August 12, 2006
(PRLEAP.COM) Jamie Gold, who is sponsored by Bodog Poker, started the day as chip leader with $25,650,000 beat 8,773 entrants and won the event which started back on July 28th. The final table containing 9 players was played at the Amazon Room, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada and offered total prize money of $82,466,200.
The day started with 9 players, here are there chip counts:
- Jamie Gold $26,650,000
- Allen Cunningham $17,770,000
- Richard Lee $11,820,000
- Erik Friberg $9,605,000
- Paul Wasicka $7,970,000
- Doug Kim $6,770,000
- Rhett Butler $4,815,000
- Michael Binger $3,140,000
- Dan Nassif $2,600,000
The final table was reduced down to two players on level 36 with the Blinds at $200,000/$400,000 Michael Binger raises $1.5 million and both Paul Wasicka and Jamie Gold call. The flop comes 10-6-5. Michael Binger bets $3.5 million and Gold moves all-in. Wasicka folds and Binger calls. Gold shows 4-3 and Binger A-10. The turn is 7 and the river Q. This gives Gold a 3 to 7 straight and nocks out Binger in 3rd place.
Binger earns $4,1223,310.
The scene is set as the 2006 WSOP Main Event goes into heads up, Jamie Gold V Paul Wasicka.
The crunch came on hand 236 with both players limping in pre-flop and the flop coming Q-8-5. Paul Wasicka bets $1.5 million and Jamie Gold moves all-in. Wasicka calls and shows 10-10. Gold shows Q-9 for a pair of Queens. The turn comes A the river 4.
Paul Wasicka is eliminated from the tournament in 2nd place and earns $6,102,499.
Jamie Gold wins the $10,000 Main Event, the bracelet and $12,000,000.
Jamie Gold, from Malibu, California, has been taking tips from the legendary Johnny Chan. Johnny Chan is one of two living poker players ever to have won back-to-back World Series of Poker championships. He also is tied with Doyle Brunson and Phil Hellmuth for having a record 10 WSOP bracelets.
Complete Press Release can be read HERE