Poker Masters kicks off with a win for Jeremy Ausmus

Jon Pill
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Posted on: September 23, 2022 8:48 am EDT

Purple jackets are back in season with the kick-off of the 2022 Poker Masters series. Jeremy Ausmus got off to a good start at this year’s edition of the series, winning Event #1: $10,000 No Limit Hold’em for $204,000.

The opening event attracted 85 entries but by the time Day 1 ended, there were just seven players left. Ausmus lead those seven with a significant chip lead.

The final table was name-dense, with Cary Katz (7th – $42,500) and Erik Seidel (3rd – $102,000) busting out before Nick Shulman and Ausmus went heads up for the title.

Shulman was behind in chips at the start of heads up play. A tug of war ensued in which the chip lead moved to Shulman and back. Ausmus moved all in putting Shulman to a decision for his whole stack and Shulman called.

Shulman flipped over the A3 off-suit and Ausmus showed pocket sevens. The dealer killed Shulman quickly with seven and two high cards on the flop.

Shulman took home $144,500 for second place.

More Poker Masters action to come

Last year, the winner’s jacket had to be tailored to Michael Addamo’s dimensions. However, Addamo has yet to cash this year, but do keep an eye out for him when the series starts to wind down. Last year, Addamo’s victory came at the last minute. He won the jacket with a pair of wins in the last two events of the series

Event #2—another $10,000 no-limit hold ’em event—is halfway done underway with Michael Brinkenhoff leading a shark-infested final table that included Daniel Negreanu, and still includes Masashi Oya and Alex Foxen.

The 2022 Poker Master’s final tables will all be filmed live in the PokerGO studio at the Aria. You can watch them live and recorded on the PokerGO streaming service.

2022 Poker Masters Event #1: $10,000 No Limit Hold’em complete results

PositionPlayer NameCountryPayout
1stJeremy AusmusUnited States$204,000
2ndNick SchulmanUnited States$144,500
3rdErik SeidelUnited States$102,000
4thAnthony HuUnited States$85,000
5thJacky WangChina$68,000
6thCole FerraroUnited States$51,000
7thCary KatzUnited States$42,500
8thSergio AidoSpain$34,000
9thMichael JozoffUnited States$34,000
10thMatthew WantmanUnited States$25,500
11thMasashi OyaJapan$25,500
12thKristina HolstUnited States$17,000
13thBen YuUnited States$17,000

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