Jamie Gold Resurfaces In $2,500 No Limit Hold’em Event

Published on 2010-07-03 06:26:00

-- The Poker King is pleasantly surprised to see Jamie Gold surface at the WSOP 2010 --A familiar name is sitting near the top of the leaderboard near the end of play in Day 1 of the $2,500 No Limit Hold’em event (Event #56).

That player’s name? JAMIE GOLD.

I hadn’t heard a word about Jamie Gold at this year’s World Series of Poker until tonight, when suddenly he appeared at the top of the leaderboard in the $2,500 No Limit Hold’em event like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

Jamie Gold, the man who scored a $12 million payday (well, he shared a $12 million payday) in the 2006 World Series of Poker main event, seems like he has a great shot of earning his first WSOP cash since finishing in 35th place in the 2007 WSOPE main event.

Since winning his bracelet in 2006, Jamie Gold has seemingly dropped off the face of the earth, earning just $125k in total cashes from 2007-2010. His most recent cash came in the 2010 National Heads-Up Championship, where he finished in ninth place for $25,000.

Gold currently sits in third place on the all-time money list ($12,226,061) behind Daniel Negreanu ($12,638,641) and Phil Ivey ($13,182,308). Negreanu and Ivey have both surged past Gold over the past year or so.

This tournament is still FAR from being over (still Day 1, and still over 600 players left), but wouldn’t it be kind of funny to see Jamie Gold make another deep run in a World Series of Poker event?


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