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Michael Drummond Wins WSOP Event #42 for $541,747

By Daniel Allermand

The World Series of Poker Event #42, $5,000 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha poker tournament has come to an end after three days of play. Several of the most famous players lined up to participate in the tournament, including Sorel Mizzi, Phil Laak and Kory Kilpatrick, alongside a total of 542 entrants that created a $2,124,400 prize pool.

In the end it was American Michael Drummond who won the tournament as well as his first bracelet, in the first tournament he has played at this year’s WSOP. Drummond looked strong throughout the tournament and when the 13 players started at day three, many saw him as one of the guys who could go all the way.

When the players were down to 10, Drummond was the smallest stack of them all, but quickly bounced back by doubling a couple of times. On the final table, Drummond continue to run over the table and when he reached heads-up play against Darius Studdard, Drummond had a 3:1 chiplead over his competitor.

Heads-up play only lasted 10 hands before we found a winner, as hand 115 became the last of the final table. Drummond limped on the button and Studdard checks. Flop showed:  and Studdard bets 160,000 and quickly got raised by Drummond to 525,000. Studdard tanks for a moment before pushing his entire 1.5 million chip stack to the middle, only to see Drummond snap-call.

Studdard shows:

Drummond shows:

Both players flopped a set, but Studdard unfortunately the lowest one and would now have to hit a runner runner flush or quads. The dealer deals turn  and river and Studdard finishes in second place for $334,593, being disappointed about the setup he had on the last hand. Drummond finished in first place and took down his first WSOP gold bracelet as well as the massive first prize of $541,747.

The final table payouts:

  1. Michael Drummond – $541,747
  2. Darius Studdard – $334,593
  3. Kory Kilpatrick – $217,113
  4. Ryan Schmidt – $143,397
  5. Brant Hale – $95,598

Phil Laak – $66,918

Daniel Allermand

Daniel Allermand is a freelance writer, with more than 4 years of experience in the industry as an operator, affiliate and poker player. Daniel has decided it was time to try and bring more coverage about the industry to the general public by writing articles about everything from poker to casino.