the Canadian casino hosts the tournament, and all of the satellites should make for a volatile poker mix of amateurs and big-time pros.

"While many poker fans focus their attention on the big-name pro players like Jonathan Little in what was at the time one of the longest tables in WPT history.

In the final hand Jonathan Little raised $180,000 on the spot with Clements calling. The flop came 7 5 5 with a couple of checks. The turn brought out Little for a bet of $250k. Clements raised and Little came all-in over the top. Holding Q 5, Clements insta-called with his trip fives and shortly thereafter knocked Little out in second.

Clements is from Mount Vernon, Wash. and last year's WPT NAPC was his second WPT title. The first was in the Canadian Open Championship in 2006. He also has two World Series of Poker bracelets, one in a 2006 $3k Omaha Hi-Lo tournament and the other in $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha in 2007. His total career tournament earnings amount to more than $3 million.

Considering all his luck in the Great White North, don't be surprised if you see Clements in on the action again this year.

Be sure to check out all the results from the WPT NAPC in the PokerListings' Live Tournaments section here.

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