The first gold bracelet awarded at the 2021 World Series of Poker went to poker pro Jeremy Ausmus. The 42-year-old Las Vegas resident defeated a field of 260 total entries in the $1,000 buy-in COVID-19 relief no-limit hold’em charity event, earning his second WSOP gold bracelet and the first-place prize of $48,681.
This year’s $1,000 COVID-19 Relief No-Limit Hold’em tournament was added to the World Series of Poker schedule to raise money for “charitable organizations benefiting frontline health workers.” With $100 from each buy-in withheld for charity and 266 total entrants, the event raised $26,600 for the cause.
This tournament was third to kick off on the first day of the WSOP, but with a fast-paced structure, it was the first to come to a conclusion.
“This final table was less than an hour and a half, and last night I registered at 9:00 and played until 3:30, so it was like eight hours to win a tournament,” said Ausmus. “The turbos are a lot of fun. You just get all-in a lot and try to win, and I won most of my all-ins, so.”