Jeremy Ausmus has been very, very busy since making the 2012 Octo-Nine. He's locked up 11 WSOP cashes and made two final tables — finishing fifth in the WSOP Asia Pacific accumulator event, and eighth in the WSOP National Championship. He also captured third place in the $3,000 mixed max event in Las Vegas.
The third time is the charm — Ausmus' third final table appearance found him winning his first gold bracelet. It took about nine hours and he had to get through Juha Helppi heads up after starting at a two-to-one chip disadvantage, but the gold is on his wrist and he picked up €70,324 for his first-place victory which puts him at nearly $3.6 million in career lifetime earnings.
2013 WSOPE Event #4 Results
|6||Mike “Luca” Schwartz||USA||€13,077|
Mike Schwartz was eliminated on Day 3 after moving all in on a flop of . Ausmus called Schwartz — after being the lead bettor in the hand — with . Schwartz’s was in bad shape and never improved when the turned and river put the finishing touches on the hand. Schwartz was gone in sixth place.
Australia’s Martin Kozlov tried, but he was unable to score a second WSOPE bracelet for the team down under. He was all-in on a flop of with the against Helppi’s . The hit the turn and the on the river finished Kozlov off in fifth place.
Jason Mercier had a mega-deal going due to the side bets he made with Phil Ivey. Mercier would pick up €130,000 more than his opponents because of the side bets if he took down first place. The two-time bracelet winner went all-in on a flop of , and Helppi called. Mercier turned over the , Helppi tabled the for a pair of queens and a flush draw. The on the turn put up the flush and left Mercier drawing for an ace or a deuce on the river. The on the river ended his run for winning the side bet and the gold bracelet. Mercier was gone in fourth place.
Three-handed play found Ausmus, Helppi, and Jan-Peter Jachtmann trading chips and dancing chip stacks across the green felt until Jachtmann called an all-in bet from Helppi on a flop of . Helppi had the for two pair, against Jachtmann’s . The turn produced the and the river sent Jachtmann to the cashier in third place.
Helppi started heads-up play with a more than two-to-one chip lead, but after doubling a couple of times Ausmus evened up the chip stacks. It took only a few hands for Ausmus to eliminate Helppi.
The final hand came down with four bets on the flop and Helppi was all-in with the . Both players had trip tens with an ace kicker. Ausmus tabled the and had a flush draw as well. The turned gave Ausmus a full house. The on the river sealed the deal and Helppi finished as runner-up.
Congratulations to Ausmus for winning his first bracelet!