Jeremy Ausmus collected his sixth career World Series of Poker gold bracelet on Tuesday night after he topped the 321-entry field of the $3,200 NLHE High Roller (Online Event #8) for $360,036. With the victory Ausmus is now in a 11-way tie for fifth place on the WSOP all-time bracelet leaderboard, becoming just the 19th player in history to win six or more bracelets.
That alone is a remarkable achievement in the world of poker, but for Ausmus, it’s the unprecedented speed with which he’s collected the majority of his bracelets that makes his latest victory so exceptional. While Ausmus’ first bracelet win took place nearly a decade ago (he took down a €1,650 PLO Bracelet at the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe at the Casino Barriere in France), he’s earned his last five bracelets in under two years. 629 days to be exact. And no one is even close to having accumulated as many bracelets in such a short amount of time.
Ausmus’ high-speed bracelet chase demonstrates all the qualities of a well-rounded, top-flight pro. He’s proven himself both live and online as well as in a variety of disciplines. It kicked off at the one-off Fall 2021 WSOP where he picked up bracelet #2 by winning the big-field $1,000 COVID-19 Relief Charity Event (Event #3) for $48,687 and then later that same Series outlasting the pro-heavy $50,000 PLO High Roller for $1,188,918 – the second highest score of his career right behind his fifth-place finish in the 2012 WSOP Main Event.
He returned just six months later to the 2022 WSOP where he bested pro Michael Rocco heads-up in the $3,000 Limit Hold’em (Event #23) to pick up another $142,147 and bracelet #4. Later that same year, in September, bracelet #5 came courtesy of a domestic WSOP Online bracelet series when Ausmus denied Nick Schulman (in what would have been the fourth of his career) for the $51,807 first-place prize.
With his latest bracelet win, Ausmus ascends the leaderboard and joins the ranks of a number of Poker Hall of Famers including Daniel Negreanu, John Hennigan, and Layne Flack with six total. And even before his late-night online win for bracelet #6, Ausmus’ peers were in awe of not just his recent bracelet run but the totality of his career. And that includes some calling for the 43-year-old to be considered for nomination for the Poker Hall of Fame of his own.
Should Ausmus begin to garner support for a run at the Poker Hall of Fame, he’s going to be in some excellent company. It’s also a crowded field as the backlog of potentially deserving players continues to expand year over year.
Ausmus is the second player in 2023 to earn their sixth bracelet with Shaun Deeb (not Hall of Fame eligible as of yet) picking up his sixth less than a week prior. Also, this series has seen a number of five-time winners including Josh Arieh, who was nominated for the Poker Hall of Fame last year, Benny Glaser and Brian Yoon, both of whom have plenty of time to earn more WSOP hardware before they reach the minimum age requirement of 40 years old before they can be considered.