The WSOP Online kept chugging full speed ahead this weekend. Friday and Saturday saw bracelet wins for Nick Binger and Nicholas Kiley. Meanwhile Matt Berkey was able to stream his final table run. And Joe Ingram welcomed a new guest to the podcast. We have all those stories and more in this – the weekend edition of the Hit and Run.
Nick “samadhi” Binger Wins 2nd Bracelet
Nick Binger, brother of former pro Michael Binger, had to be all smiles Friday night after he took down the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #24: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed for a cool $133,412.83 top prize. This is Nick’s second bracelet after he won an event in 2011, the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $397,073.
Nick had to overcome well-known pros at his table like Matt “Berkey11_S4Y” Berkey and Ryan “Adopt_aDogg0” Leng, the latter of whom actually brought a big chip lead into heads-up play.
Other notables to make deep runs include o “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 Jordan “HFNeon” Spurlin (9th – $11,009.37).
Here is the final table and payouts courtesy of PokerNews:
Nicholas “mrfinalt” Kiley Wins $500 Summer Saver
The following day it was Nicholas Kiley who would emerge the victor in the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #25: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Summer Saver. Kiley pocketed a cool 150k for taking down the $500 buy-in event.
The big story coming into the final table was Matt Berkey making another final table and this time having an impressive chip lead. But after losing a flip and getting bottom two vs top set, the pro ultimately bowed out in 5th place. Other notables to make deep runs include Ryan “adopt_adogg0” Leng (102nd – $1,260.67), Brian “tsarrast” Rast (87th – $1,454.62), Tyler “IloseStackz” Phillips (66th – $1,842.52), Joe “fanofdapoker” McKeehen (57th – $2,230.42), Tommy “BBANTE” Bates (35th – $3,782.02), Ryan “rbam13” Bambrick (13th – $7,467.07), and Ofir “panda15” Mor (9th – $12,315.82).
Here once again are the final table payouts courtesy of PokerNews:
Congrats to all the big winners!
-To start this week we take a break from WSOP news and head over to their little brother the WPT. And over on their website, the WPT has a solid in-depth article discussing the Tournament of Champions, its history, and what’s in store for the storied event.
-Heading over to CardPlayer, Houston Curtis is back with more tales of former high stakes adventures. And this week it’s all about Phil Hellmuth. Houston asks “Is The Poker Brat’s Ego Really Too Big?”
-On USPoker.com, Anthony Cicali has been doing a great series called WSOP Retro, where he takes a look at all the extreme changes the WSOP has undergone over the years. And we all know it’s come a long way. This week Anthony discuss 10 strategy changes that have taken place. From more aggression to small ball, it’s all discussed in his article.
-As usual we check in with Robbie over at CardPlayerLifeStyle.com. This week one of the articles we enjoyed breaks down the poker scene in New England. Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, well you get it. You know what New England is. Covid-19 has decimated the live poker scene there. When will the rooms return? Check out the article to find out.
-And finally we head over to PokerNews, and if you’re like us, you’ll can’t help but read this article on Phil Ivey. The long time poker pro has had many ups and downs over his career. Read where it all started, and how it’s looking like it just may get back on track.
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Matt Berkey made a deep run and a WSOP final table all while streaming on the Solve for Why YouTube Channel! Berkey actually made two final tables this week! Check out his amazing run here!
-Joe Ingram has been back getting poker players on his podcast, and this week he had Twitch streamer and MTT crusher ALLinPav on to talk about what makes him so successful:
-KidPoker Daniel Negreanu had a little bit of controversy this week when he lost his cool on his Twitch stream. But he was back streaming the $400 NLHE event. Check out part of yet another solid run:
That’s all for this week! Keep coming back every day to PartTimePoker for your daily updates on all the action in the poker world.
Keith Woernle is a writer, comedian, and semi-pro poker player based out of New Jersey. He was a producer for season 10 of the World Poker Tour. Keith won a WSOP circuit ring in 2011. He likes poker a lot. Follow or contact him on Twitter @WoernlePoker.