William ‘Twooopair’ Reymond Wins $365 WSOP.com ONLINE Event ($154,996)
6 June 2018
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William ‘Twooopair’ Reymond (lead image) has won the WSOP.com online event and the first online bracelet of 2018. He took down Event #10: $365 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em for $154,996.

The tournament experienced some connectivity issues early on but still attracted a field of 2,972 entries, making it the biggest online tournament ever held in Nevada. A total of 333 players cashed for a share of the $974,816 prize pool, but it was the final table where the majority of the money was won, as well as the hallowed WSOP gold bracelet.

The nine players at the final table all came from the United States, and they battled it out until 3:50 a.m. It was Reymond who eventually beat Shawn ‘sHaDySTeeM’ Stroke and won the event for $154,996 and a gold WSOP bracelet.

Place Player Country Prize
1 William ‘Twooopair’ Reymond United States $154,996
2 Shawn ‘sHaDySTeeM’ Stroke United States $94,265
3 Stephen ‘SteveSpuell’ Buell United States $69,017
4 Ryan ‘LoveMy11Cats’ Belz United States $50,593
5 Elliott ‘Ekampen05’ Kampen United States $37,530
6 Josh ‘YoelRomero’ King United States $27,977
7 Anthony ‘nowb3athat’ Spinella United States $21,251
8 Michael ‘myapologies’ Hauptman United States $16,279
9 Jennifer ‘moistymire’ Miller United States $12,478

Jennifer ‘moistymire’ Miller was the first player to be eliminated at the final table. She was already fairly short when the final table started, and in one of the first hands, she jammed king-ten suited into the ace-king of chip leader Ryan ‘LoveMy11Cats’ Belz. The board ran out clean, and there was nothing ‘moistymire’ could do.

Michael ‘myapologies’ Hauptman was next to be sent to the rail. In the end, he couldn’t win a flip with pocket eights against the ace-jack of Elliott ‘Ekampen05’ Kampen. The board gave both players a full house, but with the jack on the turn, ‘myapologies’ was sent to the rail in eighth place.

The third player to leave the final table was Anthony ‘nowb3athat’ Spinella. Spinella, who won the first online bracelet event in 2015 and first online WSOP Circuit Ring event earlier this year, ended up running pocket jacks into pocket aces of Stephen ‘SteveSpuell’ Buell.

The player eliminated in sixth place was Josh ‘YoelRomero’ King. After picking out an unfortunate time to push all-in, he wasn’t able to hit with king-ten against the ace-queen of Shawn ‘sHaDySTeeM’ Stroke. The virtual dealer dealt a queen on the turn, and ‘YoelRomero’ didn’t manage to hit a king on the river to save himself from elimination.

Five-handed play went on for a while, and the short stacks managed to double up seven times. It was eventually Elliott ‘Ekampen05’ Kampen that got sent to the rail in fifth place with a bad beat, his pocket jacks losing out to the ace-ten suited of Belz.

While Ryan ‘LoveMy11Cats’ Belz was the player who sent ‘Ekampen05’ to the rail, he was sent home the exact same way a couple of hands later. Belz couldn’t win with pocket jacks against the ace-ten of hearts of Reymond who made just a single higher pair to take play three-handed.

Three-handed play didn’t last very long. In what you might call a set-up, there was a classic race between Stephen ‘SteveSpuell’ Buell holding ace-king and the pocket queens of Reymond. The board ran out with two pair (nines and fours), meaning the pocket queens won the hand with nines and queens. ’Buell hit the virtual rail, narrowly missing out on the heads-up and his shot at WSOP gold.

The heads-up battle wouldn’t take too long as William ‘Twooopair’ Reymond held a 7:2 lead, with Shawn ‘sHaDySTeeM’ Stroke only having 20 big blinds. After a couple of minutes, the two got the chips in with ‘sHaDySTeeM’ holding king-three of spades and ‘Twooopair’ holding ten-nine of diamonds. ‘Twooopair’ flopped three of a kind and the board bricked out.

William ‘Twooopair’ Reymond took down the first online bracelet event of the series, together with the first place prize of $154,996 and the WSOP gold bracelet.