Event #22: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha

Binger Bags Another One, Building Momentum

• Nivel 16: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

After a few doubles in a row to build his micro-stack of 2,500 to over 25,000 chips, Nick Binger began using a patient strategy that most amateurs would simply not have the stomach for. With massive pots being contested at each of our four remaining tables, Binger kept his composure and waited for the right spot to score his next win.

That spot arrived with Binger on the button and holding {J-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Clubs}. He pushed his last 19,000 or so chips into the middle and again called his brother Michael over to sweat the action. The big blind made the call with his {7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{10-Spades}{8-Hearts} and Binger was at risk, but when the flop fell {J-Spades}{4-Clubs}{5-Clubs} his chances improved dramatically.

Binger had flopped top pair and an open ended straight flush draw, and while the big blind also connected with an open ended straight draw of his own, Binger seemed to know he was going to end up on top. The turn came {J-Diamonds} improving Binger to trip jacks, and the river completed his flush with the {8-Clubs}.

Michael rushed over to see the outcome of the hand and Nick announced "three jacks" as the dealer corrected him, showing him the club flush. Either way, this double-up pushes Binger's stack to over 40,000, a remarkable feat considering he had just a single big blind when play resumed over an hour ago.

Taguri: Nick Binger