Jeremy Ausmus Is the Nice Poker Guy Who Likes Finishing First

Jeremy Ausmus is a 42-year-old professional poker player who started his career 17 years ago. He relocated to Las Vegas in 2005 to fulfill his dream. The player spent most of his intervening time specializing in cash games, during which he had a $2.1 million score after finishing fifth in the 2012 World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event.

The poker pro is married and has two children. He started concentrating on Las Vegas tournaments recently and has been successful. In 2019, Ausmus was 17th in the end-of-year Card Player Player (POY) standings.

The player backed this by finishing 26th in 2021 in the standings after live poker tournaments were shut down for most of 2020. His after-shutdown success came late last year. He reached six final tables and won three titles between October and December.

During this period, Ausmus won two WSOP gold bracelets. His first win was in a $1,000 turbo event shortly after the almost $49,000 series started.

The second win was when he won his second-biggest poker career payday worth $1,188,918 in a $50,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha event. He had a three-handed showdown with Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth. Ausmus has cashed for over $3.4 million in 33 finishes and has increased his lifetime total earnings to over $11.9 million.

The PokerGO Cup Player of the Series

Ausmus reached $824,500 poker earnings in the PokerGO Cup high roller series. He advanced to the final tables in half of that high-stakes festival's eight events, finished third twice, as a runner-up once, and won one title.

The poker pro won $50,000 extra prize money after winning the Player of the Series award. He made six cashes in March, reached five final tables, and won one U.S. Poker Open no-limit hold 'em event.

Reports state that Ausmus has 12 POY-qualified final table finishes this year and over $1.4 million in earnings in those scores. Also, he is leading the 2022 POY race that Global Poker finances.

More About Ausmus

Did the 2020 Live Poker Shutdown Affect Him?

Ausmus spent a lot of time online studying and playing during the Coronavirus pandemic. He went on several trips with family and friends but missed playing live poker.

Even so, he played many mixed games before the global health crisis and resumed playing poker after normalcy returned. He was excited when most competitive tournaments came back.

Ausmus' Opinion on Why Poker Is Unique

Ausmus revealed that many poker enthusiasts tell him he is having a successful year whenever he wins a bracelet. Yet, 2021 was his worst year. He won $50,000 in one event and was at his worst point the following day.

He played the last high roller series alone and didn't rebuy a lot. Yet, he paid almost $200,000 in buy-ins and could easily inflate this figure to $400,000.

Does He Value Bracelets?

Ausmus treasures the bracelets, but he doesn't believe they are the only measure of a poker player's prowess. Some top layers consider them to be a series of ordinary tournaments. Yet, other people only focus on bracelets rather than the cash prizes they get.


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