Jamie Gold Biography
Career Winnings: $12,115,351
2007 Winnings: $14,078
Bluff/ESPN Ranking: 531st
Cardplayer Ranking: None
In 2007 Jamie Gold, the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event winner, hasn’t had very much success. He cashed twice in smaller WSOP events, but that is as far as he’s gone.
Jamie Gold was born on August 29, 1965 in New York City. He surprised the poker world win his victory at the 2006 WSOP and unfortunately for him, he made many enemies along the way. At the poker table, Jamie Gold was arrogant, snobbish, and a generally bad person as he disregarded rules of politeness and etiquette. Because of this, he may be the most despised Main Event champions in the history of the game.
At the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event, Jamie Gold was an unwanted presence. He constantly annoyed the other players with his attitude, he would tell people what he had, he flashed his cards, and he always belittled his opponents’ play whenever he won a big hand. Also, Jamie agreed to split his winnings with a partner who helped him get some celebrities to wear Bodog Poker apparel as a way to advertise the poker room. Jamie didn’t complete the deal by sharing his winnings, and faced a lawsuit from his partner. The lawsuit was settled, but Jamie Gold’s image took another beating. Jamie has very few fans and one of his few friends at the 2006 WSOP was his poker mentor, Johnny Chan, who simply wanted to see his student do well in the tournament.
Despite his poker win, Jamie Gold has not quit his job. He is a television producer and was also a talent agent. In his work he has helped many different people enter the entertainment industry and become stars, with his biggest success being James Gandolfini from the now ended TV show, The Sopranos.
Jamie Gold agreed to represent Bodog Poker after the 2006 WSOP, signing a two-year contract. However, Bodog ended the contract in January 2007 due to focus more of their marketing efforts on the European continent.
On an interesting sidenote, Jamie Gold lives in Malibu, California and is a neighbor of professional poker player Chris Ferguson, who won the 2000 WSOP Main Event.
Visit Jamie at his official website – JamieGold.com