The poker player pools in Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware came together as one on May 1. WSOP.com wasted no time in tempting players to get on the combined platform by announcing the Coast to Coast Classic on the following day.
The tournament began on May 11 and guaranteed over $1,000,000 in prizes throughout the series. The lead-up time to the tournament series was necessary as it allowed more players to get their new accounts validated and in working order.
An overview of the Coast to Coast Classic
All three states participated in the 32-event tournament series over 10 days. With buy-ins ranging from $30 to $1,000, the Coast to Coast Classic had something to offer everyone.
The series will surely go down as a resounding success. Of the 32 events, the only one didn’t reach its guarantee. Event #9 – $100 NLH $25,000 guaranteed missed by $528. More than $1.3 million was paid out to players during the series.
The first tournament series following the launch of a combined player pool shows the power it holds. The majority of the 31 events that exceeded their guarantees did so by substantial margins.
The big turnouts bode well for the future of big tournament series on WSOP.com.
Coast to Coast Classic Main Event Recap
The marquee event of the Coast to Coast Classic was Event #29: $500 buy-in $200,001 guaranteed Main Event.
When registration closed, 526 entries (363 entries + 163 re-entries) contributed to the prize pool of $245,642. It crushed the guarantee and became the largest non-bracelet online tournament in U.S. regulated poker history.
Over 11 hours after the Main Event began, New Jersey’s Pierre “P_aire_146” Deissler claimed victory and the first-place prize of $61,411.
FINALLY!!! Winner winner Sunday Major in NJ. Biggest online tourney in NJ I think. @WSOPcom 200k gtd. 61k. ????????????♂️????♂️????????????. Still gotta be at work at 8am. Lots of coffee today #livingdaDream. #tpedge
— P-Dice (@PierreDeissler) May 21, 2018
Deissler’s win more than doubled his best live tournament cash of $25,986 and nearly 10x his best online cash of $6,965. What’s more, he more than doubled his entire earnings for the past four years on WSOP.com.
If you read through Deissler’s twitter feed, it appears that he will be heading to Las Vegas soon. He doesn’t specifically mention the WSOP, but there’s a good chance he might try to parlay his winnings into a gold bracelet.
The Coast to Coast Classic Main Event final table results:
- Pierre “P_aire_146” Deissler — $61,410
- “XcrazylegsX” — $34,389
- “frankslatery” — $20,879
- “beastro” — $15,966
- “baileykins” — $13,510
- “filthydiaper” — $11.053
- “deezz_nutzz” — $8,351
- “nomercy03” — $5,649
- “StackyMcChip” — $3,684
Get ready for a busy summer at WSOP.com
There are four online bracelet events at the 2018 World Series of Poker:
- June 3rd – Event #10: $365 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em
- June 22nd – Event #47: $565 WSOP.com ONLINE Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed
- June 29th – Event #61: $1,000 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Championship
- June 30th – Event #63: $3,200 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em High Roller
WSOP and WSOP.com are excited to offer these events to players in Nevada and New Jersey. You can expect satellites and promotions throughout the summer.
It all started with the Coast to Coast Classic.
Every player who registered for at least one Coast to Coast Classic event earned a ticket to a satellite for the $365 WSOP bracelet event. The satellite guaranteed 20 seats.
Don’t worry if you haven’t won your seat yet – there are more chances to come.
WSOP.com will be running second chance freerolls through May 27. Players who fail to earn a seat in one of the daily satellites on WSOP.com will earn a free ticket into the Second Chance Freeroll that week. It will award one entry to WSOP Event #10: The $365 Online event.
Additionally, the WSOP.com will host The Marquee 33. The $22 buy-in event will guarantee 33 seats to Event #10. Log in to your WSOP.com account from Nevada or New Jersey on June 2 at 8:00 p.m. ET to play.
But wait, that’s not all.
WSOP.com is offering a boosted bankroll bonus to help players earn their way to gold. Enter the code “MAY1000” by May 21 to receive a match on your deposit for up to $1,000.
Don’t leave anything to chance. Boost your bankroll and earn your seat today. The countdown to the 2018 WSOP is on.