Jeremy Ausmus of Las Vegas won his third career World Series of Poker bracelet in the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 21 when he took down Event #84: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller after an epic final table battle that seldom poker fans will forget in the near future. Ausmus earned the bracelet and a cash score of $1,188,918 after more than three hours of three-handed play against two of the game’s biggest titans in Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu.
The high-roller PLO tournament attracted 85 entrants including the likes of Shaun Deeb, Dan Cates, Chance Kornuth, Adam Hendrix, Ka Kwan Lau, Dan Smith, Ole Schemion, and Scott Seiver to generate a $4,069,375 prize pool. All eyeballs were on the Mothership on Sunday as all-time bracelet leader Hellmuth continued his quest for his 17th bracelet and as six-time bracelet winner Negreanu looked for his first bracelet of the series. For hours on end, poker fans were teased with whether they would see a heads-up battle between the two icons whose names are synonymous with poker.
Event #84: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller Final Results
|1||Jeremy Ausmus||United States||$1,188,918|
|2||Phil Hellmuth||United States||$734,807|
|6||Jared Bleznick||United States||$212,223|
|7||Josh Arieh||United States||$165,452|
|8||Ben Lamb||United States||$132,370|
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Iconic Final Table
Hellmuth’s appearance at the final table made for history as it marked his seventh of the series, breaking the record of most final tables in a series set by An Tran in 1992. He was also on the hunt for WSOP Player of the Year points as he currently sits in second place.
The man in front of Hellmuth, Josh Arieh, was by his side at the PLO final table. Arieh, who has won two bracelets this series, ultimately finished in seventh place when his pocket jacks were no good against the flopped flush of Alexander Petersen.
Petersen later busted in fourth place to mark the beginning of a three-handed battle for the ages between Ausmus, Hellmuth and Negreanu. Ausmus almost went home in third when he was all-in and at risk in a hand against Negreanu, who had the lead with a pair. Petersen improved to a flush on the river to stay in contention and deny spectators a Negreanu-Hellmuth match.
Later, it was Hellmuth who was all-in against Negreanu and at-risk of elimination in third place in a hand where Hellmuth had two pair and Negreanu had a straight. Hellmuth improved to a full house on the river and Negreanu flipped over his chair in frustration as his opponent celebrated.
In an ironic turn of events, it was then Negreanu who busted in third when he had two pair and couldn’t fill up against the straight of Hellmuth.
Straight-versus-two-pair hands were in vogue on Sunday and heads-up play between Ausmus and Hellmuth lasted only two hands as the duo got it in on a flop where, you guessed it, Hellmuth had two pair and Ausmus a straight. Hellmuth didn’t improve on the turn or river and Ausmus robbed the Poker Brat of his 17th bracelet.
New School Beats Old School
After the victory, Ausmus, who has $4,599,668 in career WSOP earnings and won his second bracelet at the start of the series in Event #3: Covid-19 Relief No-Limit Hold’em Charity Event, told PokerNews he was thrilled to have prevailed against two of the biggest names in the game.
“It was fun playing with those guys,” Ausmus said. “Like the old-school, iconic guys. I used to watch them on TV, you know, 15 years ago, 17 years ago, before I moved to Vegas and things like that. So it’s cool.”
But Ausmus was not intimidated or star-struck during the high-roller action.
“I mean, I’ve played with them a lot. A fair amount over the years. I play a fair amount of PLO, so I felt like I liked my spot, you know. Not saying they’re not great players or anything. And they have a lot of tournament experience and they’ve been here a million times.”
Reflecting on the victory, Ausmus said he believed he played well and chose his spots correctly, while also acknowledging that he had a bit of luck on his side.
“You kind of have to just get a hand and go with it,” he said about short-stacked play. “I mean, you have to play most hands. Especially heads-up. We only lasted two hands heads-up. And we were super short, but you just can’t fold (any) hand(s) hardly.”
Ausmus added that he was happy to win another bracelet at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino before the WSOP moves to a new location next year.
“It feels really good. 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.”
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- 3 Jeremy Ausmus Wins First Gold Bracelet of the 2021 World Series of Poker
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- 6 Tyler Cornell Gets Signature Victory in 2021 WSOP Event #6: $25,000 High Roller ($833,289)
- 7 Jaswinder “Jesse” Lally Wins 2021 WSOP Event #7: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed ($97,915)
- 8 Aces in the Final Hand as Zhi Wu Wins Event #8: $600 Deepstack ($281,604)
- 9 Ari Engel Wins Second WSOP Bracelet in $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 Championship; Hellmuth Fifth
- 10 Michael Perrone Wins 2021 WSOP Event #10: $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em ($152,173)
- 11 Jason Koon Wins Maiden WSOP Bracelet in Event #11: $25K Heads-Up Championship ($243,981)
- 12 Yuval Bronshtein Wins Second WSOP Bracelet in Event #12: $1,500 Limit Hold’em
- 13 Harvey Mathews Wins Event #13: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em ($371,914)
- 14 Lebron Captures Gold; Wins 2021 WSOP Event #14: $1,500 7-Card Stud
- 15 Bradley Jansen Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em ($313,403)
- 16 John Monnette Wins Fourth WSOP Bracelet in Event #16: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship ($245,680)
- 17 Vladimir Peck Wins 2021 WSOP Event #18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball ($134,390)
- 18 DJ Alexander Captures 1st WSOP Bracelet in Event #20: GGPoker Flip & Go ($180,665)
- 19 Phil Hellmuth Denied 16th Bracelet as Anthony Zinno Wins His 3rd in the $10K Stud Championship
- 20 Dylan Linde Wins His First WSOP Bracelet in Event #21: $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo ($170,269)
- 21 Michael Prendergast Wins Maiden Bracelet in Event #24: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack ($127,428)
- 22 Ryan Leng Wins Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed for $137,969
- 23 Daniel Lazrus Wins 2021 WSOP Millionaire Maker for 2nd Bracelet ($1,000,000)
- 24 Lara Eisenberg wins 2021 World Series of Poker Ladies NLHE Championship
- 25 Czech Pro Dalibor Dula Becomes First European Bracelet Winner at the 2021 WSOP
- 26 Anthony Zinno Wins Fourth Gold Bracelet in Event #27 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
- 27 Scott Ball Celebrates First WSOP Bracelet in Event #25: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em
- 28 Dylan Weisman Wins WSOP Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha for First Bracelet ($166,461)
- 29 Chance Kornuth Wins Third WSOP Bracelet in Event #29: $10,000 Short Deck ($194,670)
- 30 Phil Hellmuth Wins Record 16th World Series of Poker (WSOP) Gold Bracelet
- 31 Jim Collopy Wins 2021 WSOP Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. for Second Gold Bracelet ($172,823)
- 32 Michael Noori Captures First WSOP Bracelet and $610,437 in the Monster Stack
- 33 Ran Koller Wins WSOP Event #33: $800 Eight-Handed No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack ($269,478)
- 34 David “Bakes” Baker Wins Third WSOP Title in Event #34: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
- 35 Anthony Koutsos Wins First WSOP Bracelet In Event #35: $500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em ($167,272)
- 36 Adam Friedman Defeats Phil Hellmuth to Win WSOP $10k Dealer’s Choice for Third Straight Year
- 37 Karolis Sereika Wins First WSOP Bracelet in Event #37: $1,500 Super Turbo ($195,310)
- 38 Michael Addamo Wins Third WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event #38: $50K High Roller ($1,132,968)
- 39 Josh Arieh Wins Third Bracelet in Event #39: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha ($204,766)
- 40 Kevin Gerhart Wins Third Career Bracelet in Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
- 41 Bradley Ruben Dazzles in the $1,500 Razz; Wins Third WSOP Bracelet
- 42 “Hobby Player” Carlos Chang Wins First Bracelet in $2,500 NLHE Freezeout
- 43 Ryan Hansen Wins First WSOP Bracelet in Event #44: $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold’em ($109,692)
- 44 Chad Norton Wins A Bracelet in His First-Ever WSOP Event!
- 45 Kazuki ‘hyahhoo3’ Ikeuchi Wins WSOP Online Event #5: $1,000 NLH ($152,797)
- 46 France’s Alexandre Reard Wins 2021 WSOP Event #47: $5,000 Freezeout NLH ($428,694)
- 47 Tommy Le Wins WSOP $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship For Second Time
- 48 Brian Rast Wins Fifth Bracelet; Sets Sights on Poker Hall of Fame
- 49 Premonition Becomes Reality as Darrin Wright Wins First WSOP Bracelet
- 50 Dreams to Win a WSOP Bracelet Come True for Anthony Denove in the $1K Double Stack
- 51 Farzad Bonyadi Wins Fourth Bracelet in $10K 2-7 NL Single Draw, Ends Sixteen-Year Drought
- 52 Poker Philanthropist Gershon Distenfeld Wins WSOP Bracelet, Pledges All Winnings to Charity ($204K)
- 53 Nicholas Julia Wins Event #54: $2,500 Nine-Game Mix 6-Handed ($168,608)
- 54 Shaun Deeb Wins 5th Bracelet in WSOP Event #53: $25,000 PLO ($1,251,860)
- 55 Robert McMillan Wins 2021 WSOP Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship ($561,060)
- 56 Ben Yu Wins Fourth Bracelet in Event #56: $10,000 6-Handed NLH Championship ($721,453)
- 57 Anatolii Zyrin Defeats Massive Field in Colossus to Claim Second WSOP Bracelet ($314,705)
- 58 Brian Yoon Wins Fourth Bracelet in Event #57: $10,000 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship ($839,350)
- 59 John ‘Relevancy’ Ripnick Wins WSOP Online Bracelet Event #6: $666 NLH ($114,898)
- 60 Team Ruter Crowned Event #59: $1,000 Tag Team Champions ($113,366)
- 61 Jean-Luc Adam Wins First Bracelet and $255,623 in Event #58: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em
- 62 Kevin Gerhart Earns Fourth WSOP Bracelet in Event #62: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better ($186,789)
- 63 From Online Crusher to WSOP Gold: Eelis Parssinen Wins Event #64: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha
- 64 Cole Ferraro Comes From Behind to Win WSOP Event #61: $600 Deepstack Championship ($252,491)
- 65 Eric Zhang Wins 2021 WSOP Event #63: $500 Salute to Warriors ($102,465)
- 66 Jermaine Reid Reschedules Flight Before Winning WSOP Event #69: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better ($113,459)
- 67 Mourad Amokrane Dominates the Final Table On His Way to Winning Event #71: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha
- 68 Scott Ball Wins Second WSOP Bracelet in Event #68 $1,111 Little One for One Drop
- 69 Motoyoshi Okamura Wins Event #72: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha for $209,716
- 70 David Moses Wins Maiden Bracelet in 2021 WSOP Event #70: $888 Crazy Eights ($888,888)
- 71 Romain Lewis Captures 1st Bracelet in 2021 WSOP Event #76: $10K Super Turbo Bounty
- 72 Brian Hastings Becomes 29th Player in WSOP History to Claim Five Gold Bracelets
- 73 Denis Strebkov Wins His Second WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event #74: $2,500 Big Bet Mix
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- 75 Chad Himmelspach Comes Back From a Single Blind to Win WSOP Event #75: $1,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em ($270,877)
- 76 Paulo Joanello Makes Dream Come True After Winning First WSOP Bracelet in Event #77 $1,500 Fifty Stack ($321,917)
- 77 Adrian Mateos Wins the $250K Super High Roller for Fourth WSOP Gold Bracelet ($3,265,262)
- 78 Ausmus Denies Hellmuth and Negreanu; Wins Third WSOP Bracelet in the $50K PLO High Roller ($1,188,918)