Event #5: €10,400 No-Limit Hold'em (Split Format)

Shawn Buchanan Eliminated in 2nd Place (€207,624)

Shawn Buchanan had to settle for second place, but what a great series for him.

We were fast approaching the end of Level 21 when Shawn Buchanan raised to 25,000 on the button and Michael Mizrachi mouthed those famous words, "I am all-in."

"I don't want to get to the break," said Mizrachi.

Buchanan thought for a while, like he does, before making the call. When the hands were turned over Buchanan was a BIG favourite to double up.

Mizrachi{A-Hearts} {10-Diamonds}
Buchanan{A-Clubs} {J-Diamonds}

Mizrachi got to his feet while Buchanan remained seated. The dealer pulled the three cards, turned them over and the {10-Clubs} shone like a beacon of light for Mizrachi. The crowd cheered and Buchanan sunk in his chair.

Flop: {10-Clubs} {6-Spades} {3-Diamonds}

So Buchanan needed a jack to survive or Mizrachi would win his second WSOP bracelet.

Turn: {2-Diamonds} & River {2-Hearts}

So Michael Mizrachi was crowned the €10,400 No Limit Hold'em (Split-Format) Champion and Buchanan had to settle for second place in what has been a great series for the man from Vancouver.

Chips Count
Michael Mizrachi us 3,756,000 480,000
Shawn Buchanan ca Busted

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