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When I Was A Donk With Shawn Buchanan

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Oct 14, 2015


In this series, Card Player asks top pros to rewind back to their humble beginnings and provide insights regarding the mistakes, leaks, and deficiencies that they had to overcome in order to improve their games. If you wandered around a crowded poker tournament floor, it might be easy to miss Shawn Buchanan. The quiet Canadian poker pro usually has his sunglasses on, with a baseball cap pulled down low and covered up by a hoodie. But his results will definitely get your attention. In addition to playing in high-stakes cash games, Buchanan is also one of the more consistent tournament players on the circuit, having made four World Poker Tour and six World Series of Poker final tables. Although he is considered to be one of the best players without a bracelet, he does have a WPT title, along with nearly $5.9 million in career tournament earnings. Here, Buchanan talks ...

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