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Poker News | World Series of Poker

Event #34: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Title Gives Eric Buchman Second Bracelet

Eric Buchman Event #34 WSOP 2014
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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.

Final Result:

1Eric Buchman$118,785
2Alex Kravchenko$73,360
3Aleksandr Denisov$47,315
4William Thompson$34,283
5Bryn Kenney$25,206
6Nabih Helmi$18,802
7Mallory Smith$14,228
8David Prager$10,921

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 {k-Spades}. Buchman called with {8-Diamonds} showing.

Buchman raised after he hit the {10-Diamonds} and Kravchenko raised it back with the {7-Clubs}. On fifth and sixth Kravchenko bet but Buchman put in a raise on sixth. Kravchenko called.

Kravchenko: {x-}{x-}/{k-Spades}{7-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}
Buchman: {x-}{x-}/{8-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{6-Hearts}

Buchman bet the river and Kravchenko called. Buchman turned over the {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} for 10-high straight which left Kravchenko with only 34,000.

Kravchenko was all in on fourth street a few hands later.

Kravchenko: {8-Spades}{7-Clubs}/{6-Hearts}{7-Spades}
Buchman: {j-Spades}{10-Clubs}/{10-Diamonds}{6-Spades}

Fifth street brought the {10-Hearts} for Buchman to give him trips and Kravchenko picked up the {5-Spades} for a straight draw. The {6-Clubs} on sixth street ended the tournament by giving Buchman a full house.

Congratulations Alex!

Right after the photo shoot of Buchman with his second bracelet, Frank Op de Woerd talked to Buchman on the win:

The full tournament report is available here:

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