Two days ago, a field of 542 entrants took to the felt in Event #42: $5,000 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha. When the dust settled after nearly 29 levels, Michael Drummond was the sole survivor, besting the field for a pay day of $541,747 in his first World Series of Poker event of the summer.
With 13 players remaining at the start of Day 3, Drummond began sixth in chips. Things did not go smoothly to start, as with 10 players left Drummond was the short stack. However, after doubling through Brandon Crawford and eliminating Joseph Leung in 10th place, Drummond's ascension up the chip counts began.
Shortly after Sorel Mizzi fell in ninth place, Drummond dispatched Crawford in eighth place to set the unofficial final table, where he sat second in chips. From there, Drummond quietly chipped up, not scoring an elimination until he sent 2014 WSOP bracelet winner Kory Kilpatrick to the rail in third place.
With nearly a 3:1 chip lead to begin heads-up play, Drummond needed just 12 hands to eliminate Darius Studdard, though it did take set over set to get it done.
Here are the final table payouts:
Congratulations to Michael Drummond for capturing his first WSOP gold bracelet and $541,747 in prize money.
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