$25,000 High Roller

Steven Stays Alive


Action folded around to Brandon Steven on the button and he shipped all in for 74,000. Shawn Buchanan, who was next to act, called from the small blind, the big folded, and the cards were turned up.

Buchanan: {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}
Steven: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}

Buchanan was ahead when the chips went in, but not after the flop came down {K-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. Steven paired his king to take a commanding lead. Neither the {J-Diamonds} turn nor {5-Clubs} river helped Buchanan, and Steven, who was one of only two players to bust on Day 1 and reenter at the start of play today, received a welcome double.

Player Chips Progress
Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
ca 325,000 -65,000
Brandon Steven us
Brandon Steven
us 165,000 79,000

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