Another week has passed 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas, which means it’s time to watch another PokerNews WSOP Player of the Week.
This week, the accolade goes to the high-stakes pros Jeremy Ausmuswho picked up her fourth career bracelet and first in the series in Event #23: 6 Player Limit Hold’ema victory which also earned him $142,147.
Ausmus, who memorably won his third bracelet less than a year ago at the 2021 WSOP in Event #84: High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha after defeating both Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu during the three-way game, also made a deep run last week in Event #14: 6 Player No-Limit Hold’em this extended to Day 2, eventually retiring in 24th place for $17,481.
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Third bracelet in nine months
Ausmus, who has $12.5 million in live tournament winnings, according to The Hendon Mafiais on an extended heat that started in September 2021 when he finished first in Event #3: Covid-19 Relief No-Limit Hold’em Charity Event at the 2021 WSOP for his second bracelet and $48,687.
The Colorado-born poker pro went on to win with a much bigger score later in the series at the $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller event, topping a field of 85 poker players from around the world. elite (including Shaun Deb, Scott Seiver, Ben Lamb, josh arieh, Laszlo Bujtas and Veselin Karakitukov) to win a third bracelet and $1.2 million.
The event captivated the entire poker community as it looked like a legendary head-to-head match between Negreanu and Hellmuth – two of the most iconic names in poker – would ensue. But the head-to-head match wasn’t supposed to happen as Negreanu took third place before Ausmus beat Hellmuth for their second bracelet of the series.
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“It’s really good,” said Ausmus PokerNews last fall. “My first bracelet was in Europe, outside of Paris, so until this year I had never won a bracelet here at the Rio. I had had a lot of deep races, so it’s cool to take some a few here.”
And now, just nine months later, Ausmus can also say he won a bracelet at Bally’s and Paris after winning the $3,000 Limit Hold’em event. Ausmus rode through a field of 213 riders and ended up beating compatriot Michael Rocco, who was looking for his second bracelet.
Ausmus had a series of big swings at the final table but eventually managed to win.
“It’s just kind of the nature of limit, well poker in general, but limit in particular is very aggressive with a lot of 3-betting and raising from flops and raises from turns – it’s very volatile and frustrating at times,” Ausmus said. PokerNews after the victory. “But then I raced well against Rocco, who plays a lot one-on-one, and the win feels good.”
A few days earlier, Ausmus made a deep run in Event #14: 6 Player No-Limit Hold’em but fell short on Day 2. He finished 24th in the event to earn $17,481, while France Leo Soma went on to win the event for her first bracelet and $456,889.
Future member of the Poker Hall of Fame?
A number of poker players have lent their support to Ausmus after winning his fourth career bracelet, with one going so far as to say that Ausmus belongs to the poker hall of famewho understands the tastes of Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, Johnny Chan and Erik Seidel.
“Put Jermey Ausmus on HOF Ballet!” tweeted 2012 Main Event champion Greg Merson.
If Ausmus ends up joining the legendary list of Poker of Hall of Famers, it’s clear that he’s already established himself as one of today’s greatest tournament players.
The Jeremy Ausmus bracelet wins
|2013||WSOP Europe – France||Event #4: €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha||184||€70,324|
|2021||WSOP Las Vegas-Rio||Event #3: $1,000 Covid-19 Relief Charity Event||260||$48,687|
|2021||WSOP Las Vegas-Rio||Event #84: $50,000 PLO High Roller||85||$1,188,918|
|2022||WSOP Las Vegas – Bally’s & Paris||Event #23: $3,000 NLH with 6 players||213||$142,147|
Adam Friedman: At the end of last week, in Ohio Adam Friedman won her fifth bracelet and $248,254 in Event #22: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship after going through a final table that included Ivey (3rd – $108,233), Yuval Bronshtein (4th – $78,348) and Ben Diebold (5th – $58,239).
While Friedman’s victory came after PokerNews had named his previous player of the week, the win is definitely worth celebrating.
Brian Altman: Three times winner of the circuit ring and three times World Tour of Poker (WPT) champion Brian Altman added a bracelet to his poker resume by removing Online Wristband Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Ultra Deepstack for $110,662.
Play as username “JackBogle”, Altman beat a field of 1,641 prospects and eventually defeated another circuit breaker Eric “Stackattack5” Salazar during head-to-head play.