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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/25/20): Nick “samadhi” Binger

By Bernard Lee
August 27, 2020

Nick Binger

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews the 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner, Nick “samadhi” Binger. He captured Event #24, the $400 no-limit 8-max event, earning $133,413 over a field of 2,048 entries. During the interview, Nick explains how he got started in poker and how his brother, Michael, inspired him to move from cash games to tournament poker. He discusses winning both of his bracelets and also about LearnWPT, where he is the lead instructor.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner, Nick Binger.
0:05Players associated with WPT including Tony Dunst and Andrew Lichtenberger have had success this summer in the WSOP Online Summer Series. Another longtime WPT player is our guest this week, Nick Binger, who is the lead instructor for the LearnWPT.
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3:03Bernard welcomes 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner, Nick Binger.
4:35Nick joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show.
5:53Nick discusses how he got started in playing poker, which was primarily cash games. Also, he talks about how his brother Michael, who finished 3rd in the 2006 WSOP Main Event, inspired him to play tournament poker.
12:15Nick talks about how he got started playing PLO and some specific strategies in PLO hi-lo 8-or-better.
19:33Nick talks about his time away from tournament poker after becoming burned out and primarily playing cash games.
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24:09Bernard continues his interview with 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner, Nick Binger.
25:07Nick discusses his happiness about the announcement of the 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series.
26:54Nick discusses the difference of online poker from over the past 15 years.
32:20Nick recalls how his winning tournament, Event #24, went overall.
36:20Nick talks about how to be aggressive near the money bubble since so many players are playing passively.
43:07Nick talks about how special it was to win his 2nd WSOP bracelet online.
45:10Nick talks about LearnWPT, where he is the lead instructor.

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Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who has more than $2.5 million and ten titles since turning pro following his 13th finish in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. Recognized as “the voice of poker in New England” by Cardplayer.com, Lee is known worldwide as a poker media personality having written for ESPN.com, PokerNews, Card […]

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