WSOP Online Bracelet Event Becomes the Biggest in History

June 4th, 2018 | by Kaycee James

The 2018 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has broken its first record of the summer thanks to its $365 online bracelet event.

William Reymond WSOP.com win.

William Reymond, aka twooopair, has won the biggest ever WSOP.com online bracelet event. (Image: casinonightsllc.com)

Kicking off on June 3, the online event was the first time players in New Jersey and Delaware could play for a WSOP title alongside those in Nevada.

With a prizepool of at least $500,000 and a bracelet up for grabs, interest was high as the field was up to 1,731 after an hour of play.

Field Swells to Record Level

As the number of buy-ins took the prizepool beyond its guarantee, the registration period finally came to a close after 162 minutes of play. When the final figures were in, 2,123 unique entrants and 849 re-entries pushed the number of total entries to 2,972.

That total not only meant the players were fighting for a share of $974,816, it made Event #10 the biggest online MTT in WSOP.com’s history. What’s more, Nick Jones of PokerIndustryPro.com noted that the tournament was also the largest of its kind in the US.

“The @WSOPcom Online Championships is something in the order of 2.5 times larger than any online poker tournament series ever held in the regulated markets of the United States,” Jones tweeted on June 4.

As the largest online field in history gradually whittled its way down to a final table of nine, it was an all-American affair. Although a small selection of international players had made it through to the latter stages, US native William Reymond eventually secured the win.

Reymond Makes History

After losing his chip lead in a huge pot against Ryan Belz, Reymond was able to rally and eliminate his foe a few hands later. That pot put him among the top stacks and into the final two against Shawn Stokes where he got the win with 10♦9♦.

With a short-stacked Shawn Stroke needing a double up, he opted to take a stand with K♠3♠. As the flop ran out 10♠10♣7♣, Reymond took the lead before the J♠and 7♥on the turn and river brought the tournament to an end.

With that, the book was closed on a successful online bracelet event, proving that liquidity sharing was a shrewd move by the regulators in New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada.

Event #10: $365 WSOP.com Online No Limit Hold’em Result

1st: William Reymond – $154,995.74

2nd: Shawn Stroke – $94,264.70

3rd: Stephen Buell – $69,016.97

4th: Ryan Belz – $50,592.95

5th: Elliott Kampen – $37,530.41

6th: Josh King – $27,977.21

7th: Anthony Spinella – $21,250.98

8th: Michael Hauptman – $16,279.42

9th: Jennifer Miller – $12,477.64

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