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Shawn Buchanan Wins His First World Series of Poker Bracelet In Online Event

The Canadian Poker Pro Topped A Field of 1,560 Entries To Earn $233,119


Shawn Buchanan has won the 2019 World Series of Poker $800 online no-limit hold’em six-max event, defeating a field of 1,560 entries to secure the $223,119 top prize and his first WSOP gold bracelet.

This was the 37-year-old Canadian poker pro’s ninth WSOP final-table showing, with three previous runner-up finishes. This time Buchanan was able to finally emerge victorious with the title and forever remove his name from the dreaded list of the ‘best players without a bracelet.’ He took to Twitter to share his excitement after securing the win.

Buchanan overcame some tough competition deep in this event. 2019 U.S. Poker Open $10,500 no-limit hold’em event winner Lauren Roberts finished eighth for $20,826, while 2015 WSOP $1,500 no-limit hold’em shootout champion Barry Hutter placed seventh for $27,612.

In the end, it came down to a heads-up match between Buchanan and two-time bracelet winner David ‘Bakes’ Baker, who was at his third final table of the 2019 WSOP. Playing under the screen name “YoungPitts”, Baker was down as much as 3-to-1 in the early goings. He flopped quads with pocket tens to double up to nearly even, but Buchanan was able to maintain his lead.

In the final hand of the tournament Buchanan raised to 480,000 from the button holding JHeart SuitJDiamond Suit. Baker three-bet to 1,740,000 holding AClub Suit10Spade Suit. Buchanan moved all-in and Baker made the call. The board came down 9Heart Suit7Heart Suit4Heart Suit7Club SuitQDiamond Suit and Buchanan’s jacks held up to earn him the pot and the title.

Baker took home $137,241 as the runner-up finisher. He was also awarded 450 Card Player Player of the Year points for his third final-table finish of the year. As a result, he climbed into 89th place in the 2019 POY race, which is sponsored by Global Poker. Buchanan earned 540 points as the champion. This was his first POY-qualified score of the year.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Shawn Buchanan $223,119 540
2 David Baker $137,241 450
3 Hunter Gebron $96,993 360
4 Alexandre Moreira $69,381 270
5 Luigi Shehadeh $50,310 225
6 Jeremy Brown $37,089 180

For more coverage from the summer series, check out the 2019 WSOP landing page, complete with a full schedule, results, news, player interviews, and event recaps.