Steven Buckner Steven Buckner is on an extended heater that’s seen him travel across the country to various poker tours and circuit stops and pick up hundreds of thousands of dollars in tournament earnings in the process.
In the past 14 months, the Coral Springs, Florida resident has played everything from the 2021 Wynn Summer Classic in Las Vegas to the World Series of Poker Circuit stop in Cherokee, North Carolina and the Bally’s Colorado Poker Championship .
Most notably, Buckner, an eclectic personality who is hard to miss at the poker table with his usual unlit cigar, bright tracksuit and blaring Italian bark, finished second in the World Poker Tour (WPT) Choctaw Main Event in May for a career-best $320,000. Before that, Buckner finished 12th in the WPT Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open in Hollywood, Florida for $61,935 and later 70th in the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown for $13,100.
“I’ve been running deep in a lot of WPTs,” Buckner said as he smoked a thick cigar that had become a small nub next to a Venetian slot machine. “I mean, I’m just playing well.”
Buckner took some time to chat with PokerNews as he played in Day 1c of the WPT Venetian Main Event on July 14. The Floridian talked about how his mother’s recent passing inspired him to hit travel to various poker stops and how Chance Kornuth snatched the WPT Choctaw victory away from him. Playing With a Purpose
Before Buckner, a retired business owner, began traveling to poker stops around the country, he spent four months caring for his elderly mother, including feeding and bathing her.
“She asked me to take care of her and never put her in a home, and I did,” he said. “I took care of her for 17-18 hours a day.” Steven Buckner at WPT Choctaw Sorry, no real money games are currently available in your region, but you can play these Free Online Games Replay Poker It was when his mother passed away that Buckner decided to put his full focus on poker.
“I love my mom, but when she passed, I just […]
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