If you're reading this blog, you probably know a fair amount about Michael Mizrachi. Something about earning eight figures in tournament cashes tends to make you a household name in poker. But the name Shawn Buchanan is a bit lesser known, though it's not for a lack of trying on his part.
Buchanan is a native of Vancouver, BC, Canada, and he's been notching tournament cashes since 2004. This most recent performance today moves him up over $4 million in career earnings.
Buchanan's crowning achievement was a WPT title at Mandalay Bay back in 2007, but it's his WSOP record that's the most impressive. Twice in the last two years, he's gotten himself heads up for a bracelet. The first of those was a big one, too. Buchanan finished second to Dan Kelly in 2010's $25,000 Six-Max event, good for his largest career cash of $812,941. And over this past summer, "Bucky" got heads up with Fabrice Soulier in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. event before falling in second place. Buchanan's career stats include cashes in a variety of different games, punctuated by a win in the PCA's $5,000 8-Game event this past January.
This is Buchanan's seventh six-figure score and his 26th career WSOP cash.