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Capture the Flag -- Eric Buchman

by Kristy Arnett |  Published: Sep 18, 2009


Eric Buchman is a member of the “November Nine,” and he will take his seat at the 2009 World Series of Poker main-event final table in a couple of months. He’s accumulated almost a million dollars in live-tournament winnings, and is guaranteed at least another $1.2 million for the championship event. Since graduating from SUNY Albany with a degree in business, he has been playing poker professionally, making most of his money in high-stakes cash games on the East Coast. Kristy Arnett: How did you get started playing cash games? Eric Buchman: I started when I was 19. I played in clubs in New York while I was going to school in Albany, upstate. When I came home during the summer, I would go with my brother. We also would go to Atlantic City once in a while. KA: Were you a winning player at first? EB: I would say ...

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