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Friday, July 24, 2020 to Friday, July 24, 2020

WSOP.com Event #24: No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed

  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $866,880
  • Entries: 1,590
  • Remaining: 1

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Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:27 AM Local Time (about 14 days and 8 hours ago)
Nick "samadhi" Binger Captures 2nd Bracelet; Wins 2020 WSOP Event #24: $400 NLH 8-Handed ($133,413)

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

PlacePlayerPrize
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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Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:26 AM Local Time (about 14 days and 8 hours ago)
Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng Eliminated in 2nd Place ($82,440.28)

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:   
Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng:   

Leng was ahead with his made of nines hand until the     flop appeared pairing Binger's king but Leng also picked up the diamond draw.

The   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   completed the board ending his tournament in second place.

Nick "samadhi" Binger36,120,00012,120,000
Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng0-12,000,000
Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:16 AM Local Time (about 14 days and 8 hours ago)
Level 46 started
Level: 46
Blinds: 300,000/600,000
Ante: 75,000
Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:08 AM Local Time (about 14 days and 8 hours ago)
"samadhi" Scores Two Doubles to Take the Lead

"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":   
Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng:   

"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" Binger24,000,00014,014,516
Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng12,000,000-14,134,516
Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:01 AM Local Time (about 14 days and 8 hours ago)
Level 45 started
Level: 45
Blinds: 250,000/500,000
Ante: 62,500
Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:55 AM Local Time (about 14 days and 8 hours ago)
Heads Up Chip Counts on Break
Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng26,134,516-16,680
Nick "samadhi" Binger9,985,484-133,320
Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:44 AM Local Time (about 14 days and 8 hours ago)
Level 44 started
Level: 44
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 50,000
Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:44 AM Local Time (about 14 days and 8 hours ago)
Philip "eric_shun" Beesley Eliminated in 3rd Place ($60,161.47)

Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng limped the small blind and Philip "eric_shun" Beesley checked his option from the big to bring about a     flop.

Leng bet 333,333, Beesley called, and the   peeled off on the turn.

Leng double his bet to 666,666 and Beesley called, which brought about the   river.

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

Philip "eric_shun" Beesley:   
Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng:   

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

Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng28,698,09810,651,447
Nick "samadhi" Binger7,421,902-5,594,212
Philip "eric_shun" Beesley0-5,057,235
Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:36 AM Local Time (about 14 days and 9 hours ago)
Leng Flops the Nuts But Doesn't Win

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     flop.

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

The   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:   
"samadhi":   

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

Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng18,046,651-105,258
Nick "samadhi" Binger13,016,11420,000
Philip "eric_shun" Beesley5,057,235650,258
Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:31 AM Local Time (about 14 days and 9 hours ago)
Ian "alululululu" Waldron Eliminated in 4th Place ($44,297.56)

Ian "alululululu" Waldron open-jammed for 1,654,922 from the small blind and Nick "samadhi" Binger called from the big blind.

Nick "samadhi" Binger:   
Ian "alululululu" Waldron:   

Waldron was ahead had a sweat after the     flop gave Binger straight and flush outs.

The   turn was safe for Waldron but the   river completed Binger's flush to eliminate Waldron in fourth place.

Nick "samadhi" Binger12,996,1142,539,922
Ian "alululululu" Waldron0-1,929,922
COPAG USA
Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:25 AM Local Time (about 14 days and 9 hours ago)
Level 43 started
Level: 43
Blinds: 160,000/320,000
Ante: 40,000
Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:22 AM Local Time (about 14 days and 9 hours ago)
Mark "bansman" Bansemar Eliminated in 5th Place ($32,941,44)

Action on the table folded around to Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng who raised all in for 18,528,420 from the small blind and Mark "bansman" Bansemar called off his 2,161,265 stack from the big blind.

Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng:   
Mark "bansman" Bansemar:   

Bansemar was ahead with his made hand of sevens and nothing changed after the     flop.

The   was safe for Bansemar and he was looking good to score a double until the   river paired Leng ending his tournament in fifth place.

Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng20,864,6851,565,465
Mark "bansman" Bansemar0-1,671,265
Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:11 AM Local Time (about 14 days and 9 hours ago)
Level 42 started
Level: 42
Blinds: 140,000/280,000
Ante: 35,000
Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:08 AM Local Time (about 14 days and 9 hours ago)
Norman "abnormality" Michalek Eliminated in 6th Place ($24,706.08)

Norman Michalek

"alululululu" opened for 480,000 from the cutoff, Norman "abnormality" Michalek called off his last 241,624 from the button and Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng defended his big blind to see a     flop.

Len check-called "alululululu's" 240,000 continuation bet and both players checked down the   turn along with the   river.

Michalek tabled    but it was no good as Leng connected with the river holding    to end Michalek's tournament in sixth place.

Leng Connects With River to Eliminate Michalek
Leng Connects With River to Eliminate Michalek
Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng19,787,7269,948,790
Ian "alululululu" Waldron5,654,9223,347,435
Norman "abnormality" Michalek0-2,756,598
Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:56 AM Local Time (about 14 days and 9 hours ago)
Matt "Berkey11_S4Y" Berkey Eliminated in 7th Place ($18,637.92)

Matt Berkey

"eric_shun" limped in on the button and then called Matt "Berkey11_S4Y" Berkey's 2,936,652 all in raise from the big blind.

"eric_shun":   
Matt "Berkey11_S4Y" Berkey:   

Berkey was ahead but had a seat after the     flop gave "eric_shun" a gutterball.

The   turn didn't change a thing but the   river completed "eric_shun's" straight and eliminated Berkey in seventh place.

Philip "eric_shun" Beesley6,148,3042,418,160
Matt "Berkey11_S4Y" Berkey0-3,561,652
COPAG USA
Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:48 AM Local Time (about 14 days and 9 hours ago)
Christian “CalcFather” Calcano Eliminated in 8th Place ($14,216.83)

Christian Calcano

Christian "CalcFather" Calcano moved all in for 1,226,311 from middle position and "samadhi" called from the big blind.

Christian "CalcFather" Calcano :   
"samadhi":   

It was a flip but Calcano needed to improve to stay alive. That proved easier said than done as the board ran out       to put an end to their run.

It may have been a brief final table appearance, but it was still Calcano's first, which came after he's been working on his came with WSOP bracelet winner Ryan Laplante's Learn Pro Poker.

Nick "samadhi" Binger12,552,4222,376,311
Christian “CalcFather” Calcano0-1,701,311
Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:45 AM Local Time (about 14 days and 9 hours ago)
Final Table Draw and Counts
Event 24 Final Table
Event 24 Final Table
Nick "samadhi" Binger10,176,11150,000
Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng9,838,9360
Philip "eric_shun" Beesley3,730,144-375,000
Matt "Berkey11_S4Y" Berkey3,561,652-512,207
Norman "abnormality" Michalek2,756,598-395,000
Ian "alululululu" Waldron2,307,487-375,000
Mark "bansman" Bansemar2,047,761-390,775
Christian “CalcFather” Calcano1,701,311-15,000
Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:43 AM Local Time (about 14 days and 9 hours ago)
Jordan "HFNeon" Spurlin Eliminated in 9th Place ($11,009.37)

Jordan Spurlin

Action on the table folded around to Jordan "HFNeon" Spurlin who raised all in for 1,610,252 from the small blind and Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng called from the big blind.

Jordan "HFNeon" Spurlin:   
Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng:   

Spurlin held live cards and the     flop gave him more outs with a gutshot.

The   turn didn't change a thing nor did the   river ending Spurlin's tournament in ninth place.

Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng9,838,9362,495,901
Jordan "HFNeon" Spurlin0-1,635,252
Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:39 AM Local Time (about 14 days and 10 hours ago)
Taylor "Jokerfied" McFarland Eliminated in 10th Place ($8,582.11)

"samadhi" raised to 400,000 from the hijack and then called when Taylor "Jokerfied" McFarland three-bet all in for 609,414 from the small blind.

Taylor "Jokerfied" McFarland:   
"samadhi":   

"samadhi" had the best of it and scored the knockout after the board ran out a clean      .

Nick "samadhi" Binger10,126,111-50,000
Taylor "Jokerfied" McFarland0-834,414
Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:32 AM Local Time (about 14 days and 10 hours ago)
Bryce "bullets91" Linville Eliminated in 11th Place ($8,582.11)

Bryce "bullets91" Linville raised all in under the gun for 986,215 and Matt "Berkey11_S4Y" Berkey gave him isolation after he came over the top for 2,747,644 from the cutoff.

Bryce "bullets91" Linville:   
Matt "Berkey11_S4Y" Berkey:   

Linville was dominated and things got worse after a king appeared in the window on the     flop.

The   turn was no help to Linville as he was drawing to a chop at best but the   paired the board on the river ending his tournament in 11th place.

Matt "Berkey11_S4Y" Berkey4,073,859255,315
Bryce "bullets91" Linville0-686,215
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