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Michael Drummond Wins World Series of Poker Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha Event

Drummond Banks $541,747 and First Career Bracelet


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The $5,000 six-handed pot-limit Omaha event at the 2014 World Series of Poker drew a field of 452 players, creating a total prize pool of $2,124,400. In the end, it was 27-year-old Michael Drummond who came out with the win, his first career bracelet and the $547,147 first-place prize.

Drummond, originally from New Hampshire, now spends most of his time playing in pot-limit Omaha cash games in and around San Francisco, California. He does have four other WSOP cashes for a total of $669,543 in career tournament earnings.

“It’s a social game,” said Drummond. “It’s so much more about your cards that you can just look at your cards and then have a conversations at the table. Pot-limit Omaha is just a more fun, social, gambling game.”

Joining Drummond at the final table were notables Phil Laak (6th) and Kory Kilpatrick (3rd), who won the $3,000 no-limit hold’em shootout event earlier this summer. Other notables to make a deep run included Richard Ashby (7th), Sorel Mizzi (9th), David Baker (12th), Phil Galfond (19th) and J.C. Tran (20th).

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Winnings POY Points
1 Michael Drummond $541,747 1,440
2 Darius Studdard $334,593 1,200
3 Kory Kilpatrick $217,113 960
4 Ryan Schmidt $143,397 720
5 Brant Hale $95,594 600
6 Phil Laak $66,918 480

*Photo courtesy of the WSOP

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