On Sunday, Sept. 18 Jeremy Ausmus squared off against Nick Schulman heads-up with a World Series of Poker Online bracelet on the line. Just four days later, on Thursday, Sept. 22, the same pair of players found themselves as the final two in the kickoff event of the 2022 Poker Masters high roller series in the PokerGO studio in ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Ausmus emerged victorious in both events, first winning his fifth WSOP bracelet, and then his third PokerGO Tour event title. His most recent victory also came with $204,000 in prize money. Ausmus defeated a field of 85 entries in the event to earn that payout, which was the largest awarded from the $850,000 prize pool. The 2022 PokerGO Cup champion is now the frontrunner in the race for the Poker Masters Purple Jacket, which is awarded to the points leader at the end of the series along with a $50,000 championship bonus.
“I’ve got my sights set on a cool purple jacket,” Ausmus posted on Twitter after winning, punctuating his statement with the popular ‘eyes’ emoji.
The 43-year-old poker pro earned 204 PGT points as the champion of this event, enough to move him into 14th place on that leaderboard. He also secured 480 Card Player Player of the Year points for what was his fifth POY-qualified title run of the year. With 18 final-table finishes and more than $2.6 million in POY earnings accrued thus far, he now sits in second place in the 2022 POY race standings, which are presented by Global Poker. Ausmus trails current leader Stephen Chidwick by 1,316 points.
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