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2014 45th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, June 15, 2014 to Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Event #34: $1,500 Seven Card Stud

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $465,750
  • Entries: 345
  • Remaining: 0
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:32 PM Local Time
Eric Buchman Wins Event #34: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud ($118,785)

Eric Buchman - 1st Place

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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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:58 PM Local Time
Alex Kravchenko Eliminated in 2nd Place ($73,360)

Alex Kravchenko - 2nd Place

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.

Kravchenko:   /    
Buchman:   /    

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.

Kravchenko:   /  
Buchman:   /  

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 Buchman1,553,000183,000
Alex Kravchenko0-183,000
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:45 PM Local Time
Buchman Knocks Kravchenko Back Down

Eric Buchman bet fourth, fifth, and sixth streets with the two players having the following boards:

Buchman:   /    
Alexander Kravchenko:   /    

Both players checked the river, and Buchman showed     for jacks and nines. Kravchenko revealed a   before mucking.

Eric Buchman1,370,000200,000
Alex Kravchenko183,000-200,000
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:40 PM Local Time
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:   /   
Kravchenko:   /   

Buchman bet sixth when he paired with  , but Kravchenko raised with the  . Buchman folded to a river bet.

Eric Buchman1,170,000-93,000
Alex Kravchenko383,00093,000
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:31 PM Local Time
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.

Buchman:   /    
Kravchenko:   /    

After the last card, Kravchenko check-called. Buchman showed him     for tens up.

Eric Buchman1,263,000120,000
Alex Kravchenko290,000-120,000
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:26 PM Local Time
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 Buchman1,143,000148,000
Alex Kravchenko410,000-148,000
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:22 PM Local Time
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.

Kravchenko:   /   
Buchman:   /   

Both players checked sixth street as Buchman got the   and Kravchenko the  , and Buchman bet seventh. Kravchenko called, losing to     for two pair.

Eric Buchman995,000-5,000
Alex Kravchenko558,0005,000
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:00 PM Local Time
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4:59 PM Local Time
Aleksandr Denisov Eliminated in 3rd Place ($47,315)

Aleksandr Denisov - 3rd Place

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.

Denisov:   /   
Buchman:   /   

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 Buchman1,000,000193,000
Aleksandr Denisov0-134,000
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4:50 PM Local Time
Level 23 started
Level: 23 Blinds: 15000/30000 Ante: 3000
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4:33 PM Local Time

Players are on break for 20 minutes. Here are their chip counts:

Eric Buchman807,000132,000
Alex Kravchenko617,00047,000
Aleksandr Denisov134,000-96,000
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4:28 PM Local Time
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:   /   
Denisov:   /   

Buchman paired with   and Denisov called once more with the  . Denisov called the river bet as well, and Buchman showed     for fives-full.

Eric Buchman675,0005,000
Aleksandr Denisov230,000-140,000
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4:03 PM Local Time
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 Buchman670,00017,000
Aleksandr Denisov370,000-115,000
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:55 PM Local Time
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.

Kravchenko:   /    
Buchman:   /    

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 Buchman653,000-2,000
Alex Kravchenko570,000298,000
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:43 PM Local Time
William Thompson Eliminated in 4th Place ($34,283)

William Thompson - 4th Place

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:   /   
Thompson:   /   

Denisov had a hidden monster: aces up. Thompson was dealt no more help, as the dealer threw him the   followed by the  .

Aleksandr Denisov485,0005,000
William Thompson0-127,000
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:35 PM Local Time
Level 22 started
Level: 22 Blinds: 12000/24000 Ante: 3000
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:33 PM Local Time
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.

Kravchenko:    /    
Denisov:   /    / 

Denisov mucked in the face of the straight.

Aleksandr Denisov480,00060,000
Alex Kravchenko272,000-58,000
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:27 PM Local Time
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 Buchman655,000117,000
Aleksandr Denisov420,000-65,000
William Thompson127,000-68,000
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:14 PM Local Time
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.

Denisov:    /    
Thompson:   /    / 

Thompson mucked his hand.

Aleksandr Denisov485,000105,000
William Thompson195,000-115,000
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:03 PM Local Time
Buchman in the Lead

Eric Buchman raised with   after Aleksandr Denisov completed, and he bet every street through sixth.

Buchman:   /    
Denisov:   /    

Denisov decided to let his hand go, and Buchman's now holding the chip lead.

Eric Buchman538,00064,000
Aleksandr Denisov380,00071,000