The most important annual event in the poker world, the WSOP, has always attracted a lot of attention from gamblers and gamblers in Canada and around the world, and it is often home to truly masterpiece WSOP records. And 2006 can be safely called one of the most outstanding results in the history of the World Series of Poker. That year, a talented poker player, Jamie Gold, won the Main Event of the World Series and managed to win the prize in the amount of twelve million dollars in cash, which was the largest poker reward in the overall tournament history. Thanks to Kamen from BestNetEntCasino.info for a consultation about WSOP.
Television Producer and Manager
The future winner was born into a family where gambling was treated with great care and love. Jamie Gold’s mother was a big poker fan and his grandfather was a master gin rummy player. So it’s not surprising that Jamie fell in love with poker from a young age. He appreciated it for all the emotions and interesting twists and turns that any game of chance is so rich in. Not that Gold ever imagined that poker would become his life’s work and bring him worldwide renown.
Jamie Gold began his career at the age of sixteen and his first job was to find talents for a popular agency and television shows. After working that way for five years, Jamie switched to production and management and became an agent for many famous artists.
His love of poker never left Gold throughout his fifteen-year career, and in 2005, he began intensive preparation for the World Series. His mentor at the time was the legendary Johnny Chan — the winner of one of the past WSOPs.
A Man of Controversial Tactics at the WSOP
2006 was a year of unprecedented growth of interest to poker in general and to the WSOP in particular. This was caused by the development of internet technologies, which helped show all the competitions online. The spread of online poker also enhanced significantly, so the number of players increased dramatically.
In such an environment, Jamie Gold took part in the 2006 World Series, qualifying and paying the buy-in. The total number of participants that year was nearly 9,000, affecting both the excitement of the event and the size of the prize pool.
In Jamie’s own words, a clear advantage became available to him from about the fourth day of the competition. All the experts are of the opinion that it wasn’t just luck that helped Gold win the Main Event, but above all his tenacious mind and use of fresh psychological tricks. His table manners, for example, were a far cry from the stereotypical, reserved poker player. He was fun to talk to, made jokes and did unexpected things. Together with his experience, these tactics led to an undeniable victory.
The Poker Philanthropist
Shortly after winning, the new champion unexpectedly lost his father. This loss made a strong impression on Jamie Gold, and he became a serious philanthropist. Over the years, Gold has participated in hundreds of events that have brought nearly half a billion dollars to various charities. The man mentions in interviews that he has dedicated himself to helping people and will not give up on this path.