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Jeremy Ausmus Wins Fourth World Series of Poker Bracelet

The 42-Year-Old Poker Pro Took Down The $3,000 Six-Max Limit Hold'em Event For $142,147


Jeremy Ausmus came into the 2021 World Series of Poker last fall with one bracelet to his name. Now, just over two weeks into the 2022 WSOP, the 42-year-old poker pro based out of Las Vegas is a four-time bracelet winner thanks to his win in the $3,000 six-max limit hold’em event. Ausmus overcame a field of 213 entries in the tournament to win $142,147 and the hardware.

Aumsus won his first bracelet back in 2013 by taking down a pot-limit Omaha event at the WSOP Europe. Nearly eight years later, he came out on top in the $1,000 Covid-19 relief charity event to win the first bracelet awarded at the live series last fall. That win, which came just 256 days ago, sparked a spree of tournament success for Ausmus that continues to this day. Later on in the 2021 series he took down the $50,000 pot-limit Omaha event for his third bracelet and a massive $1,188,918 payday, the largest score of his career outside the $2,154,616 he earned as the fifth-place finisher in the 2012 WSOP main event.

Ausmus made six final tables down the stretch in 2021, winning two titles in the previously mentioned WSOP events. In 2022, he has already made 15 final tables and won three titles. With the 540 Card Player Player of the Year points he secured for his latest bracelet win, Ausmus increased his point total to 4,009. That’s good for third place in the 2022 POY race sponsored by Global Poker.

This latest win saw Ausmus enter the third and final day of play in second chip position with nine players remaining. Five-time bracelet winner Shaun Deeb (8th – $15,730) was among the early knockouts as the field was soon narrowed to the official final table of six. Ausmus came in with the lead, having just busted Robert Como in seventh place ($15,730) with a flopped set of tens besting top pair.

Bracelet winner Andrew Kelsall got the last of his short stack in with A-8 trailing the pocekt jacks of Gabe Ramos. Jacks full of sixes on the flop for Ramos left Kelsall in rough shape. The turn and river didn’t bring the required miracle and Kelsall was eliminated in sixth place ($21,170).

Ramos also dragged in the last chips of Michael Lancaster, who got all-in preflop with K-6 trailing Ramos’ K-10. Neither player improved and Lancaster was sent home with $29,185 for his fifth-place showing.

Michael RoccoAusmus slid to the bottom of the leaderboard at one point during four-handed action, but he doubled through Michael Rocco to get out of the danger zone.

Zachary Grech’s tournament came to an end in brutal fashion. He got the last of his chips in on a 8Club Suit6Club Suit2Club Suit flop holding KClub SuitJClub Suit for a flush. he was up against the QSpade SuitQDiamond Suit of Rocco. The turn brought the 8Diamond Suit to pair the board. The 8Heart Suit on the river gave Rocco a runner-runner full house to drag the pot and narrow the field to three. Grecg earned $41,191 as the fourth-palce finisher.

Ausmus moved back into the lead during short-handed play. He then picked up pocket aces and got all of the chips in against the pocket jacks of Gabe Ramos to grow his stack further heading into heads-up play. Ramos finished third for $59,486.

Heads-up play began with Ausmus holding more than a 2.5:1 lead. Rocco was able to battle his way back and briefly move ahead, but Aumsus righted the ship and then pulled away in time for the final hand of the event. Rocco got the last of his stack in before the flop with ASpade Suit7Heart Suit leading Ausmus’ KSpade Suit5Diamond Suit.

The board ran out 9Diamond Suit7Diamond Suit6Heart Suit2Diamond Suit8Club Suit and Ausmus rivered a nine-high straight to lock up the pot and the title. Rocco earned $87,854 as the runner-up.

Here is a look at the payouts and rankings points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Jeremy Ausmus $142,147 540
2 Michael Rocco $87,854 450
3 Gabe Ramos $59,486 360
4 Zachary Grech $41,191 270
5 Michael Lancaster $29,185 225
6 Andrew Kelsall $21,170 180

Winner photo credit: PokerGO / Antonio Abrego.

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