The first WSOP.com online bracelet of the summer has concluded, and it was William “twooopair” Reymond winning the $365 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament for $154,995.74. The French journalist bested a field of 2,972 entries.
Author Becomes a Poker Champion
Reymond earned a gold bracelet, the same one all World Series of Poker champions receive.
The online victor is originally from France but now resides in Texas where he moved to conduct research for a book he authored on JFK’s assassination.
The tournament began at 3:30 pm for those participating in Nevada, such as Reymond, and 6:30 pm for the New Jersey competitors. This is the first year players outside Nevada have an opportunity to win a World Series of Poker bracelet.
Play continued into the early morning hours, more than 12 hours after the tournament began, and when “twooopair” finished off runner-up Shawn ‘sHaDySTeeM’ Stroke, it was time for people in New Jersey to head to work.
WSOP.com $365 Online Bracelet Event Final Table Results
1 William “twooopair” Reymond ($154,996)
2 Shawn ‘sHaDySTeeM’ Stroke ($94,265)
3 Stephen ‘SteveSpuell’ Buell ($69,017)
4 Ryan ‘LoveMy11Cats’ Belz ($50,593)
5 Elliott ‘Ekampen05’ Kampen ($37,530)
6 Josh ‘YoelRomero’ King ($27,977)
7 Anthony ‘nowb3athat’ Spinella ($21,251)
8 Michael ‘myapologies’ Hauptman ($16,279)
9 Jennifer ‘moistymire’ Miller ($12,478)
The long night was worth it for Reymond who can now add a poker title to his impressive resume that includes publishing 12 books and creating a documentary.
More Online Bracelet Opportunities
WSOP.com has three additional online bracelet events scheduled for the 2018 World Series of Poker. Later in the summer, poker players in New Jersey and Nevada will have opportunities to win a beautiful piece of gold jewelry.
Remaining 2018 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
June 22, WSOP Event #47, $565 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed
June 29, WSOP Event #61, $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
June 30, WSOP Event #63, $3,200 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em
Last year, the WSOP offered three online bracelet events but has upped it to four this year. This is the fourth year poker players have been able to compete in a gold bracelet event on the internet.
Players aren’t required to have established residency in New Jersey or Nevada to compete. But all entrants must be located within the state’s borders during play. If you are a resident of Nevada, for example, and try to play in one of the bracelet events, you will receive an error message.