Jeremy Eyer made his first World Series of Poker final table appearance count. On Tuesday, June 6, Eyer finished atop the field in Event #12: $5,000 NL Hold’em Freezeout at the 2023 WSOP for a $649,550 score and his first gold bracelet.
Eyer entered the final day of play with the chip lead, and he was second in chips when the livestreamed final table of six began. From there, Eyer worked his way to heads-up play against Brazilian Felipe Ramos. Despite Ramos taking out Nozomu Shimizu in third place, Eyer was the one with the chip lead to begin heads-up play. Eyer and Ramos battled for around two hours before a queens-versus-jacks clash ended it all.
On the final hand, Eyer picked up pocket queens and Ramos picked up pocket jacks. The money went in, Eyer flopped a full house, and that was that.
Prior to this result, Eyer’s best live tournament score was worth $144,384. His $649,550 score in this event blew that out of the water and pushed him to nearly $1,500,000 in career live tournament earnings, according to TheHendonMob.com.
|1st||Jeremy Eyer||United States||$649,550|
|4th||Jinho Hong||South Korea||$208,158|
|5th||Ronald Minnis||United States||$153,032|
|6th||Jeffrey Halcomb||United States||$114,102|
|8th||Shiva Dudani||United States||$66,226|
Event #12: $5,000 NL Hold’em Freezeout attracted a field of 735 entries to generate a prize pool of nearly $3,400,000. Sixteen players returned for the third and final day, and it was Jeremy Eyer out in front. He was trailed fairly closely by Felipe Ramos, and as things turned out, Eyer and Ramos found themselves heads-up for the gold bracelet.
After the field was cut down to six, the players were moved to the PokerGO feature table stage for the the livestream. Ramos had the chip lead when the livestream began. Right off the bat, Jeffrey Halcomb hit the rail in sixth place when his ace-queen couldn’t out-flip the pocket nines of Jinho Hong. Shortly thereafter, Ronald Minnis was knocked out by the entertaining Nozomu Shimizu. Minnis ran his ace-two of diamonds into the ace-ten of Shimizu to bust.
With four players remaining, Shimizu found a big double up when he four-bet jammed ten-nine of spades against Hong’s ace-king. Hong made the call, but a ten on the turn gave Shimizu a big double up. Hong was left short and fought his way up off the mat, but he ultimately couldn’t go any further and busted in fourth.
Next to go was Shimizu, running ace-ten into the ace-queen of Ramos, and that set up heads-up play between Eyer and Ramos.
Both Eyer and Ramos were looking to win their first WSOP gold bracelet. The duel was a tight one and the lead changed hands a few times. Eventually, Eyer started to extend the gap before the big final hand came up. On the final hand, Ramos raised and then four-bet jammed on the button with pocket jacks Eyer had two queens and made the quick call. Eyer flopped a full house to leave Ramos needing runner-runner jacks to stay alive. It didn’t come and Ramos was eliminated in second place.