Monnette managed to defeat Buchman despite the stiff opposition posed by the latter. Monnette defeated Buchman in seven-card stud eight-or-better, but earned most of his chips during the stud round. This was Buchman's second final table of the 2011 WSOP after finishing third in the seven-card stud Event 5, won by Eugene Katchalov. He also cashed in the $10,000 Omaha high-low event last week and the three cashes have led him into the top 15 in the 2011 WSOP Player of the Year rankings.