Buchman brought it in with the , Monnette completed blind with the up, and Buchman raised. Monnette called.
Buchman got his last bet and a half in on fourth street, the hands were turned up, and ran like this:
Eric Buchman: () /
John Monnette: () /
Monnette turned over the on seventh, and Buchman was drawing to a nine or a queen. He paired, but the just wasn't enough, and he was eliminated in 2nd place for $171,855.
This was Buchman's third cash at the 2011 World Series of Poker, and second final table. Despite falling short of his second bracelet, Buchman was in good spirits after the match, talking with Monnette about hands and the future.
"Time to get paid," he said. "At least that will ease the pain a little bit."
Congratulations to Buchman for another deep run at the 2011 WSOP!