by Joseph Smith Sr.
Most everyone that has sat around a table and played poker has tried their hand at a few variations of the game including Seven Card Stud or even Five Card Stud. Once the staple of the game before the infusion of Hold'em took over in the seventies meant you could always find a Stud game in Vegas.
Whether you wanted to play $1-2 limit at the old Mint Casino's two table poker room downtown or head up to the Strip and try one of the nose-bleed-limit games, stud was king. Did you know that the Circus-Circus Casino even offered $1-3 limit Six Card Stud? I sat in one of those games once and came in third best with quad Kings during one of the hands.
Even though the stud games' popularity has taken a hit it's still played in poker rooms around the world including the WSOP. A $1,500 buy-in event just concluded after xxx topped the field of 345 entrants to receive a WSOP gold bracelet and $118,785 in cash.
Alex Kravchenko of Moscow, Russia took the second position and moves on with an additional $73,360 in his play bank. The top 40 finishers collected prize money from the $465,750 purse.
The following lists the eight final table players' order of finish and prize money won.
Eric Buchman -------------$118,785
Alex Kravchenko--------- $73,360
Aleksandr Denisov -------$47,315
William Thompson -------$34,283
Bryn Kenney-------------- $25,206
Mallory Smith ------------ $14,228
Congratulations to Eric Buchman of Hewlett, New York for claiming his second WSOP gold bracelet at the 2014 WSOP playing now at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino located in Las Vegas, where the world champions come to play poker.Submitted by ppnadmin on June 18, 2014 - 2:39am