Eric Buchman just joined the Second-World-Series-of-Poker-B racelet-Club when he won Event #34: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud for $118,785. Buchman has proven that he's a player's player for all game formats and his prowess at limit poker is above and beyond questioning. Buchman holds a bracelet in Limit Hold'em; a second-place finish in Eight-Game; a second-place finish in Limit Hold'em, and a third-place finish in Stud at the WSOP. He is also known for his deep run in the 2009 Main Event, which resulted in a fourth-place score for over $2.5 million.
The tournament started with 345 players — Day 3 found six returning to battle it out for the gold bracelet and the top prize money, but only six came back for Day 3. Bryn Kenney and Alex Kravchenko were among the players at the final table of the event which means the finale was no cakewalk.
Down to heads-up, Alex Kravchenko lost most of his chips to Eric Buchman's 10-high straight when Kravchenko completed the bring-in holding the . Buchman called with showing.
Buchman raised after he hit the and Kravchenko raised it back with the . On fifth and sixth Kravchenko bet but Buchman put in a raise on sixth. Kravchenko called.
Buchman bet the river and Kravchenko called. Buchman turned over the for 10-high straight which left Kravchenko with only 34,000.
Kravchenko was all in on fourth street a few hands later.
Fifth street brought the for Buchman to give him trips and Kravchenko picked up the for a straight draw. The on sixth street ended the tournament by giving Buchman a full house.
Right after the photo shoot of Buchman with his second bracelet, Frank Op de Woerd talked to Buchman on the win: