Buchman started playing poker seriously as a teenager. He had played in underground poker games for several years before turning professional. He had played so many games because he is trying to beat other players for the grand prize of World Series of Poker. Buchman is perhaps best known for finishing fourth in last year’s WSOP Main Event championship. His “November Nine” feat netted a cool $2.5 million and immortality as a permanent fixture on ESPN’s televised reel of poker broadcasts.