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Friday, October 1, 2021 6:35 PM Local Time
Jeremy Ausmus Wins Event #3: $1,000 Covid-19 Charity Relief Event for $48,681
Jeremy Ausmus almost didn't play in the $1,000 Covid-19 No-Limit Hold'em Charity event. The longtime poker player and commentator braved the long registration lines at the Rio Convention Center Thursday, making it into the tournament shortly before the end of late registration.
Less than 24 hours later, that decision led to WSOP glory. Ausmus took down series Event #3 Friday afternoon, taking home a $48,681 payday.
The win earned Ausmus his second career WSOP bracelet and brought his lifetime tournament earnings to over the $8.7 million mark.
Event #3: $1,000 Covid-19 Charity Relief Event Final Table Results
Event #3 played with a turbo structure throughout, with 20-minute levels. Day 2 resumed with five players at the final table, and Ausmus claimed the bracelet in less than two hours of play on Friday.
"They're fun," Ausmus said of turbo WSOP events. "They're much lower pressure for everyone. There's less skill; I like to have a few of them in the mix."
"You can just finish a tournament in a couple of days. It's not the truest mark of the skilled players; you need deeper stacks for that. But everyone has fun just getting in there and gambling."
Despite the fast format, Friday's final table included plenty of tough competition. Runner-up Jesse Lonis (2nd - $30,086) came up one spot short of his second career WSOP bracelet.
Lonis held the chip lead going into heads-up play against Ausmus. Ausmus managed a double-up just a few hands into heads up play, and finished the deal in an all-in preflop hand against his fellow WSOP champion.
The final hand saw Ausmus pick up ace-nine suited against Lonis' king-nine suited, and the ace-high held through the runout.
"The tournament in general, for being a $1k at the World Series, was reg-heavy as we say," Ausmus said. "Lots of regulars, and I knew everyone at the final table."
Other top-five finishers included Mitchell Halverson (3rd - $20,960), Asher Conniff (4th - $14,919), and Steve Gross (5th - $10,854).
Ausmus is now a two-time WSOP champion, with his previous bracelet win coming at the 2013 WSOP Europe in Pot-Limit Omaha.
Friday, October 1, 2021 6:12 PM Local Time
Jesse Lonis Eliminated in 2nd Place ($30,086)
Jeremy Ausmus limped, Jesse Lonis shoved for 1,960,000, and Ausmus called.
Lonis hoped for a spade on the river for a chop, but fifth street fell and clinched the bracelet win for Ausmus.
|Jeremy Ausmus||5,320,000||2,720,000 |
|Jesse Lonis||0||-2,600,000 |
Friday, October 1, 2021 5:51 PM Local Time
Ausmus Doubles Through Lonis
Jeremy Ausmus was on the button and Jesse Lonis raised to 420,000.
Ausmus went all-in for 1,300,000 with (TxTx) and Lonis called with .
The board ran out which gave Ausmus two pair for the double up.
|Jeremy Ausmus||2,600,000||1,300,000 |
|Jesse Lonis||2,600,000||-1,300,000 |
Friday, October 1, 2021 5:12 PM Local Time
Mitchell Halverson Eliminated in 3rd Place ($20,960)
Jesse Lonis and Mitchell Halverson got all of the chips in from the blinds. Halverson, in the big blind, was at risk going to the showdown.
The on the turn left Halverson drawing thin, and the river clinched his exit in third place.
|Jesse Lonis||3,900,000||-100,000 |
|Jeremy Ausmus||1,300,000||-45,000 |
|Mitchell Halverson||0||-1,200,000 |
Friday, October 1, 2021 5:01 PM Local Time
Level 28 started
Friday, October 1, 2021 5:00 PM Local Time
Asher Conniff Eliminated in 4th Place ($14,919)
Asher Conniff was in the cutoff and went all-in with .
Jessie Lonis called with .
The board ran out and Lonis won the hand with two pair.
|Jesse Lonis||4,000,000||2,100,000 |
|Asher Conniff||0||-755,000 |
Friday, October 1, 2021 4:48 PM Local Time
Halverson Doubles Through Lonis
Mitchell Halverson opened to 400,000 from the button, Jesse Lonis shoved from the big blind, and Halverson called off for 500,000 total.
Halverson found trip kings on the runout, and he's over a million chips after the double.
|Jesse Lonis||1,900,000||-200,000 |
|Mitchell Halverson||1,200,000||815,000 |
Friday, October 1, 2021 4:34 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Friday, October 1, 2021 4:33 PM Local Time
Steve Gross Eliminated in 5th Place ($10,854)
The action started in the small blind with Steve Gross going all-in with . Jesse Lonis called with in the big blind.
The board ran out , giving Lonis the broadway straight.
|Jesse Lonis||2,100,000||-185,000 |
|Steve Gross||0||-485,000 |
Friday, October 1, 2021 4:30 PM Local Time
Day 2 of the 2021 World Series of Poker Preview
What can you expect on Day 2 of the 2021 World Series of Poker here in fabulous Las Vegas? Here's PokerNews' Erin Webster with all the juicy details.
Friday, October 1, 2021 4:14 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal
Day 2 is underway!
Friday, October 1, 2021 4:14 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
Friday, October 1, 2021 4:01 PM Local Time
The start of Day 2 is delayed, as tournament officials set up the feature table in the Amazon Room.
Friday, October 1, 2021 3:24 PM Local Time
Final Five Play Down to a Bracelet
Day 2 of the $1,000 Covid-19 Relief No-Limit Hold'em Charity Event resumes Friday at 4 p.m. PST in the Amazon room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. The final five players will battle it out for the coveted gold bracelet and a top prize of $48,681. The remaining players are guaranteed at least $10,854.
The players resume play at Level 25 which features blinds of 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 big blind ante. The levels will last 20 minutes each and play will continue until a winner is crowned. The New York native Jesse Lonis is chip leading the event with 2,285,000 chips, if he wins this would be his first WSOP gold bracelet.
Tune in here at PokerNews to find out who will win one of the first bracelets of the series.