Jeremy Ausmus: 2012 WSOP October Nine

Jeremy Ausmus
Jeremy Ausmus enters the final table last in chips.

Local Las Vegas poker pro Jeremy Ausmus has made the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event final table.

Originally from Colorado, Ausmus got into poker by watching the movie Rounders and playing poker with friends in college.

Ausmus graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in economics before moving to Las Vegas to pursue his dream of playing poker professionally.

That was in 2006 and although he’s already enjoyed a successful career as a live cash-game player, Ausmus now has a chance to change his life forever although he will enter the final table last in chips with 9,805,000.

Ausmus had $1.2 million in live tournament earnings previous to this Main Event, and had cashed at the WSOP 14 times.

In fact, Ausmus had already cashed at the WSOP eight times this summer alone before playing the Main Event.

Ausmus also played online poker before Black Friday, under the screenname “TheTaker”.

Notable Quote from Jeremy Ausmus

“There’s a lot of luck in tournaments, no one’s going to deny that, but this is where you really want to run good in a tournament and go deep.”

Name: Jeremy Ausmus

Age: 32

Hometown: Las Vegas (By way of Colorado)

Online poker name: TheTaker

Occupation: Professional poker player

Jeremy Ausmus is last in chips with 9,805,000.

To see how he got to the final table, and to follow the action in October, check out our WSOP Main Event Live Updates.

Read More WSOP 2012 October Nine Player Bios and Videos

We've got profiles of each and every October Niner, along with video interviews. Use the links below to get to know the guys who have a shot at this year's world championship.

About Matthew Showell

Matt Showell was born and raised in the fair city of Vancouver, Canada. He now spends the bulk of his time traveling the globe, reporting on the world’s biggest poker tournaments. Matt has lived and breathed poker since the end of high school when he learned the most common variants at home games with his friends. In university he made his living playing low-stakes cash games and multi-table tournaments online while following the professional circuit on television and the Internet and in magazines.

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