A big win in the first week of the World Series of Poker should be a cause for celebration, but for Jeremy Ausmus it’s a mixed blessing, taking to Twitter to reveal he is already down money on his trip, despite picking up the Covid-19 $1k Charity Event for almost $50k…
I’ve played 2 events at the 2021 wsop, I won 1 of them but am losing overall 🤔
— Jeremy Ausmus (@jeremyausmus) October 3, 2021
Many of the replies were a cross between being amused and bemused by how Ausmus managed to win and still lose, and those congratulating him on the gold bracelet he picked up in event 3.
— “48K for the win in the 1K event and then fired two bullets in the 25K high roller?”
— “Hotel resort fees getting you?”
— “Only in $$. Always a great achievement to capture a bracelet. Definitely has value beyond bank balance.”
Live look at @jeremyausmus during day 3 dinner break of WSOP ME on dinner break with 24bbs on dinner break, after being told “sick bracelet win bro!” for the 864th time all summer while being down $114k atm pic.twitter.com/MMs3Kjlv5V
— Mario Dustice (@MDustice) October 3, 2021
It’s almost a decade now since Ausmus shot to poker fame with a final appearance in the 2012 WSOP Main Event, eventually finishing 5th for $2,155,313 behind the winner, Greg Merson.
The Colorado-born pro followed that up with a WSOP Europe bracelet the following year, but this week was his first WSOP gold bracelet on home soil and he was very happy indeed.
It was the first bracelet to be decided in the 2021 WSOP and Ausmus was among 260 runners who braved the Turbo format of event 3, the $1k buy-in Covid-19 No-Limit Hold’em Charity event.
It had been a long seven years since Ausmus last took down a tournament win, despite improving as a player and recently moving up to the high roller circuit, playing against the likes of Stephen Chidwick and Ali Imsirovic on a regular basis.
Last month he made 3 final tables at the Poker Masters in Las Vegas, including a 2nd place finish ahead of Daniel Negreanu in 3rd and just losing out to Sean Perry heads-up, taking £146,200 for his excellent run.
The company may have been less-exclusive this week in the $1k Turbo, but the game is still poker, though he described the event as having “lower pressure” and “less skill”, adding: “Everyone has fun just getting in there and gambling.”
That style paid off when he defeated Jesse Lonis heads-up to bag the bracelet and a $48,681 payday, after Lonis had entered day two as chip leader and taken care of the other three players at the final table.
Ausmus told PokerGO reporters afterwards: “It’s kind of funny. I haven’t won a live tournament in a long time. I’ve gotten many seconds, but I haven’t won one for a while and then it’s funny, I win this turbo for $50K. I won’t complain, though.”
He also referenced how good it is to have a live WSOP happening again after more than a two-year gap since the previous edition.
“I think everyone is excited, and it shows by the amount of high rollers I saw in this $1K. People are ready to play. Everyone wants to play the WSOP.”
Not everyone will walk off with the gold bracelet Jeremy has already bagged, but most will hope against hope that they’ll come out ahead in money and numbers game.
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