Brant Hale Eliminated in 5th Place ($95,598)
Hand #61: Darius Studdard limped for 50,000 and Michael Drummond completed from the small blind as Kory Kilpatrick checked to see a flop. The blinds checked and Studdard bet out 150,000 to win the pot.
Hand #62: Brant Hale raised to 115,000 from the cutoff and Michael Drummond made the call along with Darius Studdard in the big blind.
The flop fell and was checked around as the fell on the turn and Studdard bet out 250,000 before Hale went deep into the tank before moving all in for 980,000 as Drummond quickly folded.
It was now Studdard's turn to enter the tank, and after nearly two minutes he made the call to put Hale at risk.
With Hale drawing to and diamond or seven, the river landed the to send Hale to the rail in 5th place for a $95,598 payday as Studdard soared to 2.9 million in chips.