Last Saturday, Fabrice Solier, from France, and Shawn Buchanan, from Canada, continued the heads-up on the $10k HORSE final table. Up for grabs was a WSOP gold bracelet and $609,130. Soulier returned to he final table with a huge chip lead over his opponent. And just like many expected, it was game over for Shawn Buchanan after just a few hands. This is how the final hand was played out:
Fabrice Soulier was on the button and raised. Shawn Buchanan called. The flop came down 1084. Buchanan checked, Soulier raised, Buchanan put in 3 bets, Soulier made it four bets, and Buchanan called all in.
Buchanan was ahead, but Soulier was drawing to a better high low. The A came on the turrn and added to Soulier's outs. The 6 landed on the river and gave Soulier two pairs. Fabrice Soulier became the third Frenchmen to win a gold bracelet at the 2011 WSOP. The runner up, Shawn Buchanan, earned $376,458 for his efforts. This was Buchanan's second runner-up finish at the World Series of Poker. He finished second in the $25k Six Handed event last year. It's probably just a matter of time before he gets his WSOP bracelet!