06/17/14 05:32:27 PM PDT
Eric Buchman Wins Event #34: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud ($118,785)
Eric Buchman nabbed his second World Series of Poker bracelet today, winning a short final table of Event #34: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud for $118,785. Few could question Buchman's limit poker prowess, as he has a bracelet in limit hold'em along with 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.
Buchman may be best known for a deep run in the 2009 Main Event, which resulted in a fourth-place score for over $2.5 million. Coincidentally, Buchman made it two 2009 November Niners to take down bracelets in two days after 2009 winner Joe Cada scored a second bracelet last night.
New York native Buchman topped a field of 345 to take down the title, but only six came back for Day 3 today. That didn't mean the path was easy, as tough pros Bryn Kenney and Alex Kravchenko were among the players returning. Kenney bowed out in fifth early on, and Buchman took about a two-to-one chip lead into heads-up play against Kravchenko after Day 3 chip leader Aleksandr Denisov busted in third. The two battled for about an hour, with Buchman ultimately finishing off Kravchenko after taking most of his chips with a ten-high straight.
We talked to Buchman right after the photo's with his second bracelet were done:
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06/17/14 04:58:03 PM PDT
Alex Kravchenko Eliminated in 2nd Place ($73,360)
Alex Kravchenko completed with , and Eric Buchman called with . Buchman raised when he picked up , only to see Kravchenko raise it right back with the . Kravchenko then bet fifth and sixth, but Buchman fired a raise then. Kravchenko called.
Buchman bet the river, and Kravchenko called. Buchman showed for a straight to the ten, crippling Kravchenko down to 34,000.
A couple of hands later, Kravchenko was all in on fourth.
Buchman had tens, while Kravchenko had sevens and a three-straight. Fifth street for Buchman was the , giving him trips, while Kravchenko also caught good with the for a straight draw. Buchman received the to fill up on sixth though, ending the tournament.
|Eric Buchman||1,553,000||183,000 |
|Alex Kravchenko||0||-183,000 |
06/17/14 04:45:46 PM PDT
Buchman Knocks Kravchenko Back Down
Eric Buchman bet fourth, fifth, and sixth streets with the two players having the following boards:
Alexander Kravchenko: /
Both players checked the river, and Buchman showed for jacks and nines. Kravchenko revealed a before mucking.
|Eric Buchman||1,370,000||200,000 |
|Alex Kravchenko||183,000||-200,000 |
06/17/14 04:40:48 PM PDT
Kravchenko Gets One Back
Eric Buchman completed with , and Alex Kravchenko called with . Buchman kept the lead on fourth, but ceded it on fifth.
Buchman bet sixth when he paired with , but Kravchenko raised with the . Buchman folded to a river bet.
|Eric Buchman||1,170,000||-93,000 |
|Alex Kravchenko||383,000||93,000 |
06/17/14 04:31:31 PM PDT
Buchman Closing in
Eric Buchman completed with and called a raise from Alex Kravchenko, who had the . Kravchenko proceeded to bet every street until the river.
After the last card, Kravchenko check-called. Buchman showed him for tens up.
|Eric Buchman||1,263,000||120,000 |
|Alex Kravchenko||290,000||-120,000 |
06/17/14 04:26:56 PM PDT
Kravchenko Folds Late
Eric Buchman completed with , and Alex Kravchenko called with . Kravchenko check-called after getting the high board with while Buchman had a , Kravchenko again bet-raised fifth and got called. Buchman paired on sixth and bet, getting another call before Kravchenko folded the river.
Kravchenko: / /
Buchman: / /
A few railbirds from the sparse crowd clapped as Buchman dragged the pot.
|Eric Buchman||1,143,000||148,000 |
|Alex Kravchenko||410,000||-148,000 |
06/17/14 04:22:21 PM PDT
Buchman Gets One
Eric Buchman completed with , and Alex Kravchenko called with . Kravchenko bet fourth when he picked up a against a , and three bets went in on fifth with Kravchenko bet-raising.
Both players checked sixth street as Buchman got the and Kravchenko the , and Buchman bet seventh. Kravchenko called, losing to for two pair.
|Eric Buchman||995,000||-5,000 |
|Alex Kravchenko||558,000||5,000 |
06/17/14 04:00:26 PM PDT
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06/17/14 03:59:52 PM PDT
Aleksandr Denisov Eliminated in 3rd Place ($47,315)
Alex Kravchenko completed with the , and Aleksandr Denisov raised with . Eric Buchman woke up with a reraise from the bring-in - showing the - and Kravchenko got out of the way. Denisov called bets until a raise on fifth street put him all in.
Buchman picked up a set and Denisov was in bad shape with aces up. Both players got dealt a on sixth street. The river for Denisov signaled the end for the chip leader coming into today.
|Eric Buchman||1,000,000||193,000 |
|Aleksandr Denisov||0||-134,000 |
06/17/14 03:50:41 PM PDT
Level 23 started
06/17/14 03:33:01 PM PDT
Players are on break for 20 minutes. Here are their chip counts:
|Eric Buchman||807,000||132,000 |
|Alex Kravchenko||617,000||47,000 |
|Aleksandr Denisov||134,000||-96,000 |
06/17/14 03:28:48 PM PDT
Buchman Gets a Three-Bet in
Eric Buchman limped in from the first spot with and Aleksandr Denisov saw fourth street for his bring-in with the . Buchman bet when he picked up the , and Denisov called with the . On fifth street Buchman bet, Denisov raised and Buchman reraised. Denisov called.
Buchman paired with and Denisov called once more with the . Denisov called the river bet as well, and Buchman showed for fives-full.
|Eric Buchman||675,000||5,000 |
|Aleksandr Denisov||230,000||-140,000 |
06/17/14 03:03:39 PM PDT
Buchman Makes a Straight
Aleksandr Denisov completed with and called a raise from Eric Buchman, showing the . Both players checked fourth, and Buchman bet fifth before two checks on sixth.
Buchman: / /
Denisov: / /
Denisov bet the end, but Buchman raised. Denisov called, and Buchman showed him for a well-disguised straight.
|Eric Buchman||670,000||17,000 |
|Aleksandr Denisov||370,000||-115,000 |
06/17/14 02:55:45 PM PDT
Kravchenko Gaining on Buchman
Eric Buchman completed with , and Alex Kravchenko raised with . Buchman called, but he retook the betting lead after he caught good with . He bet fifth street as well.
Both players elected to check sixth, and Buchman returned to his betting ways on the river. Kravchenko called, his for eights-up was a winner.
|Eric Buchman||653,000||-2,000 |
|Alex Kravchenko||570,000||298,000 |
06/17/14 02:43:37 PM PDT
William Thompson Eliminated in 4th Place ($34,283)
Aleksandr Denisov completed with the and was called by William Thompson with the . Thompson called two more bets through fifth street, which put him all in.
Denisov had a hidden monster: aces up. Thompson was dealt no more help, as the dealer threw him the followed by the .
|Aleksandr Denisov||485,000||5,000 |
|William Thompson||0||-127,000 |
06/17/14 02:35:54 PM PDT
Level 22 started
06/17/14 02:33:41 PM PDT
Kravchenko Takes a Chunk from Countryman
Alex Kravchenko completed with the and called a raise from Aleksandr Denisov, showing the . Kravchenko called it down before betting the river after Denisov checked.
Denisov: / /
Denisov mucked in the face of the straight.
|Aleksandr Denisov||480,000||60,000 |
|Alex Kravchenko||272,000||-58,000 |
06/17/14 02:27:13 PM PDT
Buchman Still Climbing
Plenty of paint to go around in a recent pot, as Aleksandr Denisov completed with and was called by Eric Buchman ( ) and William Thompson ( ). Denisov bet when he picked up the and Buchman raised when he got the . Thompson stayed in there, as did Denisov. Buchman continued betting for the rest of the hand.
Buchman: / /
Denisov: / /
Thompson: / /
Thompson called the end; Denisov folded. Buchman showed for an ace-high flush and took the pot.
|Eric Buchman||655,000||117,000 |
|Aleksandr Denisov||420,000||-65,000 |
|William Thompson||127,000||-68,000 |
06/17/14 02:14:36 PM PDT
Denisov Gets There
WIlliam Thompson completed with and was called by Aleksandr Denisov with the . Denisov called more bets on fourth, fifth and sixth before betting seventh after Thompson had checked. Thompson called.
Thompson: / /
Thompson mucked his hand.
|Aleksandr Denisov||485,000||105,000 |
|William Thompson||195,000||-115,000 |
06/17/14 02:03:02 PM PDT
Buchman in the Lead
Eric Buchman raised with after Aleksandr Denisov completed, and he bet every street through sixth.
Denisov decided to let his hand go, and Buchman's now holding the chip lead.
|Eric Buchman||538,000||64,000 |
|Aleksandr Denisov||380,000||71,000 |