Jeremy Ausmus Says Winning Bracelets is Great but He Plays for His Family

Published on 18 October 2013 by Pokerlistings 652

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.