SHAWN BUCHANAN WPT DOYLE BRUNSON FIVE DIAMOND WORLD POKER CLASSIC
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Shawn Buchanan

Shawn Buchanan

hometown:
Abbotsford, British Columbia

Career Stats

Earnings $2,720,804
Cashes 14
Final Tables 4
Titles 1
Tournaments Played 63

Current Standings

Est. Current Chipcount

Est. Average Chipcount
15,090,000

Current Chipleader
-

Chipcount History

Day 1
40,950

Day 2
111,500

Day 3
424,000

Day 4
1,290,000

Day 5
3,465,000

Day 6
2nd

 

Ravi Raghavan Becomes Newest Addition to WPT Champions Club

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

WPT Season 11_Doyle Brunson Five Diamond_Day 6 Final Table
By Diana Cox

Ravi Raghavan went from the short-stack to the only stack and won his first career WPT Title just before midnight Dec. 9, 2012 at the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic.

Raghavan outlasted a final table which included Antonio Esfandiari, who won this event in Season IX, Andrew Lichtenberger who final tabled this event in Season X and WPT Champions Club member Shawn Buchanan.

Raghavan began the day as the short stack and doubled up twice early on to rocket to the top of the chip counts and never slowed down. 

With the elimination of Thomas Winters as the third place finisher, the heads-up battle between Raghavan and Buchanan began. Things came to an end when Buchanan pushed all-in for just over two million with Kdiamond7spade and Raghavan, who had about a 4-1 chiplead, called with 7heart7club.

Supporters of both players rose to their feet and the dealer peeled off Jspade9diamond9heart giving Buchanan the chance to double up. Greg Mueller, who finished 13th in this tournament, shouted for an eight from the crowd, and the 8spade opened on the turn. But no more help for Buchanan was to be found when the 4diamond fell on the river and ended his chances at a second WPT title. 

First to exit the final table was Jeremy Kottler. Kottler was down to his last 720,000 and moved all-in from the small blind after a 115,000 raise by Winters from middle position. Winters asked for an exact count before making the call to put Kottler at risk. Winters was in possession of pocket sevens, 7club7heart, and Kottler had been dealt the Ace and King of diamonds. Kottler's hand failed to improve after a flop of 8spade5diamond3heart but the 2heart on the turn gave him additional outs. However, Kottler's tournament came to an end when the 9diamond fell on the river and Winters' sevens held. 

Andrew Lichtenberger, who finished fourth here last season, was eliminated as the fifth place finisher when he shoved his last 395,000 from the small blind with Adiamond9club . Raghavan called from the big blind with Qclub4diamond. Raghavan picked up a pair of fours after the flop of Jclub8spade4heart. His fours held went the board completed 2club Kspade and Lichtenberger's tournament came to an end one place shy of his Season X finish. 

With a massive rail on site to support him, Esfandiari fell short of becoming the first player in WPT history to win the same event twice. Esfandiari became the fourth place finisher when he ran his AclubKheart in Raghavan's AspadeAheart

Esfandiari raised to 200,000 from the small blind and Raghavan re-raised to 490,000 from the big blind. Esfandiari four-bet all-in and Raghavan snap-called. 

"Damn," Esfandiari said as Raghavan flipped over his aces. 

The board ran out Jdiamond9diamond4heart10diamond6diamond and Esfandiari and his supporters left the room. 

Two hands later Winters, who was seated at his first WPT final table and made his first WPT cash, was home as the third place finisher. Buchanan raised to 240,000 from the small blind and Winters three-bet to 700,000 from the big blind. Buchanan responded by moving all-in for just over three million and Winters called all-in. Buchanan flipped over 10spade10heart and Winters was behind with Aspade7diamond. The dealer fanned 6diamond3spade2spade8diamond5club and Winters never saw the needed cards to stay alive. 

WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic final table results: 

1. Ravi Raghavan - $1,268,571
2. Shawn Buchanan - $746,502
3. Thomas Winters - $483,031
4. Antonio Esfandiari - $329,339
5. Andrew Lichtenberger - $234,197
6. Jeremy Kottler - $187,845

Sorted In: Shawn Buchanan, Featured Blog, Ravi Raghavan, Thomas Winters, Andrew Lichtenberger, Antonio Esfandiari, Jeremy Kottler, Bellagio, Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Season XI, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season 8 on FSN, Season VIII
11:45 PM, 12/09/12

Hand #152: Ravi Raghavan Wins! ($1,268,571)

Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

WPT Season 11_Doyle Brunson Five Diamond_Day 6 Final Table
Shawn Buchanan moves all in for about 2.9 million, and Ravi Raghavan calls with 7club7heart. Buchanan turns over Kdiamond7spade, and he'll need to improve to stay alive.

The board comes Jspade9diamond9heart8spade4diamond, and Ravi Raghavan wins the pot -- and the tournament -- with two pair, nines and sevens.

Shawn Buchanan (pictured below) finishes as the runner-up, earning $746,502.

Ravi Raghavan wins the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, earning $1,268,571, which includes his $25,500 entry into the season-ending WPT World Championship in May. Raghavan also receives a WPT Champions Trophy, and gets his name inscribed on the WPT Champions Cup that travels to each stop of the World Poker Tour.

Congratulations to Ravi Raghavan!

1st:  Ravi Raghavan  -  $1,268,571
2nd:  Shawn Buchanan  -  $746,502
3rd:  Thomas Winters  -  $483,031
4th:  Antonio Esfandiari  -  $329,339
5th:  Andrew Lichtenberger  -  $234,197
6th:  Jeremy Kottler  -  $187,845


WPT Season 11_Doyle Brunson Five Diamond_Day 6 Final Table

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Shawn Buchanan, Ravi Raghavan, Bellagio, Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Season XI
11:32 PM, 12/09/12

Heads-Up Play Begins

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

WPT Season 11_Doyle Brunson Five Diamond_Day 6 Final Table
The Royal Flush Girls (left to right: Ivy Teves, Angelique Velez, Jeannie Duffy, and Danielle Ruiz) have brought the money out to the table, and the final two players have been interviewed. Everyone is ready to go, so it's time to shuffle up and deal.

They are still in Level 30, with blinds at 50,000-100,000 and a 10,000 ante. All future levels will be 30 minutes in duration. In heads-up play, the button has the small blind and acts first before the flop.

Here are the official chip counts, along with the prizepool:

Ravi Raghavan  -  9,330,000  (93 bb)
Shawn Buchanan  -  5,770,000  (57 bb)

1st:  $1,268,571
2nd:  $746,502
3rd:  Thomas Winters  -  $483,031
4th:  Antonio Esfandiari  -  $329,339
5th:  Andrew Lichtenberger  -  $234,197
6th:  Jeremy Kottler  -  $187,845

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Shawn Buchanan, Ravi Raghavan, Bellagio, Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Season XI
09:30 PM, 12/09/12

Hand #83: Thomas Winters Out in 3rd Place ($483,031)

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

WPT Season 11_Doyle Brunson Five Diamond_Day 6 Final Table
Shawn Buchanan raises from the small blind to 240,000, Thomas Winters (pictured above) reraises from the big blind to 700,000, and Buchanan pauses for a moment before moving all in.

Winters quickly calls with Aspade7diamond, but he'll need to improve to stay alive against Buchanan's 10heart10spade.

The board comes 6diamond3spade2spade8diamond5club, and Shawn Buchanan wins the pot with his pocket tens to eliminate Thomas Winters in third place.

Seat 4.  Ravi Raghavan  -  9,330,000
Seat 5.  Shawn Buchanan  -  5,770,000
Seat 6.  Thomas Winters  -  Out in 3rd Place ($483,031)

There will be a short break for the Money Presentation with the Royal Flush Girls before heads-up play begins.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Shawn Buchanan, Thomas Winters, Bellagio, Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Season XI
09:11 PM, 12/09/12

Hand #8: Shawn Buchanan Takes a Pot Worth >1M

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Jeremy Kottler raises from the cutoff to 90,000, Shawn Buchanan reraises from the small blind to 215,000, and Kottler tanks for about a minute before he calls.

The flop comes AdiamondAheart9club, Buchanan bets 95,000, and Kottler calls. The turn card is the 10spade, Buchanan bets 230,000, and Kottler thinks for a while before he calls.

The river card is the 7spade, Buchanan bets 540,000, and Kottler thinks for nearly three minutes before he folds. Buchanan takes down the biggest pot of the final table so far.

Jeremy Kottler: 3heart3diamond
Shawn Buchanan: Aspade10club   

Seat 1.  Antonio Esfandiari  -  4,520,000
Seat 2.  Andrew Lichtenberger  -  2,865,000
Seat 3.  Jeremy Kottler  -  1,300,000
Seat 4.  Ravi Raghavan  -  950,000
Seat 5.  Shawn Buchanan  -  3,875,000
Seat 6.  Thomas Winters  -  1,585,000

Sorted In: Shawn Buchanan, Jeremy Kottler, Bellagio, Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Season XI, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season 8 on FSN, Season VIII
04:38 PM, 12/09/12

Hand #34: Arthur Morris Out in 9th Place ($73,187)

Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #34  -  Arthur Morris is all in from the small blind with 6diamond6heart against Shawn Buchanan in the big blind with AdiamondKspade.

The board comes AheartQclubQspade2diamond7heart, and Buchanan pairs his ace on the flop to win teh pot and eliminate Arthur Morris in ninth place.

Arthur Morris  -  Out in 9th Place ($73,187)

Sorted In: Arthur Morris, Shawn Buchanan, Bellagio, Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Season XI
09:17 PM, 12/08/12

Final 10 Players: Updated Chip Counts

Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

WPT Season 11_Doyle Brunson Five Diamond_Day 5
Here are the updated chip counts and seating positions for the final 10 players:

Seat 1.  Antonio Esfandiari  -  3,200,000  (133 bb)
Seat 2.  Andrew Lichtenberger  -  2,250,000  (93 bb)
Seat 3.  Jonathan Aguiar  -  1,150,000  (47 bb)
Seat 4.  Jeremy Kottler  -  1,575,000  (65 bb)
Seat 5.  Theo Tran  -  990,000  (41 bb)
Seat 6.  Ravi Raghavan  -  1,035,000  (43 bb)
Seat 7.  Jason Somerville  -  735,000  (30 bb)
Seat 8.  Arthur Morris  -  585,000  (24 bb)
Seat 9.  Shawn Buchanan  -  1,985,000  (82 bb)
Seat 10.  Thomas Winters  -  1,695,000  (70 bb)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Antonio Esfandiari, Andrew Lichtenberger, Jonathan Aguiar, Jeremy Kottler, Theo Tran, Ravi Raghavan, Jason Somerville, Arthur Morris, Shawn Buchanan, Thomas Winters, Bellagio, Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Season XI
07:16 PM, 12/08/12

Thomas Winters Gets Shawn Buchanan to Fold

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Shawn Buchanan raises under the gun, Thomas Winters reraises from the cutoff, and Buchanan calls. The flop comes 6spade4club3club, Buchanan checks, Winters bets 195,000, and Buchanan tanks for a while before he calls.

The turn card is the 9heart, Buchanan checks, and Winters moves all in for 872,000. Buchanan asks for an exact count and tanks for several minutes. Winters laughs and says, "I'll tell you what I had when I win the tournament." Buchanan is confused for a moment, but Somerville clarifies the deal he struck earlier -- if Winters wins the tournament, he'll tell Buchanan what his hand was here.

Buchanan tanks for several minutes before he folds, and Winters takes the pot.

Thomas Winters  -  1,540,000  (77 bb)
Shawn Buchanan  -  1,560,000  (78 bb)

After the hand, Somerville smiles and says, "You're two-for-two at punishing the young kids." Winters replies, "Yeah, but I'm getting an ulcer."

Sorted In: Thomas Winters, Shawn Buchanan, Bellagio, Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Season XI
04:58 PM, 12/08/12

Eric Panayiotou Eliminated in 14th Place ($43,912)

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

A short-stacked Eric Panayiotou has been eliminated from the tournament in 14th place for $43,912. 

Shawn Buchanan raised to 40,000 from the small blind and Panayiotou called from the big blind. The flop is Jclub10diamond7diamond and Buchanan bets 26,000 and Panayiotou moves all-in. Buchanan snap-calls and shows QclubQheart. Panayiotou is behind with 10club8heart and does not improve when the board completes 6heart Kspade

Shawn Buchanan - 1,935,000 (96 bb)
Eric Panayiotou - Out in 14th Place ($43,912)

Sorted In: Shawn Buchanan, Eric Panayiotou, Bellagio, Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Season XI
04:34 PM, 12/08/12

Noah Schwartz Eliminated in 17th Place ($36,593)

Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

2196 Noah Schwartz Eliminated by Shawn Buchanan
From UTG+1 Noah Schwartz (left) raises to 40,000, Shawn Buchanan (center) calls from the hijack and Eric Panayiotou (right) calls from the cutoff. The dealer fans AclubJdiamond7club and Schwartz bets 60,000. Buchanan calls, Panayiotou raises to 190,000 and Schwartz three-bets all-in for his last 328,000. Buchanan calls and Panayiotou folds.

Schwartz shows Adiamond7diamond and Buchanan turns over KclubQclub. The 8club on the turn completes Buchanan's flush and leaves Schwartz drawing to an Ace or a seven for a full house. However, the river is of no help when it comes as the 2spade.

Shawn Buchanan  -  1,735,000 (108 bb)
Eric Panayiotou  -  220,000 (13 bb)
Noah Schwartz  -  Out in 17th Place ($36,593)

Sorted In: Noah Schwartz, Shawn Buchanan, Eric Panayiotou, Bellagio, Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Season XI
03:20 PM, 12/08/12
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