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Shawn Buchanan: The Quiet Lion

Young Professional Has Won Millions During Four Great Years on the Tournament Trail

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Aug 06, 2010


The $25,000 six-handed no-limit hold’em event at the 2010 World Series of Poker isn’t the first place where young poker professional Shawn Buchanan has made his mark on the tournament trail. In the first half of 2010, Buchanan has won nearly $1.5 million. He finished third in the World Poker Tour Championship in April, which was good for $587,906. He also cashed in the WPT L.A. Poker Classic main event in March, and for good measure, he cashed in the high-roller events at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and the North American Poker Tour event at Mohegan Sun. He is at his best when the buy-in is sky-high and the talent level is at an altitude to match. “It seems like I play my best game against great players. I know how everyone thinks, so I’m patient and pick my spots, whereas when I am at a table where I don’t ...

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