Jamie Gold Collects $120,952 in $1,500 No Limit Hold'em EventPublished on July 2nd, 2015 8:29 am EST
Earlier today, 2006 World Series of Poker champion Jamie Gold collected his largest cash in nearly a decade when he finished in fifth place in Event #59 ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em) for $120,952.
In 2006, Jamie Gold burst onto the scene when he amassed a large stack and demolished the rest of the field in the World Series of Poker main event. The blueberry eating, baseball cap wearing Gold, who infuriated many of his fellow tablemates with his loose play and incessant trash talking, would eventually take down $12 million for his main event victory (that payday would be significantly reduced, however, after Gold settled with TV producer Crispin Leyser. Gold reportedly promised half of his winnings to Leyser, and the two would eventually settle out of court).
Following his massive victory, Gold made the rounds on the tournament circuit, collecting a number of four and five-figure scores. There were, however, no big paydays for Gold after his World Series of Poker main event victory, and he eventually faded out of the spotlight.
At the time of his main event victory, Jamie Gold was #1 on the all-time tournament money list. With each passing day, more and more players passed Gold on the list, until he eventually fell out of the top 10.
Over the years, Jamie Gold has been involved in a number of different ventures, including FreeGoldPoker.com and the "Jamie Gold Poker Room" at the Tropicana Las Vegas. In addition, he remained fairly active in lower buy-in tournaments and cash games in the Las Vegas and Los Angeles areas.
Earlier this past week, Gold appeared in Event #59 of this year's World Series of Poker and started amassing a respectable stack. In the end, Gold was able to make the final table before eventually bowing out in 5th place.
Gold's cash of $120,952 is his largest since winning the 2006 World Series of Poker.
As a result of his cash, Gold now sits in 14th spot on the all-time tournament money list, one spot ahead of J.C. Tran and one spot behind Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi.
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