WSOP Glory for Kelly & Drummond
Monday, 23 June 2014
While Robert Mizrachi was doing his best Daley Thompson impression, Dan Kelly was also heading to the World Series of Poker winner's podium.
The 25-year-old won his second bracelet after topping a 657-runner field in the $1,500 Limit Hold'em event.
The American first rose to prominence after winning the $25,000 NLHE Six-Max event in 2010 for over $1.3m and looked set for more jewellery last year. Despite cashing no fewer than ten times in 2013, Kelly couldn't quite get over the line. He made no mistake this time though.
With his parents watching, Kelly beat a final table that included Jeff Lisandro, David Chiu and Brandon Shack-Harris before seeing off Yegor Tsurikov heads up.
The Ukrainian couldn't overturn a hefty chip deficit and exited in second when his 10 high straight ran into Kelly's queen high straight.
The final table positions and payouts were as follows:
1. Dan Kelly – $195,167
2. Yegor Tsurikov – $120,501
3. Brandon Shack-Harris – $78,335
4. Sean Berrios – $57,536
5. Jesse Katz – $42,857
6. David Chiu – $32,338
7. Jeff Lisandro – $24,683
8. Bryce Landier – $19,051
9. Ron Burke – $14,856Event #42 – $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Handed
The American domination of the 2014 WSOP continued overnight with Michael Drummond
taking the honours in the $5,000 PLO Six-Handed event.
Canada's Sorel Mizzi
(9th) and Brit Richard Ashby
(7th) both went enjoyed deep runs but couldn't match Drummond who beat a final table that included bracelet winners Phil Laak and Kory Kilpatrick.
The final table payouts were as follows:
Here are a look at the results:
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
6. Phil Laak – $66,918