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2022 53rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Saturday, June 11, 2022 to Monday, June 13, 2022

Event #23: $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold’em

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  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $568,710
  • Entries: 213
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, June 13, 2022 11:14 PM Local Time
Jeremy Ausmus Wins Fourth Bracelet in Event #23: $3,000 Limit Hold'em ($142,147)

Jeremy Ausmus

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

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Jeremy AusmusUnited States$142,147
2Michael RoccoUnited States$87,854
3Gabe RamosUnited States$59,486
4Zachary GrechUnited States$41,191
5Mike LancasterUnited States$29,185
6Andrew KelsallUnited 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.

Heads-Up Action

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)

Michael Rocco

Jeremy Ausmus raised and Michael Rocco pushed his remaining chips in the middle. Ausmus completed to create the following showdown:

Michael Rocco:   
Jeremy Ausmus:   

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 Ausmus8,520,000330,000
Michael Rocco0-330,000
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 Ausmus8,190,000970,000
Michael Rocco330,000-970,000
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 Ausmus7,220,0001,720,000
Michael Rocco1,300,000-1,720,000
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 Ausmus5,500,000480,000
Michael Rocco3,020,000-480,000
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 Ausmus5,020,000400,000
Michael Rocco3,500,000-400,000
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 Ausmus4,620,000-1,700,000
Michael Rocco3,900,0001,700,000
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 Ausmus6,320,0001,750,000
Michael Rocco2,200,000-1,750,000
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 Ausmus4,570,000-1,550,000
Michael Rocco3,950,0001,550,000
Monday, June 13, 2022 8:15 PM Local Time
Gabe Ramos Eliminated in 3rd Place ($59,486)

Gabe Ramos

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.

Gabe Ramos:   
Jeremy Ausmus:   

A   came on the river and aces held up for Ausmus, knocking Ramos out of the tournament in third place.

Jeremy Ausmus6,120,000925,000
Michael Rocco2,400,000-400,000
Gabe Ramos0-610,000
Monday, June 13, 2022 8:10 PM Local Time
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Monday, June 13, 2022 8:03 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 0
Monday, June 13, 2022 7:44 PM Local Time
New Break

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 Ausmus5,195,0002,895,000
Michael Rocco2,800,000400,000
Gabe Ramos610,000-2,415,000
Monday, June 13, 2022 7:41 PM Local Time
Zachary Grech Eliminated in 4th Place ($41,191)

Zachary Grech

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.

Zachary Grech:   
Michael Rocco:   

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 Rocco2,400,00020,000
Zachary Grech0-950,000
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 Ramos3,025,000405,000
Zachary Grech950,000-150,000
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 Ramos2,620,000-510,000
Michael Rocco2,380,000180,000
Jeremy Ausmus2,300,000470,000
Zachary Grech1,100,000-800,000
Monday, June 13, 2022 7:20 PM Local Time
Grech Rivers Straight

Zachary Grech

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 Rocco2,200,000-60,000
Zachary Grech1,900,000180,000
Monday, June 13, 2022 7:08 PM Local Time
Ausmus Doubles on Rocco

Jeremy Ausmus

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:

Jeremy Ausmus:   
Michael Rocco:   

Ausmus had the best hand and doubled up after the   completed the board.

Michael Rocco2,260,000-1,160,000
Jeremy Ausmus1,830,0001,000,000
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 Rocco3,420,000320,000
Gabe Ramos3,130,000580,000
Zachary Grech1,720,000-80,000
Jeremy Ausmus830,000-1,620,000