Friday night’s World Series of Poker Online action on WSOP.com saw ‘samadhi’ overcome a final table that included Matt ‘Berkey11_S4Y’ Berkey and WSOP bracelet winner Ryan ‘Adopt_aDogg0’ Leng to win Event #24 ($400 NLHE 8-Max) and earn $133,412.83 and a WSOP bracelet.
It didn’t take long for the first final table bust out of the day when Christian ‘CalcFather’ Calcano open-jammed with from middle position for 1,226,311. Action folded to chip leader ‘samadhi’ in the big blind who made the call with . It was a coin flip that Calcano needed to win but he didn’t connect on the runout and ended his final table cameo appearance.
Eight minutes later high-roller regular Berkey moved all-in for 2,936,652 after ‘eric_shun’ limped in on the button. The button limper called and they were off to the flop.
The flop meant Berkey was still ahead but gave ‘eric_shun’ a gutshot for Broadway. The on the turn missed both players but Berkey made a pair on the river which also gave ‘eric_shun’ the straight sending the ‘Solve For Why’ co-founder to the rail.
With six players remaining, ‘alululululu’ raised to 480,000 from the cutoff, Norman ‘abnormality’ Michalek called off his remaining stack of 241,624 and Leng completed from the big blind. ‘alululululu’ fired a 240,000 continuation bet which Leng called after checking on the flop. The turn and were checked down. The at-risk Michalek tabled for ace-high but Leng rivered a pair as he was holding to eliminate Michalek in sixth place.
Mark ‘batsman’ Bansemar was the next player with his tournament life on the line. Leng who was in the small blind put Bansemar all in, who committed his 2,161,265 stack from the big blind. Leng held while Bansemar showed . The flop came a favorable for Bansemar. The river meant that Leng just had three outs to hit, and hit he did as the fell on the river and sent Bansemar packing for a $33K payout.
There was more blind versus blind action 13 minutes later as short stack ‘alululululu’ shoved their 1,654,922 stack from the small blind with and ‘samadhi’ called with in the big blind. Despite ‘alululululu’ remaining ahead on the flop he still had to avoid what seemed like half the deck. An inconsequential came on the turn but ‘samadhi’ completed his flush on the river ending the hopes of ‘alululululu’ in fourth place.
Three-handed play ended just over ten minutes later after another blind versus blind battle. Leng limped in the small blind and ‘eric_shun’ checked his option. Leng bet 333,333 after seeing the flop and ‘eric_shun’ called. Leng put the pressure on betting 666,666 the turn and again ‘eric_shun’ called. Leng then put in a hefty bet of 3,669,669 on the river and then snap-called after ‘eric_shun’ river raised all-in with for a pair of nines. Leng, holding , rivered the nuts, rendering ‘eric_shun’s’ holding useless to take it to heads up.
Ryan ‘Adopt_aDogg0’ Leng at one point had a 8:1 chip lead and had ‘samadhi’ all in on three separate occasions with the latter winning all three to take the chip lead. With the blinds at 300,000/600,000 Leng moved all in on the button with and was quickly called by ‘samadhi’ with . The chip leader continued his run good versus Leng as the flop came , looking to fade any diamond or nine, the turn came the and the on the river sealed the win for ‘samadhi’ who overcame the odds to pick up a WSOP title and the lion’s share of $866,880 prize pool.
Final Table Payouts
- Nick ‘samadhi’ Binger – $133,412.83
- Ryan ‘Adopt_aDogg0’ Leng – $82,440.28
- ‘eric_shun’ – $60,161.47
- ‘alululululu’- $44,297.56
- Mark ‘bansman’ Bansemar – $32,941.44
- Norman ‘abnormality’ Michalek – $24,706.08
- Matt ‘Berkey11_S4Y’ Berkey – $18,637.92
- Christian ‘CalcFather’ Calcano – $14,216.83
Faces in the Crowd
2020 WSOP bracelet winner Pat ‘ichiikawawa’ Lyons bubbled the tournament in 331st place and notable names like Ali ‘sasukeuchiha’ Imsirovic (82nd – $1,300.32) and Scott ‘BudLightLime’ Hempel (53rd – $2,340.57) finished in the money. WSOP veteran Mike ‘mouth123’ Matusow made it to the final four tables but finished 30th for $3,380.83 and the unfortunate final table bubble boy Jordan ‘HFNeon’ Spurlin picked up $11,009.37 for his efforts.