2022 WSOP Player of the Week 2: Jeremy Ausmus Wins Third Bracelet in 9 Months
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Another week's gone by at the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas, which means it is time to look at another PokerNews WSOP Player of the Week.
This week, the distinction goes to high stakes pro Jeremy Ausmus, who nabbed his fourth career bracelet and first of the series in Event #23: 6-Handed Limit Hold’em, a victory that 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 three-handed play, also made a deep run last week in Event #14: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em that extended into Day 2, ultimately bowing out in 24th place for $17,481.
Third Bracelet in Nine Months
Ausmus, who has $12.5 million in live tournament earnings, according to The Hendon Mob, is on an extended heater that began 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 followed up the victory with a much bigger score later in the series in the $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller event, topping a field of 85 elite poker players (including Shaun Deeb, Scott Seiver, Ben Lamb, Josh Arieh, Laszlo Bujtas and Veselin Karakitukov) to win a third bracelet and a cool $1.2 million.
The event captivated the entire poker community as it looked like a legendary heads-up match between Negreanu and Hellmuth — two of the most iconic names in poker — would ensue. But the heads-up match wasn't meant to be as Negreanu busted in third before Ausmus went on to defeat Hellmuth for his second bracelet of the series.
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“It feels really good," Ausmus told 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’d had a lot of deep runs, so it’s cool to take a couple down here."
And now, just nine months later, Ausmus can also say he's won a bracelet at Bally's and Paris after taking down the $3,000 Limit Hold'em event. Ausmus got through a field of 213 runners and ended up defeating fellow high stakes grinder Michael Rocco, who was seeking his second bracelet.
Ausmus experienced a string of big swings at the final table but was ultimately able to take it down.
“It’s just kind of the nature of limit, well poker in general but limit especially is very aggressive with a lot of three-betting and raising flops and raising turns- it’s very volatile and frustrating at times," Ausmus told PokerNews after the victory. "But then I just ran good against Rocco, who plays heads-up lots, and the win feels good.”
Days earlier, Ausmus made a deep run in Event #14: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em but came up short during Day 2. He finished 24th in the event to earn $17,481, while France's Leo Soma went on to win the event for his maiden bracelet and $456,889.
Future Poker Hall of Famer?
A number of poker players gave their props to Ausmus after earned his fourth career bracelet, with one of them going as far as saying Ausmus belongs in the Poker Hall of Fame, which includes the likes of Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, Johnny Chan and Erik Seidel.
"Put Jermey Ausmus on the HOF ballet!" tweeted 2012 Main Event champion Greg Merson.
Whether Ausmus ends up joining the legendary list of Poker of Hall of Famers, it is clear he has already established himself as one of the greatest tournament players today.
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 6-Handed NLH||213||$142,147|
Adam Friedman: Late last week, Ohio's Adam Friedman won his fifth bracelet and $248,254 in Event #22: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship after getting through a final table that included Ivey (3rd - $108,233), Yuval Bronshtein (4th - $78,348) and Ben Diebold (5th - $58,239).
While Friedman's win came after PokerNews had named its previous Player of the Week, the victory is no doubt worthy of a shoutout.
Brian Altman: Three-time circuit ring winner and three-time World Poker Tour (WPT) champion Brian Altman added a bracelet to his poker resume by taking down Online Bracelet Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Ultra Deepstack for $110,662.
Playing under the username "JackBogle," Altman defeated a field of 1,641 hopefuls and eventually defeated fellow circuit crusher Eric "Stackattack5" Salazar during heads-up play.
In this Series
- 1 Officials Offer First Look at 2022 WSOP; Answer Several Lingering Questions
- 2 Bally's & Paris: Your Guide to the New Home of the World Series of Poker (WSOP)
- 3 Negreanu, Deeb (as Expected) Highest Bids in $25k WSOP Fantasy Draft
- 4 WSOP Transportation Guide: Riding the Las Vegas Strip Monorail
- 5 Let the Games Begin: 2022 WSOP is Officially Underway
- 6 Phil Hellmuth Misses 2022 WSOP Opener After Bout of Traveler's Diarrhea
- 7 Kenney, Schindler & Imsirovic Arrive at 2022 WSOP Despite Recent Cheating Allegations
- 8 Phil Ivey is Back! Poker G.O.A.T. Cashes First 2022 WSOP Event
- 9 Baltimore Raven Calais Campbell at WSOP: "We Have Super Bowl Potential"
- 10 2022 WSOP Featured Females: Katie Kopp Becomes Bally's First-Ever Bracelet Winner
- 11 WSOP Player of the Year Race One Week In: Defending Champ Arieh Off and Running
- 12 ClubGG Offers Bubble Protection For Eight 2022 WSOP Events
- 13 Doyle Brunson Skipping 2022 WSOP Due to COVID-19 Concerns
- 14 Retired NBA Star Paul Pierce Allegedly Won't Pay His Poker Debts
- 15 Scott Seiver Pays $43k to Enter $1k WSOP Event, Fails to Cash
- 16 2022 WSOP Featured Females: Lara Eisenberg Talks Poker's Impact on Dementia
- 17 2022 WSOP Hands of the Week: Depaulo vs. Hellmuth, a Pure One Outer & a Royal Flush
- 18 Reigning World Champ Koray Aldemir Quietly Crushing it at 2022 WSOP
- 19 2022 WSOP Player of the Week 2: Jeremy Ausmus Wins Third Bracelet in 9 Months
- 20 Hellmuth Controversy at WSOP: Poker Brat's Chips Swiped on Break
- 21 Security Mistakenly Tries to Kick Out Neymar Jr. After He Cashes First WSOP Event
- 22 Breaking News: Phil Ivey Closing in on Elusive 11th WSOP Bracelet Tonight
- 23 Doyle Brunson Becomes a WPT Ambassador, Might Play WSOP Main Event
- 24 World Series of Daniel's? Zack, Weinman (But Not Negreanu) Lead POY Race
- 25 WSOP $250,000 Super High Roller Kicks Off; Ivey, Negreanu and Kenney All Enter
- 26 Ali Imsirovic Busts WSOP $250K Super High Roller on Brutal Cooler
- 27 Cruising in the $250k, Is 2022 One of Phil Ivey's Best WSOP's Ever?
- 28 Runner-Runner Bad Beat Tilts Negreanu; Poker Star Out of WSOP $250k
- 29 Navy Vet Reps Military Charity During WSOP Salute to Warriors Event
- 30 2022 WSOP Featured Females: Meet Wendeen Eolis, 1st Woman to Ever Cash Main Event
- 31 Dan Zack Still Leads WSOP POY Race; Ivey, Deeb within Striking Distance
- 32 888poker Pro Ian Simpson Gears Up for 2022 WSOP Main Event
- 33 Poker Players Who Have Defended Their WSOP Bracelet
- 34 How to Make Day 2 of the Million Dollar Bounty
- 35 Poker Player Wins WSOP Main Event Satty in His Sleep...Literally
- 36 Josh Arieh Flushed Out of WSOP Main Event Early; Four Past Champs in Day 1a
- 37 2022 WSOP Hands of the Week: Yuvee Loses $50K to Pair of Deuces; Ivey Hits Ace from Space
- 38 BREAKING: Phil Hellmuth at 2022 WSOP $3,000 NLH Final Table, Chasing 17th Bracelet
- 39 Will the 2022 WSOP Main Event Smash the Attendance Record?
- 40 Barstool Sports' Cracking Aces Podcast Hosts Crush it on Main Event Day 1
- 41 WSOP Main Event Railbird Pays Back Daniel Negreanu Four-Year "Debt"
- 42 Matt Glantz Finds the $1 Million WSOP Bounty
- 43 BREAKING: WSOP Main Event Day 2 Schedule Altered
- 44 Aces Bust Kings 15 Minutes into Day 1b of WSOP Main Event
- 45 The Muck: Ike Haxton Takes on Barstool Sports' Poker Invasion
- 46 2022 WSOP Player of the Week 5: Jessica Teusl Wins First Bracelet at First WSOP
- 47 2022 WSOP Main Event Draws Massive Field, Almost Breaks All-Time Record
- 48 Phil Hellmuth's World Series of Poker Entrance Met w/ a Chorus of Boos
- 49 Robert Lipkin is the 2022 WSOP Main Event Bubble
- 50 SO SICK! Kings vs. Kings Cooler Busts 888poker's Sam Abernathy from the WSOP Main Event
- 51 Koray Aldemir: Back-to-Back WSOP Main Event Runs "A Privilege"
- 52 Brutal River! Aces, Queens, & Jacks All In Preflop in WSOP Main Event
- 53 Former World Champ Tom McEvoy Shares his Poker Samadhi Wisdom
- 54 Did Alejandro Lococo Pull Off Best WSOP Main Event Bluff Since Moneymaker?
- 55 The Muck: Did Mike Matusow Really Have a Blow Up in the WSOP Main Event?
- 56 Dan Zack Claims 2022 WSOP Player of the Year Honors
- 57 How Much Money Players at 2022 WSOP Main Event Final Table Really Made
- 58 Espen Jorstad Wins 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event for $10,000,000
- 59 Las Vegas Active Shooter Rumors Spark Panic; WSOP Impacted, Negreanu Injured
- 60 Quads Dooms Asher Conniff at WSOP Main Event Final Table
- 61 Aces Cracked! Souki Busts from WSOP Main Event Final Table
- 62 Espen Jorstad Holds Commanding Lead in Pursuit of WSOP Main Event Title
- 63 Not Su's Day: From Chip Leader to Out in 9th Place
- 64 A Look at All the 2022 WSOP Online Michigan Bracelet Winners
- 65 Five Memorable Hands from the 2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table
- 66 Where Are They Now: Ron “The Carolina Express” Stanley Battled Stu Ungar at 1997 WSOP
- 67 WATCH: One of the Best Folds in WSOP Main Event History?
- 68 Adrian Attenborough Just Made Two of the Gutsiest Plays of the 2022 WSOP
- 69 Can Karim Rebei Click his Way to a WSOP Main Event Title?
- 70 Cool, Calm & Collected Efthymia Litsou is WSOP Main Event's Last Woman Standing
- 71 2022 WSOP Hands of the Week: Quads, Quads, Quads, Quads!
- 72 Brutal River! Aces, Queens, & Jacks All In Preflop in WSOP Main Event
- 73 Daniel Negreanu Wraps 2022 World Series of Poker Down $1.1 Million
- 74 How the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Will Be Remembered
- 75 PN Podcast: 2022 WSOP Main Event Final Thoughts; Interviews w/ Main Event Final Three