On Sunday, Sept. 18 Jeremy Ausmus squared off towards Nick Schulman heads-up with a World Series of Poker Online bracelet on the road. Just 4 days later, on Thursday, Sept. 22, the identical pair of gamers discovered themselves as the ultimate two within the kickoff occasion of the 2022 Poker Masters excessive curler collection within the PokerGO studio in ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Ausmus emerged victorious in each occasions, first profitable his fifth WSOP bracelet, after which his third PokerGO Tour occasion title. His most up-to-date victory additionally got here with $204,000 in prize cash. Ausmus defeated a discipline of 85 entries within the occasion to earn that payout, which was the biggest awarded from the $850,000 prize pool. The 2022 PokerGO Cup champion is now the frontrunner within the race for the Poker Masters Purple Jacket, which is awarded to the factors chief on the finish of the collection together with a $50,000 championship bonus.
“I’ve got my sights set on a cool purple jacket,” Ausmus posted on Twitter after profitable, punctuating his assertion with the favored ‘eyes’ emoji.
The 43-year-old poker professional earned 204 PGT factors because the champion of this occasion, sufficient to maneuver him into 14th place on that leaderboard. He additionally secured 480 Card Player Player of the Year factors for what was his fifth POY-qualified title run of the 12 months. With 18 final-table finishes and greater than $2.6 million in POY earnings accrued to date, he now sits in second place within the 2022 POY race standings, that are introduced by Global Poker. Ausmus trails present chief Stephen Chidwick by 1,316 factors.
This occasion performed out over the course of two days. The cash bubble burst when Ausmus’ Ok-J cracked the pocket kings of short-stack Vikenty Shegal, guaranteeing the remaining 13 contenders not less than $17,000 for his or her efforts. Several large names cashed however fell wanting making day 2, together with four-time bracelet winner Ben Yu (thirteenth), World Poker Tour champion Matthew Wantman (tenth), and Spanish high-stakes common Sergio Aido (eighth), who received the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open major occasion for greater than $900,000 earlier this 12 months.
Ausmus got here into the ultimate day because the chip chief among the many ultimate seven, with nine-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel sizzling on his heels and Cary Katz on the quick stack. Katz discovered himself in danger proper off the bat, calling all-in with Q-8 suited from the massive blind going through a small-blind shove from Anthony Hu, who held 8-7. Hu flopped an eight and turned two pair. The river introduced no assist for Katz and he was despatched dwelling with $42,500. He now has greater than $34.9 million in lifetime match earnings to his identify due to this newest rating.
Bracelet winner Cole Ferraro was the subsequent to fall. Just a couple of orbits into the day he picked up pocket eights and bought all-in towards Ausmus, who held pocket kings. The bigger pair remained finest via the river and Ferraro was eradicated in sixth place ($51,000).
Jacky Wang’s run on this occasion got here to an finish when Ausmus shoved with A-5 from the small blind and Wang known as off his final 12 or so large blinds with Ok-8. Aumus flopped a pair of aces and held from there to slender the sphere to 4. Wang earned $68,000 because the fifth-place finisher, the biggest payday on his match resume.
Four-handed play continued for greater than an hour, however ultimately, Hu bought his final eight large blinds all-in preflop from the button with A-6 and bumped into the A-8 suited of Schulman within the large blind. Schulman known as and was in a dominant place preflop. A six-high flop gave Hu the lead, however the tables quickly turned once more. An eight on the flip made Schulman a 19:1 favourite with one card to come back. The river was a clean, sending Hu to the rail with $85,000 for his fourth-place exhibiting.
Three-handed motion started with all the gamers sitting on not less than 30 large blinds. The ultimate trio of Seidel, Ausmus, and Schulman have 17 WSOP bracelets between them, with practically $69.9 million in mixed match earnings. Seidel accounts for the biggest share of each of these accolades, with 9 bracelets and greater than $42.6 million in prior earnings to his identify. He ended up including $102,000 to that complete when he three-bet shoved simply shy of twenty-two large blinds with Ok-Q suited from the small blind going through a button min-raise from Ausmus, who known as with A-8 suited. Seidel flopped a king to take the lead, however Ausmus turned an ace and held from there to ship Seidel dwelling in third place.
Less than per week faraway from a heads-up conflict for a bracelet in a $365 buy-in no-limit maintain’em occasion throughout the WSOP Online, Ausmus and Schulman once more squared off for a title. Ausmus held 6,825,000 to Schulman’s 3,800,000 when playing cards bought again within the air after a brief break following Seidel’s elimination. The pair went on to battle for about 75 minutes. Schulman overtook the lead at one level, profitable an enormous pot with rivered journeys towards the aces and threes of his opponent. Ausmus was in a position to battle his approach again in entrance, although, and re-built practically a 2:1 lead by the point the ultimate hand was dealt.
Ausmus limped in from the button with 77. Schulman appeared down at A3 within the large blind. He moved all-in for twenty-four large blinds and Ausmus made a fast name. The board ran out Q979J to present Ausmus sevens stuffed with nines to safe the pot and the title. Schulman, a three-time bracelet winner and WPT champion, earned $144,500 because the runner-up. The rating elevated his profession earnings to greater than $14.5 million.
Check out the ultimate hand vai a Tweet from PokerGO:
Jeremy Ausmus captures victory in Poker Masters – Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em.
For his victory, @jeremyausmus places himself within the pole place to seize the Purple Jacket with 204 PGT factors and takes dwelling $204,000 as properly.
— PokerGO (@PokerGO) September 23, 2022
Here is a have a look at the payouts and rankings factors awarded on the ultimate desk:
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Photo credit: PokerGO / Antonio Abrego.