Nick Binger Wins His Second WSOP Bracelet

Nick Binger bagged his second WSOP bracelet in only his fourth MTT cash since 2013

Nick Binger won his first WSOP bracelet back in 2011. Binger won the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event that day and netted $397,073, which is still his largest score. Binger got his hands on his second bracelet on July 24, 2020, by winning the $400 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed online event. This result saw Binger walk away with $133,413.

A massive field of 2,408 entries competed for a share of the $866,880 prize pool and Binger collected the lion’s share. It’s great to see Binger back in action because he’d taken a back-seat recently. Binger used to be a prolific player but only cashed three times since 2013. What a way this was to mark his return.

Binger Gets Off To A Flying Start

The eight-handed final table started with Binger holding a narrow chip lead. He extended his lead when he sent Christian “CalcFather” Calcano to the rail in eighth place. Calcano pushed his short stack into the middle with Ac-9c and lost to Binger’s 8s-8s.

High stakes cash game specialist Matt “Berkey11_S4Y” Berkey busted in seventh. Berkey three-bet all-in with Ad-Ts and lost to Philip “eric_shun” Beesley’s Kh-Qd.

Ryan “Adopt_aDogg0” Leng busted Norman “abnormality” Michalek in sixth. Leng’s Qc-3h prevailed against Ah-Tc courtesy of a 2d-5c-6s-5d-3d board.

Leng soared into the lead after helping himself to Mark “bansman” Bansemar’s stack. The action folded to Leng in the small blind and he raised all-in with Jh-3h. Bansemar called off his 7.7 big blind short stack with pocket sevens. Bansemar looked set for a double until the jack of spades appeared on the river.

Waldron Sent Home by Binger

Binger got back into the action by sending Ian “aulululululu” Waldron to the showers in fourth. Waldron was down to five big blinds and he stuck these in the middle with Kd-9h. Binger called from the big blind with Th-7h and won when he spiked a flush on the river.

Beesley busted in third place, at the hands of Leng, to send the tournament into the heads-up stage. Everything pointed towards a Leng victory as he held a 28,698,098 to 7,421,902 chip lead, but Binger had other ideas.

A key hand saw Binger double his stack with Qc-Tc versus Ax-9x. That gave Binger a substantial lead and put victory within touching distance.

The final hand took place at the 300,000/600,000/75,000a level. Binger set Leng all-in for his last 7,171,322 chips and Leng called. It was 9c-9d for Leng and Kh-8s for Binger. The 2d-Kd-Qd flop gave Binger top pair but Leng a diamond flush draw. No more diamonds arrived as the turn and river came 4s and 7s to hand Binger the title.

2020 WSOP Online Event 24 Final Table Results

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

2020 Bracelet Winners So Far

Event Entrants Champion Prize
Event #1: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Kick-Off 1,715 Jonathan Dokler $130,426
Event #2: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Max Deepstack 919 Louis Lynch $168,586
Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 2,091 Robert Kuhn $115,850
Event #4: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo 1,179 Matthew Bode $97,091
Event #5: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout 854 Allen Chang $161,286
Event #6: $600 PLO8 6-Handed 833 Nathan Gamble $89,424
Event #7: $800 No-Limit Hold’em Knockout Deepstack 989 Joon Kim $103,127
Event #8: $800 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout 1,479 Alan Goehring $119,399
Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max 1,026 Ron McMillen $188,214
Event #10: $600 No-Limit Hold’em MonsterStack 1,505 Ryan Torgersen $172,361
Event #11: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack 6-Max 1,691 Raman Afanasenka $128,601
Event #12: $500 No-Limit Hold’em The BIG 500 2,427 Ryan Depaulo $159,563
Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Freezeout 649 Michael Lech $164,249
Event #14: $3,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller 496 Joe McKeehen $352,985
Event #15: $1,000 PLO High Roller 663 Guy Dunlap $133,780
Event #16: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo 1,528 Terrell Cheatham $116,204
Event #17: $777 No-Limit Hold’em 1,382 Pat Lyons $173,551
Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Max DeepStack 987 Scott Hempel $181,060
Event #19: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 2,545 Kenny Huynh $133,857
Event #20: $500 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed 1,137 Kevin Gerhart $97,572
Event #21 $777 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 1,361 Tony Dunst $168,342
Event #22: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack 1,579 Allan Cheung $120,083
Event #23: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Knockout 1,452 Raymond Avant $97,572
Event #24: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed 2,408 Nick Binger $133,413

Matthew Pitt

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