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    Sunday, August 13th, 2006 by Mike

Everything he touches turns to Gold. I’m talking about Jamie Gold and his recent victory at the WSOP Main Event, No-Limit Texas Holdem Championship $10,000 buy in. Jamie Gold took home $12 million, but that’s not all.

Winning the $12 million grand prize of the largest and richest game in poker history is just the start for Gold, who has signed a two-year endorsement deal with gambling group Bodog.com which not only includes the standard tournament buy-ins and promotional appearances, but also a $1-million television production deal. The agreement additionally features a Jamie Gold table on Bodog.com, where Gold will play frequently, enabling other Bodog players to go up against the WSOP champ. He joins a Bodogpoker sponsored “A Team” that includes David Williams, Josh Arieh and Evelyn Ng.

Gold’s dominance of the field was unprecedented in the history of WSOP. He was the chip leader for the event’s final four rounds, which lasted an entire week with a starting field of 8 773. By skilled and bold play he amassed a commanding chip lead during the first eight days of the tournament and sat down at the final table with $26,650,000 in chips – $8.88 million more than his nearest competitor.

Never in the history of the World Series of Poker has a Main Event been so dominated by one player. Jamie Gold truly has the midas touch. Will it last…….

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