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- Jamie Gold is the winner of the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event.
Controversy and Lawsuit
Soon after Gold's tremendous $12M windfall, a controversy erupted between him and Crispin Leyser, whom Gold had supposedly enlisted in an effort to gain free entry into the event in exchange for giving Leyser 50% of the winnings. Eventually they settled out of court.
Throughout his run towards victory, Gold was known to say sometimes inappropriate things to opponents during the play of hands. The following clip illustrates one such incident, in which Gold inexplicably attempts to softplay his opponent (and fails):