WSOP 2019: James Anderson, Shawn Buchanan win gold bracelets

Posted On 14 Jul, 2019 0

Event #75: $1,000+111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em

There was a lot of Indian interest in this tournament and eventually, the highest ranked Indian was Rahul Byrraju who eventually busted in 95th place for $5,263. A record-setting field of 6,246 entries registered to this tournament which took it to an extra unscheduled day to win a winner in USA's James Anderson.

He claimed his maiden WSOP gold bracelet and also a massive first-place prize of $690,686, which was his third cash of WSOP 2019 and his largest live cash by a long, long, long, long way. In heads-up, he outlasted Fernando Karam and denied Brazil its third gold bracelet of the summer!

"It was a long grind and I just ran super-hot at the final table, nothing much I can say about that. I'm not really realizing right now but it's going to hit me later for sure. I have a flight tonight actually, I'm from Pittsburgh. I'm really ready to go home. I've been in Vegas for too long already so I'm going to celebrate back home," said Anderson after taking down the title.

Final Table Results:

  1. James Anderson - $690,686
  2. Fernando Karam - $426,543
  3. Marco Guibert - $316,233
  4. Liran Betito - $236,151
  5. Shalom Elharar - $177,639
  6. Nils Tolpingrud - $134,608
  7. Mark Strodl - $102,757
  8. Ying Fu - $79,029
  9. Robert Mather - $61,238

Event #76 $800 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

Canada's Shawn Buchanan has been consistent right through WSOP 2019, getting his 9th cash and first victory of the series. With over $6.5 million in live cashes prior to this win, he is considered one of the better Canadian poker players going around, and he has proved again why!

Here, he beat an online field of 1,560 players which included a number of known pros and after a little over 11 hours of grinding, he won the tournament and $223,119 in prize money, to go with his maiden WSOP bracelet. Among the top finishers was also India's Shravan Chhabria, who finished 33rd in this online bracelet event for a prize of $5,265 (~INR 3.6 Lakh). In heads-up, Buchanan beat David 'Bakes' Baker who already earned one gold bracelet this year.

Final Table Results:

  1. Shawn 'bucky21' Buchanan - $223,119
  2. David 'Youngpitts' Baker - $137,241
  3. Hunter 'ibinkustink' Gebron - $96,993
  4. Alexandre 'Apalexpex' Moreira - $69,381
  5. Luigi Andrea 'BananaSplit' Shehadeh - $50,310
  6. Jeremy 'gimmiehaveit' Brown - $37,089
  7. Barry 'puigmyfriend' Hutter - $27,612
  8. Lauren 'sycamore22' Roberts - $20,826

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APPT Manila 2019 26 Jul - 4 Aug PHP 65,000
APT Korea Incheon 2 Aug - 13 Aug KRW 1,320,000
APT Philippines 11 Sep - 22 Sep TBD
APT Taiwan 9 Oct - 20 Oct TBD
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