A Mother-Bucking Double for Bucky
Hand #39: Elio Fox had the button. Moritz Kranich raised to 85,000 to kick things off. Brian Roberts made the call and everyone else folded. The flop came down and both players checked to see the land on the turn. Both checked again.
The river was the and finally someone fired at the pot. Kranich fired 90,000 and Roberts folded.
Hand #40: Dermot Blain started this hand with the button. Action folded to him and he raised to 90,000. Shawn Buchanan reraised all in for 835,000 from the big blind and Blain quickly called with the . Buchanan held the .
The flop came down and Buchanan paired his eight. The problem was, he still trailed Blain's pair of jacks. He'd now need another eight or an ace to take the lead. He could also spike running cards for a wheel to win.
The turn brought the and that left Buchanan needing an eight or an ace on the river. The dealer delivered when she smacked the on fifth street and gave Buchanan the winner.
Buchanan doubled right back into things with 1.725 million in chips.