2021 WSOP Online
Event #24: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed

Event Info

Prize Pool $866,880
Players 2408

Level Info

Level 46
Blinds 300,000 / 600,000
Ante 75,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 2408
Event #24: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed
Day 1 Completed

Nick "samadhi" Binger Captures 2nd Bracelet; Wins 2020 WSOP Event #24: $400 NLH 8-Handed ($133,413)

Chad_Holloway • Level 46: 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante

On Friday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #24: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed attracted 1,590 players who rebought 818 times. The 2,408-entry field resulted in an $866,880 prize pool, and after 12 hours of play, it was Nick “samadhi” Binger claiming his second bracelet and a $133,412.83 top prize.

Binger, who has more than $2.3 million in lifetime live earnings, won his first bracelet back at the 2011 WSOP when he took down Event #57: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $397,073.

Outside of two live cashes, one each over the past two years, the poker world hasn't seen a lot of Binger. He had a single cash in 2015, and before that had not been very active since 2013, which is when he notched a half dozen cashes at that year's WSOP.

Binger had to contend with WSOP bracelet winner Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng in heads-up play. The latter actually began with a 4:1 chip lead and was seemingly on the verge of capturing his second gold bracelet, but Binger was not to be denied. He scored back-to-back doubles to pull out to a chip lead of his own and eventually closed it out.

2020 WSOP Online Event #24 Final Table Results

1Nick “samadhi” Binger$133,413
2Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng$82,440
3Philip “eric_shun” Beesley$60,161
4Ian “aulululululu” Waldron$44,298
5Mark “bansman” Bansemar$32,941
6Norman “abnormality” Michalek$24,706
7Matt “Berkey11_S4Y” Berkey$18,638
8Christian “CalcFather” Calcano$14,217

After bracelet winner Pat “ichiikawawa” Lyons, this week’s guest on the PokerNews Podcast, bubble the tournament in 331st place, the in-the-money finishes mounted fast. Among those to make deep runs but fall short of the final table were Bo “proudpatriot” Cappello (124th - $1,126.94), Melisa “NJ_Melisa” Singh (106th – 1,126.94), Ali “sasukeuchiha” Imsirovic (82nd - $1,300.32), Scott “BudLightLime” Hempel (53rd - $2,340.57), Mike “mouth123” Matusow (30th - $3,380.83), and final table bubble boy Jordan “HFNeon” Spurlin (9th - $11,009.37).

Binger began the final table as the chip leader and it didn’t take them long to absorb the short stack of Christian “CalcFather” Calcano, who got it in with ace-nine suited but failed to win a flip against pocket eights.

Not long after, Matt “Berkey11_S4Y” Berkey was denied his first bracelet when he got it all in preflop with ace-ten only to see Philip “eric_shun” Beesley river a straight with king-queen. He was followed out the door by Norman “abnormality” Michalek, who got his short stack all in preflop with ace-ten against two players. Leng wound up making a pair of threes and that was all she wrote for Michalek.

Leng then jammed the small blind to put the pressure on the short-stacked Mark “bansman” Bansemar, who called off with pocket sevens in the big. He was primed to double against Leng’s jack-three, but a river jack put a dagger through his heart.

At that point, Leng had opened up a pretty good chip lead with half the chips in play, but Binger closed the gap a but dispatching Ian “aulululululu” Waldron in fourth place. It happened when the former’s ten-seven rivered a heart flush to overcome the latter’s king-nine.

Ryan Leng
Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng

During three-handed play, Beesley bluffed the river only to get snap-called by Leng, who had flopped a gutshot straight draw but went runner-runner for the nut flush. Leng took a 4:1 chip lead into heads-up play against Binger, but the latter managed to double up to make a game of it.

The duo battled for a while before Binger opened up a lead and then finished it off when his king-eight found a cowboy on the flop to crack Leng’s pocket nines all in preflop.

The next tournament on the schedule – Event #25: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Summer Saver – will take place at 3 p.m. PDT on Saturday. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will once again be reporting all the action, so be sure to tune in then to see who captures the next 2020 WSOP bracelet!

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Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng Eliminated in 2nd Place ($82,440.28)

AnthonyThompson • Level 46: 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante
Ryan Leng
Ryan Leng

Nick "samadhi" Binger raised all in for 28,748,678 and Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng called off his 7,171,322 stack from the big blind.

Nick "samadhi" Binger: {k-Hearts}{8-Spades}
Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

Leng was ahead with his made of nines hand until the {2-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} flop appeared pairing Binger's king but Leng also picked up the diamond draw.

The {4-Spades} on the turn was no help to Leng as he needed a nine or diamond to fall on the river to stay alive.

Unfortunately for Leng, the {7-Spades} completed the board ending his tournament in second place.

Nick "samadhi" Binger
us 36,120,000 12,120,000
Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng

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"samadhi" Scores Two Doubles to Take the Lead

Chad_Holloway • Level 45: 250,000-500,000, 62,500 ante

"samadhi" was down to 5,817,683 when they moved all in from the small blind, which Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng called from the big.

"samadhi": {q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng: {a-}{9-}

"samadhi" was behind but found a queen to double. Not long after, "samadhi" doubled against picking up kings and holding against Leng's pocket fours.

Just like that, "samadhi" went from being on the ropes to taking a 2:1 chip lead.

Nick "samadhi" Binger
us 24,000,000 14,014,516
Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng
12,000,000 -14,134,516

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Philip "eric_shun" Beesley Eliminated in 3rd Place ($60,161.47)

Chad_Holloway • Level 43: 160,000-320,000, 40,000 ante

Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng limped the small blind and Philip "eric_shun" Beesley checked his option from the big to bring about a {j-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{9-Clubs} flop.

Leng bet 333,333, Beesley called, and the {a-Hearts} peeled off on the turn.

Leng double his bet to 666,666 and Beesley called, which brought about the {k-Hearts} river.

Leng bet 3,669,669 and then snap-called when Beesley moved all in for 11,887,809.

Philip "eric_shun" Beesley: {10-Hearts}{9-Spades}
Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng: {q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}

Leng had rivered the nuts and just like that he took a huge chip lead into heads-up play.

Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng
28,698,098 10,651,447
Nick "samadhi" Binger
us 7,421,902 -5,594,212
Philip "eric_shun" Beesley

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Leng Flops the Nuts But Doesn't Win

Chad_Holloway • Level 43: 160,000-320,000, 40,000 ante
Ryan Leng Bad Beat Hand
Ryan Leng Bad Beat Hand

"samadhi" raised to 980,000 from the small blind and Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng called from the big blind to see a {7-Spades}{5-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} flop.

"samadhi" bet 1,040,000 and then called when Leng raised to 2,666,669. When the {6-Spades} appeared on the turn, "samadhi" checked and then called a bet of 3,503,500 from Leng.

The {8-Diamonds} river put a straight on the board and "samadhi" checked. Leng moved all in and "samadhi" called off for 5,805,945.

Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng: {6-Diamonds}{8-Spades}
"samadhi": {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}

Leng had flopped the nuts but the unlucky runner-runner six and eight meant the two players were destined to chop.

Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng
18,046,651 -105,258
Nick "samadhi" Binger
us 13,016,114 20,000
Philip "eric_shun" Beesley
5,057,235 650,258

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