Former Celebrity Agent Continues Quest for WSOP Gold

Tuesday, 8 August 2006

Former Hollywood celebrity talent agent Jamie Gold maintained his lead yesterday at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), beating two players within an hour and amassing an enormous chip stack.

Former Hollywood celebrity talent agent Jamie Gold maintained his lead yesterday at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), beating two players within an hour and amassing an enormous chip stack.
At the noon start, the 45 players left in the hunt for the $12 million grand prize after nine days of no-limit Texas Hold 'em took their seats at the table with bags containing their chips. Allegedly, Gold's was so huge he said he spent the first hour just stacking them.
Gold, a 36-year-old Malibu, California resident, nearly doubled his stack to 13 million in chips by the end of play yesterday, almost doubling that of the player in second position, Erik Friberg, a 23-year-old online poker pro from Sweden with 7.7 million.
David Einhorn, a 37-year-old hedge fund manager from New York jumped into third place with 6.9 million after winning a massive three-way all-in pot.
When play ended at about 17:20, there were just 27 players left in the tournament, whittled down from a record field of 8,773 that began play on July 28.
Popular Costa Rican poker pro Humberto Brenes was amongst those knocked out, ending up in 36th position and taking home a healthy $329,865.



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