Event 13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em

November Niners Do Battle

When we reached the Table 371, the board read {2-Hearts}{3-Spades}{7-Hearts}{k-Hearts}. Eric Buchman, who finished fourth in the 2009 WSOP Main Event had a bet in front of him, and the action folded to Jeff Shulman, who finished fifth in the 2009 Main Event. He raised, and Buchman tank-called.

The {j-Diamonds} completed the board, and Shulman tossed out a bet. Buchman quickly called, then mucked when Shulman tabled {j-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for a turned flush.

There seems to be some kind of special bond between November Niners, because every time we see them interact, they do so as if they're old friends. In this instance, as soon as the hand was over, Buchman was asking Shulman about where he was playing these days. The two started talking about the games in Vegas, and were very pleased to be in each other's company.

Eric Buchman seated next to Joe Cada at the 2009 Main Event final table

Outside of the 2009 Main Event, both players have had great success at the WSOP. Buchman won a bracelet in 2010, and finished runner-up to Kianoush Abolfathi in this event last year. Shulman does not have a WSOP gold bracelet, but 2009 was the second time he had made the WSOP Main Event final table in the 2000's.

Jeff Shulman at the 2009 Main Event final table

Jeff Shulman us 4,950 450
Eric Buchman us 3,550 -950

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