$2k Limit Hold’em – Eric Buchman Wins it All
Eric Buchman has defied the odds and found redemption for missing out on his chance to win the 2009 WSOP Main Event.
Buchman, who came in fourth place in last year's Main Event, would simply not be denied his first WSOP gold bracelet in this event.
The heads-up battle between Buchman and Courson, much like the entire $2k Limit final table, was lightning fast.
It took less than 30 minutes for Buchman to land the knockout blow against nemesis Brent Courson.
Courson actually doubled up twice in heads-up play but even that wasn't enough to come close to beating Buchman.
In the final hand Buchman bet his button and Courson raised. Buchman called and the flop came Q♣ 2♦ 2♠.
Courson bet and Buchman called. The turn came 7♥ and Courson moved the last of his chips in the middle.
Buchman called with T♥ 7♦ for a pair of sevens, which was enough to put him in the lead against Courson's A♣ K♥.
The river was a tournament-defining 8♣!
Courson finishes in second place for $125,737 while Buchman wins it all.
Although Buchman will only take home $203,607 for his victory tonight, there's a good chance he feels much better than when he came in fourth at last year's Main Event to win $2.5 million.
Thanks for tuning into our coverage of Event 18 Limit Hold'em and congratulations to Buchman.
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