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American poker pro Jeremy Ausmus is the latest gold bracelet winner at the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe and although he treasures the experience of winning a WSOP title, his ultimate goal in poker is to provide for his family. Ausmus has a long list of cashes at the WSOP, highlighted by a final table appearance at the 2012 WSOP Main Event. He's already racked up 24 career WSOP cashes and now he's got a gold bracelet to add to his list of accomplishments.
Everyone wants a bracelet. And I've had a few cracks at it recently, and just keep coming up short. I kept getting closer and closer, kind of, and then I finally did it. So, it feels awesome. It's hard to compare things to the main event, that's a whole other animal, but I feel great.
Because I've been here a few times and didn't get it, it makes it sweeter when you actually get it. Probably a lot of people who just go win a bracelet when they start poker or whatever, they don't, maybe, appreciate it enough. They think it's easy. It seems easy when you just won a tournament, it seems easy. But all the pros know, it's hard to do.
My main goal in poker is just to make money, really. I mean, the notoriety, the fame and all that, it's cool, it's fun, it's not my main goal. It is nice to get recognized among your peers as a top player. I honestly have a lot of PLO experience. I kind of felt like the shorter the stacks, the better off I am. I played a lot of, a decent amount of Cap PLO online. It was kind of slow, back and forth, but it's just with no antes, it's just a slower process in general, so.
I did used to just be a cash game player mainly, but I would play the Sunday tournament. And then towards Black Friday, I was starting to play a lot more tournaments. I just felt really good about my tournament game for three years now. It's fun, tournaments are a lot more exciting. So, they're fun, I like them.