Jamie Gold

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Jamie Gold, Top 5 Money Winners of All Time:

Jamie Gold is in the top 5 money list of tournament poker players with over $12 million in winnings.  So naturally we’ve included him in our list of the world’s best MTT players.

Name: Jamie Gold
Location: Malibu, CA, United States
Cashes: 19
Total Winnings: $12,187,854
First Place Finishes: 2
WSOP Bracelets: 1


Hailing from Malibu, Gold probably had one of the most successful lives pre-poker before any other professional poker player on the circuits today.  Developing his a career as a talent agent before even turning 20, Gold became the youngest franchised agent in history at the age of 21.  Through his work he’s brought some recognised faces to our TV screens including Lucy Liu and Kristin Davis; and his success before poker has no doubt transcended into his cool and collected poker game.  He happily bets inordinate sums of money into pots like no other player today.  Introduced into poker by no other than 10 WSOP bracelet winner Johnny Chan, Gold first got into poker as a sponsored celebrity, and he’s never looked back since.

Tournament Success and the $12 Million WSOP 2006 Victory

With regards to poker tournament success, Gold isn’t on our list of best MTT players for no reason.  Aside from his record $12 million first place finish at the 2006 WSOP, Gold has cashed out numerous times poker tournaments around the world.  Along with 4 money finishes in the WSOP circuit, Gold has come 5th in the $100 No Limit Event at the Gram Slam of Poker 4 (2006) and cashed out 8th place in the $500 No Limi Event at the 9th Annual National Championship 2005.  From 2005 to 2006 he made no less than 7 money finishes in high profile tournaments in California. 

While Gold’s tournament success hasn’t gowned him the greatest support from fans and the poker community(his personal differences with poker sponsor Bodog and Leyser caused a huck to say the least), he’s still none the less one of poker’s better tournament players.  Bluffmagazine analysed Gold’s 2006 WSOP Main Event table play and concluded that “he transformed this strategy into an art form.”

Overall using an aggressive style of tournament strategy, Gold also has a particlar winning sustenance and defensive countenance that has endured him respect by pure poker strategists world wide.

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