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2024 55th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 to Thursday, June 20, 2024

Event #47: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $100,000
  • Prizepool: $10,836,000
  • Entries: 112
  • Remaining: 0

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Thursday, June 20, 2024 6:11 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 15 hours ago)
"It Was My Time," Chris Hunichen Captures First Bracelet & $2.8M in $100K High Roller

Chris Hunichen

One of the loudest final tables of the 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) so far, one defined by two-outers, three-outers and a rail whose energy would be hard to match, wrapped up tonight with longtime high-stakes pro Chris Hunichen winning his first bracelet and a career-high score of $2,838,389 in Event #47: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em.

"No one's ever due in poker, but I feel like I was due," Hunichen told PokerNews in a winner's interview. "And I've been in this position a couple times, got unlucky, a couple seconds. It was my time."

Hunichen's poker resume includes a runner-up finish in a 2022 online $25,000 High Roller worth $1.3 million and a third place in the 2022 $250,000 Super High Roller for $1.9 million, but a bracelet had eluded "Big Huni." Of the six players who returned for Day 3, only Hunichen and online Swedish wizard Viktor "Isildur1" Blom lacked bracelets.

Blom finished third for $1,311,091 just a week removed from a third-place finish in the $50,000 High Roller, while Jeremy Ausmus was denied a seventh bracelet with a runner-up finish worth. $1,892,260.

Final Table Results

 PlaceWinnerCountryPrize
 1Chris HunichenUnited States$2,838,389
 2Jeremy AusmusUnited States$1,892,260
 3Viktor BlomSweden$1,311,091
 4Chance KornuthUnited States$932,725
 5Aleksejs PonakovsLatvia$681,796
 6Justin SalibaUnited States$512,465
 7Daniel AharoniUnited States$396,396
 8Isaac HaxtonUnited States$315,805

Room Erupts After Two-Outer for Big Huni

The $100,000 High Roller seemed like Ausmus' tournament to win as he doubled through fourth-place finisher Chance Kornuth in the first hand of the day shortly before sending Justin Saliba out in sixth place. Ausmus, who earlier in the week joked on social media about how well he runs at the WSOP, went on to double through Hunichen, despite his queen-jack being dominated by the eventual champion's ace-jack.

It looked like everything would go Ausmus' way as Hunichen found himself all in with pocket fives against the ace-jack of lucky Ausmus, who hit an ace on the turn to leave Hunichen drawing to two outs. But the luck factor shifted as Hunichen hit a five on the river as the screams from his rail resonated through the Horseshoe Event Center.

Chris Hunichen, Jeremy Ausmus
Chris Hunichen

"That was insane," said Hunichen. "I got it in earlier ace-jack off to his queen-jack suited. He hit a straight for a huge pot. It would've given me like 65% of the chips in play … It kind of felt like it was his day. Everything was starting to go his way. And then that magical rivered five. The place erupted and now I have a little bit of life and we're back in the game."

Without question, Hunichen's rail was a main character in the Day 3 action. "Jeremy is so good-looking!" someone from Hunichen's camp yelled at one point in the day. "This is the most collectively handsome heads-up match!"

Chris Hunichen
Chris Hunichen

Did having one of the rowdiest rails of the summer help Hunichen secure the career-defining victory?

"Oh absolutely. They bring all that energy. Everytime I hit a card you heard the place go crazy. Plus, it gets in the heads of the other guys a little bit … Everyone had bracelets, they're all experienced. Anything to throw them a little off their game is a huge thing for me."

"These are my boys, all my friends. My wife was able to show up after my kid's soccer camp. These are all my homies, we live for this shit."

Hunichen also paid tribute to his late father, who passed away last summer.

Birth of Sauron?

As he battled against "Isildur1," Hunichen's rail took it upon themselves to coin Hunichen as "Sauron" as a way of poking fun at the Swede's Lord of the Rings-inspired nickname.

Unlike in the Tolkien trilogy, Sauron defeated Isildur this time around as Blom's king-jack lost out to Hunichen's ace-seven to set up a lopsided heads-up battle between Hunichen and Ausmus.

Viktor Blom
Viktor Blom

As to whether the new nickname will stick, Hunichen said "we'll see."

"When my buddy won a bracelet last year, we started talking about Phil Hellmuth (being) dressed like a Spice Girl. That stuck pretty good, that went viral. We'll see what happens."

Ausmus managed to spike a three-outer to stay alive and eventually took the lead before a final hand that got all in on the flop with Ausmus holding an overpair to Hunichen's top pair. The turn kept Ausmus ahead, but rivered trips gave Hunichen the victory as his rail kept the energy they'd maintained all day.

Hunichen is known for his annual Fourth of July parties and said this year's festivities on the heels of his seven-figure score will be the biggest of all.

"It better be," he said. "Otherwise, I failed at it. If you ain't coming, you're missing out."

Chris Hunichen
Chris Hunichen and Jeremy Ausmus

That concludes the PokerNews live reporting from this event, but there are plenty of other bracelet events underway here at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas.

Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:45 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 15 hours ago)
Jeremy Ausmus Eliminated in 2nd Place ($1,892,260)

Jeremy Ausmus

Chris Hunichen raised to 2,500,000 and Jeremy Ausmus three-bet to 7,500,000.

Hunichen called and the flop came    . Ausmus continued for 7,400,000.

Hunichen raised all in and Ausmus called all in for 24,000,000.

Jeremy Ausmus:   
Chris Hunichen:   

Ausmus was ahead with the over pair against the top pair of Hunichen.

The turn was the  

"I can't believe I'm going to get second in another one of these fucking tournaments man," Hunichen said to his rail, but the   rolled off on the river to improve him to trips.

"Oh my God! Holy shit!" said Hunichen, celebrating wildly with his rail.

The dealer verified the stacks, with Ausmus covered to bust in second place.

Jeremy Ausmus
Jeremy Ausmus
Chris Hunichen67,200,00032,500,000
Jeremy Ausmus0-32,500,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:36 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 15 hours ago)
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 500,000/1,000,000
Ante: 1,000,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:35 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 15 hours ago)
Hunichen Regains Chip Lead

In a limped pot, the flop came    . Chris Hunichen    checked and Jeremy Ausmus    bet 800,000. Hunichen called.

The turn was the   and Hunichen checked again. Ausmus bet 5,000,000 and Hunichen called again.

The river was the   and both players checked. Hunichen took down the pot with his pair of eights after Ausmus's straight draw missed.

Chris Hunichen34,700,0006,600,000
Jeremy Ausmus32,500,000-6,600,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:31 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 15 hours ago)
Ausmus into the Lead

Jeremy Ausmus

In a limped pot, the flop came    . Jeremy Ausmus    checked and Chris Hunichen    bet 1,000,000. Ausmus called.

The turn   gave Ausmus an open-ended straight draw in addition to his pair and flush draw, but was still behind the top pair of Hunichen.

He checked and Hunichen bet 4,000,000.

Ausmus called and the river was the  . Both players checked and Ausmus took down the pot with his better flush.

Jeremy Ausmus39,100,0005,800,000
Chris Hunichen28,100,000-5,800,000
Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:29 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 15 hours ago)
Ace-High No Good for Hunichen

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 1,800,000 with    and Chris Hunichen called with   

The pair checked the     flop and Hunichen checked the   turn. Ausmus bet 1,000,000 and Hunichen called.

The river was the  . Hunichen checked and Ausmus bet 3,500,000.

Hunichen called but mucked when Ausmus showed his pocket pair.

Chris Hunichen33,900,000-7,100,000
Jeremy Ausmus33,300,0007,100,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:25 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 15 hours ago)
Straight for Ausmus

Chris Hunichen    raised to 1,800,000 and Jeremy Ausmus    called.

The pair checked the     flop and Ausmus improved to a straight on the   turn. He checked and Hunichen bet 2,400,000.

Ausmus check-raised to 6,000,000 and Hunichen folded.

Chris Hunichen41,000,000-4,200,000
Jeremy Ausmus26,200,0004,200,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:22 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 15 hours ago)
More Chips for Hunichen

Chris Hunichen    limped and Jeremy Ausmus    raised to 3,200,000. Hunichen three-bet to 8,500,000 and Ausmus folded.

On the next hand, Ausmus    limped and Hunichen    raised to 3,200,000.

Ausmus called and the flop came    . Both players checked and the turn was the  

Hunichen bet 1,600,000 and Ausmus folded.

Chris Hunichen45,200,0007,600,000
Jeremy Ausmus22,000,000-7,600,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:19 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 15 hours ago)
Hunichen Opens a Gap Once More

In a limped pot, Chris Hunichen    and Jeremy Ausmus    both checked the     flop and the turn was the  

Hunichen bet 2,000,000 and Ausmus folded.

On the very next hand, Hunichen    raised to 2,200,000 and Jeremy Ausmus    called. The flop was     and Ausmus check-folded to 800,000 continuation bet.

Chris Hunichen37,600,0003,800,000
Jeremy Ausmus29,600,000-3,800,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:13 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 16 hours ago)
Stacks Are Level

Chris Hunichen - Jeremy Ausmus / Heads. Up

Chris Hunichen    raised to 1,800,000 on the button and Jeremy Ausmus    called.

The flop     gave Ausmus top pair and Hunichen an open-ended straight draw.

Ausmus check-called 1,400,000 and the turn was the  .

Ausmus checked again and Hunichen bet 4,000,000. Ausmus called.

The   completed the board and both players checked. Ausmus's top pair was good and Hunichen mucked.

Chris Hunichen33,800,000-7,200,000
Jeremy Ausmus33,400,0007,200,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:10 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 16 hours ago)
Ausmus Shoves on Hunichen

Jeremy Ausmus    limped on the button and Chris Hunichen    raised to 3,000,000. Ausmus shoved and Hunichen quickly folded

Then, Ausmus    limped the button and Hunichen    raised to 3,200,000 and Ausmus folded.

Chris Hunichen41,000,000-1,800,000
Jeremy Ausmus26,200,0001,800,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:04 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 16 hours ago)
Ausmus Spikes Three Outer to Double

Jeremy Ausmus

Jeremy Ausmus shoved for 11,800,000 and Chris Hunichen thought before calling.

Jeremy Ausmus:   
Chris Hunichen:   

Hunichen was in good shape to wrap up victory, and the flop came    . However, the turn was the   giving Ausmus a pair and the river was the  .

Chris Hunichen42,800,000-10,400,000
Jeremy Ausmus24,400,00010,400,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 4:56 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 16 hours ago)
Hunichen Closes in on Ausmus

Jeremy Ausmus completed on the button with    and Chris Hunichen raised to 2,500,000 with   . Ausmus called.

Hunichen continued for 5,000,000 on the flop of     and Ausmus called. Hunichen then sized up to 14,000,000 on the   turn and Ausmus laid it down.

Chris Hunichen53,200,0007,500,000
Jeremy Ausmus14,000,000-7,500,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 4:48 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 16 hours ago)
Viktor Blom Eliminated in 3rd Place ($1,311,091)

Viktor Blom

Viktor Blom open-jammed for 7,600,000 and Chris Hunichen three-bet in the small blind to isolate.

Viktor Blom:   
Chris Hunichen:   

The flop of     hit both players as Blom made top pair and Hunichen picked up a flush draw. The   turn kept things interesting as Hunichen took the lead, but Blom was left with the hope of making a full house.

It didn't happen as the   bricked off on the river to mark another third-place High Roller finish for Blom.

Chris Hunichen45,700,0008,800,000
Jeremy Ausmus21,500,000-1,500,000
Viktor Blom0-7,600,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 4:45 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 16 hours ago)
Semi-Bluff from Hunichen

Viktor Blom opened to 2,100,000 in the small blind with    and Chris Hunichen defended the big blind with   .

Blom continued for 1,400,000 on the flop of    . Hunichen raised to 9,000,000 with his straight draw and Blom quickly folded his king-high.

Chris Hunichen36,900,0003,800,000
Viktor Blom7,600,000-5,300,000
Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, June 20, 2024 4:42 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 16 hours ago)
Ausmus Gets Value from Ace-High

Jeremy Ausmus

Viktor Blom opened to 1,200,000 on the button with    and Jeremy Ausmus defended his big blind with   .

Ausmus checked on the flop of     and Blom bet 1,200,000. Ausmus called. Ausmus checked again on the   turn and Blom checked back.

Ausmus then bet on the   river and Blom called with ace-high before seeing the bad news.

Jeremy Ausmus23,000,0000
Viktor Blom12,900,000600,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 4:36 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 16 hours ago)
Level 26 started
Level: 26
Blinds: 400,000/800,000
Ante: 800,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 4:35 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 16 hours ago)
Hunichen Three-Bets Blom

Viktor Blom opened to 1,200,000 on the button with   , and Chris Hunichen three-bet to 3,900,000 in the small blind with   . Blom called.

Hunichen continued for 3,400,000 on the flop of     and Blom laid it down.

Chris Hunichen33,100,0004,000,000
Viktor Blom12,300,000-3,900,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 4:28 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 16 hours ago)
Ausmus Four-Bets Blom

Jeremy Ausmus opened on the button with    and Viktor Blom three-bet to 3,800,000 with   . Ausmus clicked it back wit ha four-bet jam worth 18,000,000 and Blom laid it down.

Jeremy Ausmus23,000,000-5,075,000
Viktor Blom16,200,000-500,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 4:22 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 16 hours ago)
An Unbelievable Run for Kornuth
Playtika - Jason Alexander
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