Hand #115: Michael Drummond limped the button and Darius Studdard checked his option to see the dealer fan an flop.
Studdard led out for 160,000 only to have Drummond cut out a raise amounting to 525,000. Studdard then picked up his beverage, took a few sips and then deliberated for a further minute before putting it back on the table. Studdard then pushed his remaining 1,485,000 into the middle. Drummond instantly called and the cards were placed on their back.
In a cooler flop, both players flopped a set with the at-risk Studdard having the weaker of the two hands.
The turn of the changed little apart from giving Drummond outs to a straight, and when the river landed the , Studdard was sent to the rail in 2nd place for a $334,593 payday as Drummond was crowned the Event #42 Champion!