Monday, June 13, 2022 11:14 PM Local Time
Jeremy Ausmus Wins Fourth Bracelet in Event #23: $3,000 Limit Hold'em ($142,147)
The final day of Event #23: $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold'em at the 2022 World Series of Poker is over and Jeremy Ausmus finished first to take home the top prize of $142,147 and his fourth gold bracelet. He also joined an exclusive group of only 64 others who have four WSOP bracelets and he is now eligible for the WSOP Poker Hall of Fame.
This event started with 213 total entries for a total prize pool of $568,710 and there were just nine remaining on Day 3 to battle it out for the championship.
Event #23 Final Table Payouts
|1||Jeremy Ausmus||United States||$142,147|
|2||Michael Rocco||United States||$87,854|
|3||Gabe Ramos||United States||$59,486|
|4||Zachary Grech||United States||$41,191|
|5||Mike Lancaster||United States||$29,185|
|6||Andrew Kelsall||United States||$21,170|
Ausmus was second in chips to start the day and had a strong stack throughout the day but the final table was volatile and there was a lot of back and forth with chips. There were a few moments where Ausmus was short stacked and even all in before he rose back up to beat the Day 2 chip leader, Michael Rocco and win the event.
When talking about the big swings he experienced on the final table, Ausmus said, "It's just kind of the nature of limit, well poker in general but limit especially is very aggressive with a lot of three-betting and raising flops and raising turns- it's very volatile and frustrating at times. But then I just ran good against Rocco who plays heads-up lots and the win feels good."
Final Table Action
Nine players started the day and with Kevin Erickson getting knocked out early on and Shaun Deeb shortly after, they moved over to the unofficial 7-handed final table. Robert Como was the first one eliminated here to make it six-handed.
Former bracelet winner, Andrew Kelsall was the next one to be sent to the rail and although Mike Lancaster hit quad aces on Ausmus, that wasn't enough to keep him in and he exited the tournament in fifth place.
With no dinner break scheduled, the remaining four traded chips back and forth for a while before Zachary Grech busted out with a bad beat from Rocco's runner-runner full house over the flush that Grech flopped.
The third place finish went to Gabe Ramos who unluckily was up with jacks against Ausmus slow playing pocket aces.
Going into heads-up play, Ausmus had a slight chip lead over Rocco and despite a few swings held it until he hit a huge hand and soared to the lead with almost all of the chips in play. Rocco was left with 330,000 after one particularly bad beat and the big moment came on the next hand when he got it all in with ace-seven and Ausmus took him out with king-five, hitting a straight on the river.
Congratulations to Jeremy Ausmus for winning his fourth bracelet in Event #23: $3,000 Limit Hold-em 6-Handed!
This concludes the PokerNews coverage of this event but keep tuning in to follow all of the exciting action throughout the rest of the the 2022 WSOP at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.
Monday, June 13, 2022 9:23 PM Local Time
Michael Rocco Eliminated in 2nd Place ($87,854)
Jeremy Ausmus raised and Michael Rocco pushed his remaining chips in the middle. Ausmus completed to create the following showdown:
Rocco had the best starting hand but the board ran out , giving a straight on the river to Ausmus and eliminating Rocco at the second place of the podium for $87,854.
Both players shook hands and Ausmus, now four-time WSOP bracelet winner ran to his rail.
Stay tuned for a full recap of today's action.
|Jeremy Ausmus||8,520,000||330,000 |
|Michael Rocco||0||-330,000 |
Monday, June 13, 2022 9:18 PM Local Time
Ausmus Leaves Rocco with Crumbs
On the first hand, Jeremy Ausmus raised and Michael Rocco made the call.
The flop appeared and Rocco check-raised Ausmus, who eventually called. The turn was the and Rocco bet, called by Ausmus.
The river was the and and Rocco bet again, called by Ausmus who revealed for a pair of fives. Rocco, with , conceded the pot to his opponent and dropped down to a stack worth 650,000.
The following hand, Rocco raised and Ausmus three-bet, called by Rocco.
The flop fell and Rocco quickly fold after a bet from Ausmus.
|Jeremy Ausmus||8,190,000||970,000 |
|Michael Rocco||330,000||-970,000 |
Monday, June 13, 2022 9:06 PM Local Time
Ausmus Hits Ace
On a flop of , Michael Rocco checked to Jeremy Ausmus who bet, Rocco then raised and Ausmus called.
The turn was a which Rocco bet and received another call from Ausmus.
An hit on the river, Rocco bet, Ausmus called and they showed their hands. Rocco had for kings and eights and Ausmus had for kings and aces.
|Jeremy Ausmus||7,220,000||1,720,000 |
|Michael Rocco||1,300,000||-1,720,000 |
Monday, June 13, 2022 9:00 PM Local Time
Ausmus Takes the Lead
On a board reading , Jeremy Ausmus made a bet and Michael Rocco quickly raised. Ausmus responded by a re-raise, putting Rocco into a decision.
After some time, Rocco ended up folding and Ausmus grabbed the pot.
|Jeremy Ausmus||5,500,000||480,000 |
|Michael Rocco||3,020,000||-480,000 |
Monday, June 13, 2022 8:52 PM Local Time
Ausmus Takes One to Rocco
In a raised pot, the flop read when Michael Rocco check-called a bet from Jeremy Ausmus. The turn brought the and Rocco check-called once more.
On the river, Rocco checked again and tanked for a moment before calling a third barrel from Ausmus. The latter showed for two pair and Rocco immediatly mucked his cards.
|Jeremy Ausmus||5,020,000||400,000 |
|Michael Rocco||3,500,000||-400,000 |
Monday, June 13, 2022 8:47 PM Local Time
Rocco and Ausmus Trade Chips
Jeremy Ausmus raised on the button and Michael Rocco responded with a 3-bet which Ausmus called. The flop came down and Rocco bet and got a call from Ausmus.
The turn was a and Rocco bet and Ausmus called again.
A came on the river and Rocco bet and won the hand as Ausmus folded.
|Jeremy Ausmus||4,620,000||-1,700,000 |
|Michael Rocco||3,900,000||1,700,000 |
Monday, June 13, 2022 8:37 PM Local Time
Ausmus Gets Paid by Rocco
On a flop in a three-bet pot, Jeremy Ausmus and Michael Rocco checked.
The turn brought more cation. Ausmus bet and Rocco raised. Another raise followed from Ausmus, who then called a last five-bet raise from Rocco.
The river brought the and Ausmus checked before facing a bet from Rocco. Ausmus re-raised it and Rocco went deep into the tank, before calling with for a set of queens. Ausmus revealed for the flush and scooped the big pot.
|Jeremy Ausmus||6,320,000||1,750,000 |
|Michael Rocco||2,200,000||-1,750,000 |
Monday, June 13, 2022 8:32 PM Local Time
Rocco Catches Up on Ausmus
On a first hand, Michael Rocco raised and Jeremy Ausmus called to see a flop . Ausmus check-called a bet from Rocco.
The turn was the and this time Ausmus check-folded.
A few hands later, Rocco raised again and Ausmus called. Both checked on the flop and the showed up on the turn. Ausmus check-folded this time after another bet from Rocco.
On the last hand, the flop showed when Ausmus bet and Rocco called. The turn was the and went check-check.
On the river, Ausmus bet and Rocco quickly raised. Ausmus called but mucked when he saw in Rocco's hand.
|Jeremy Ausmus||4,570,000||-1,550,000 |
|Michael Rocco||3,950,000||1,550,000 |
Monday, June 13, 2022 8:15 PM Local Time
Gabe Ramos Eliminated in 3rd Place ($59,486)
Gabe Ramos three-bet on the small blind, Michael Rocco in the big blind got out of the way and Jeremy Ausmus called.
The flop came down and Ramos fired out a bet which Ausmus called.
A came on the turn; Ramos bet again and Ausmus raised. Ramos re-raised and Ausmus re-raised him putting him all in.
A came on the river and aces held up for Ausmus, knocking Ramos out of the tournament in third place.
|Jeremy Ausmus||6,120,000||925,000 |
|Michael Rocco||2,400,000||-400,000 |
|Gabe Ramos||0||-610,000 |
Monday, June 13, 2022 8:10 PM Local Time
PokerNews Podcast: Hellmuth Positive for COVID; Winner Interviews w/ Seiver, Smith & More
In the latest edition of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway and Jesse Fullen come to you from the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) and talk about the big stories from Bally's and Paris Las Vegas. That includes Phil Hellmuth and other pros testing positive for COVID, Cory Zeidman issuing a statement regarding the federal sports betting charges he's facing, and recapping bracelet winners such as Henry Acain, who won the massive Housewarming Event.
Guests on this episode include recent bracelet winners Scott Seiver, Dan Smith, Brad Ruben, and Amnon Filippi, as well as Matt Berkey, who opens up about his successful Only Friends show.
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Monday, June 13, 2022 8:03 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Monday, June 13, 2022 7:44 PM Local Time
The three remaining players are now on their way to a 20-minute break.
Monday, June 13, 2022 7:44 PM Local Time
Ausmus Shows the Nuts to Ramos
The board was showing when Gabe Ramos check-called a last bet from Jeremy Ausmus.
"Nuts" said Ausmus while turning over for the straight flush, leaving Ramos short stack after that hand.
|Jeremy Ausmus||5,195,000||2,895,000 |
|Michael Rocco||2,800,000||400,000 |
|Gabe Ramos||610,000||-2,415,000 |
Monday, June 13, 2022 7:41 PM Local Time
Zachary Grech Eliminated in 4th Place ($41,191)
With Michael Rocco under the gun and Zachary Grech in the small blind position, the flop read . The heads-up opponents re-raised each other until Grech was all in and cards went up.
With Grech flopping a flush, the table, including Rocco thought Grech had the hand in the bag. The turn came down an and the river was an and the room went crazy as Rocco went runner-runner to hit eights full of queens in a sick beat that sent Grech out of the tournament.
|Michael Rocco||2,400,000||20,000 |
|Zachary Grech||0||-950,000 |
Monday, June 13, 2022 7:29 PM Local Time
Sevens Are Good for Ramos
In a raised pot between Gabe Ramos and Zachary Grech, the flop showed when both Ramos and Grech checked.
The turn was the and went also check-check to see a on the river. Ramos bet and Grech made the call, but mucked his cards when he saw in Ramos's hand.
|Gabe Ramos||3,025,000||405,000 |
|Zachary Grech||950,000||-150,000 |
Monday, June 13, 2022 7:25 PM Local Time
Three-Way Pot for Ausmus
Gabe Ramos raised and Zachary Grech called in the small blind, followed by Jeremy Ausmus in the big blind.
The flop came and it checked to Ramos who made a bet. Grech called and Ausmus decided to raise it. After some consideration, both Ramos and Grech let it go.
|Gabe Ramos||2,620,000||-510,000 |
|Michael Rocco||2,380,000||180,000 |
|Jeremy Ausmus||2,300,000||470,000 |
|Zachary Grech||1,100,000||-800,000 |
Monday, June 13, 2022 7:20 PM Local Time
Grech Rivers Straight
In a battle of the blinds with Michael Rocco in the small and Zachary Grech in the big, it was heads-up on the river with a board of showing.
Rocco checked to Grech who bet and sent Rocco in to the tank before finally calling. Grech flipped over which made a straight to the nine and was good for the win as Rocco mucked his hand.
|Michael Rocco||2,200,000||-60,000 |
|Zachary Grech||1,900,000||180,000 |
Monday, June 13, 2022 7:08 PM Local Time
Ausmus Doubles on Rocco
The board showed when Jeremy Ausmus bet and saw a raise from Michael Rocco. Ausmus considered his move for a minute and re-raise, with only 20,000 chips left behind. Rocco quickly raised again and Ausmus called with his last chips for the following showdown:
Ausmus had the best hand and doubled up after the completed the board.
|Michael Rocco||2,260,000||-1,160,000 |
|Jeremy Ausmus||1,830,000||1,000,000 |
Monday, June 13, 2022 7:03 PM Local Time
Ausmus Chipping Down
Michael Rocco raised on the button and got a call from Jeremy Ausmus in the big blind.
The flop gave and Ausmus bet, followed by a raise from Rocco. Ausmus made the call and the turn brought the . This time Ausmus check-called.
The came on the river and Ausmus check-called one last time. Rocco revealed for two pair and scooped the pot as Ausmus mucked his cards.
|Michael Rocco||3,420,000||320,000 |
|Gabe Ramos||3,130,000||580,000 |
|Zachary Grech||1,720,000||-80,000 |
|Jeremy Ausmus||830,000||-1,620,000 |