2011 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship
Days: 4

Drumming Up a Double

Over on the featured table, we heard Michael Drummond shove all in for 253,000, and big stack Dermot Blain tanked and made the call with a chance at the knockout. He was ahead, but Drummond was drawing live for the double.

Drummond: {K-Hearts} {10-Hearts}
Blain: {A-Spades} {9-Clubs}

When the dealer turned the flop up, the {9-Clubs} was visible in the door, but it came as part of a Drummond-pleasing {J-Diamonds} {K-Diamonds} {9-Spades} flop. The turn {Q-Clubs} improved him to the straight, and he only needed to dodge the three remaining tens to stay alive. The river was the {7-Clubs}, though, and Blain is forced to part with a chunk of his stack. It's tough to count over there, but he should still be over 1 million -- likely closer to 1.1 million.

Player Chips Progress
Dermot Blain ie
Dermot Blain
1,100,000 -330,000
Michael Drummond us
Michael Drummond
540,000 275,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Dermot BlainMichael Drummond