$5,300 Main Event

Seat 3: Randy Kritzer, USA (2,565,000)

Randy Kritzer

Randy Kritzer is the shortest stack returning in the final six, and he's the oldest competitor left. At 58 years old, Kritzer hails from Greensboro, North Carolina. As you may have guessed, Kritzer isn't a poker player by trade, but he does bring plenty of success to the mix.

Kritzer isn't a poker player by trade. He's a respected surgeon who specializes in neurosurgery and has been practicing since 1990. In 1992, Kritzer earned his certification from the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and he is the founder and president of Carolina Neurosurgery, P.A.

As for poker, Kritzer boasts just over $27,000 in live earnings. Two of his prior eight cashes have come from the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, both in 2015, but they are far from the $153,920 score he's locked up in this event by reaching the final six. Kritzer also has three World Series of Poker cashes on his résumé. The first of that trio came in at $13,978 and was the first live poker result for Kritzer.

Kritzer told PokerStars that he came to the PCA for just one event, this one, due to his work. It turned out to be the right event to play, as he's now reached the final table. Kritzer's run began on Day 1b when he finished with one of the biggest stacks going forward, taking the fourth overall stack into Day 2.

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