Sure, Phil Laak and Kory Kilpatrick were at his final table, but PLO specialist Michael Drummond went into “godmode” when it counted. Mr. Drummond defeated the field of 452 in Event #42, the $5K PLO, to win his first gold bracelet and $541K+, one of the larger first place prizes of the summer.
In other action 4-time WCOOP Champion Dan “djk123” Kelly became yet another in a long list of repeat bracelet winners at the 2014 WSOP. Kelly takes home nearly $200K for his victory in Event #43, the $1500 Limit Hold’em, as well as a coveted WSOP bracelet #2.
Jeffrey Lisandro (7th), David Chiu (6th) and Brandon Shack-Harris (3rd) all made final table runs but it was Kelly that defeated the 657 person field. Next up for Kelly, chasing bracelet number 3 and hoping it doesn’t take another 4 years to score that one.
Watch: Mr. Drummond talkin’ with PokerNews bout the “awesome” feeling of taking down one of the biggest PLO events of the summer, how he got lucky at just the right time and what he plans on doing with over half a million dollars.
Watch: Dan Kelly looks spent as Caitlyn Howe tries to get a comment or two in the shortest winner’s interview of the series for PokerNews.