Event 39, No-Limit Texas Hold'em World Championship Event - Live Updates

Day 8 Live Updates

08/11/2006 (8 years ago)

Jamie Gold wins Main Event!

Jamie Gold
The New Champion!
He had to survive a field of over 8,773 players to do it but Jamie Gold has won the Main Event. Both players limped pre-flop and the flop came Q 8 5. Paul Wasicka bet out $1.5 million and Jamie Gold moved all-in. Wasicka thought for a long time while Gold looked antsy, pacing the floor and glancing at his opponent. As the tension grew in the Amazon Room, Wasicka eventually decided to call and flipped over 10 10. Gold immediately jumped up, pumping his fist in the air and looking euphoric as he flipped over Q 9 for a pair of Queens. The turn came A and the river sealed the deal with the 4, sending the huge crowd in the Amazon Room in to hysterics as Gold and Wasicka embraced for a long time at center stage.

Jamie Gold wins $12 million and is crowned the 2006 WSOP World Champion! Wasicka is eliminated second and wins $6,102,499. Stay tuned for reaction and analysis.
Level
36
Blinds
200000/400000
Ante
50000
Average Stack
0
Players Left
1
Tables Left
1
08/11/2006 (8 years ago)

Hands 230-235

Jamie Gold
Jamie Gold in heads-up play
Hand 230: Jamie Gold limps in from the small blind and Paul Wasicka checks to see the flop, which comes A Q 2. Wasicka checks to Gold, who bets $500,000, and Wasicka folds to give Gold the pot.

Hand 231: Wasicka makes a raise from the button and Gold folds.

Hand 232: In the small blind, Gold folds to Wasicka. Hand 233: Wasicka makes it $1.2 million to go and gets a call from Gold. The flop comes J 9 9 and Gold checks to Wasicka, who bets $1 million and gets called. The turn comes K and Gold bets out $1.6 million to be called by Wasicka. The river comes 6 and Gold bets $2 million. Wasicka calls and shows the 7 for the spade flush. Gold mucks and Wasicka takes the pot.

Hand 234: Gold limps in and Wasicka raises to $1.7 million. Gold calls and the flop comes K J 3. Wasicka bets $2 million and Gold moves all-in, prompting Wasicka to fold.

Hand 235: Wasicka raises to $1.2 million and is called by Gold. The flop comes 6 4 3 and Wasicka shoots out $1.5 million like a champ. Gold calls and the turn comes 7. Both players check to see the river, which comes out A. Gold fires out $2 million and Wasicka folds.
Level
36
Blinds
200000/400000
Ante
50000
Average Stack
0
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
08/11/2006 (8 years ago)

The Mouth out of control

As heads-up play begins, Mike "The Mouth" Matusow is filling the air with profanity as he shouts encouragement from the gallery. Tournament organisers are professing themselves scandalized, while the other spectators are plainly delighted.
Level
36
Blinds
200000/400000
Ante
50000
Average Stack
0
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
08/11/2006 (8 years ago)

Michael Binger - "I'll be back"

Third Place finisher Michael Binger just told reporters in a press conference that he will be back next year. He had this to say about this year's event: "It's a huge growing event that's really tiring but a lot of fun."
Level
36
Blinds
200000/400000
Ante
50000
Average Stack
0
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
08/11/2006 (8 years ago)

Gotta respect chip counts

Paul Wasicka and Jamie Gold are guaranteed at least $6,102,499 as they prepare to go heads-up for the fanciest bracelet in WSOP history. Here are the chip counts for the final two players:
1. Jamie Gold $78,975,000
2. Paul Wasicka $11,225,000
Level
36
Blinds
200000/400000
Ante
50000
Average Stack
0
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
08/11/2006 (8 years ago)

Hand 229: Michael Binger eliminated

Michael Binger
Binger Waves Goodbye
Hand 229: Michael Binger raises $1.5 million and both Jamie Gold and Paul Wasicka call and the flop comes 10 6 5. Binger bets $3.5 million and Gold moves all-in. Wasicka folds and Binger calls. Binger shows A 10 and Gold flips over 4 3. Gold will need a small miracle on the turn or river and he gets just that when 7 falls on the turn. The river is a meaningless Q and Binger is eliminated in third place. Binger earns $4,123,310.
Level
36
Blinds
200000/400000
Ante
50000
Average Stack
0
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
08/11/2006 (8 years ago)

Hand 228

Paul Wasicka
Don't front on Paul Wasicka
Hand 228: Jamie Gold makes it $1 million to go from the small blind and Paul Wasicka checks from the big blind. The flop comes J 6 5 and Gold checks to Wasicka, who bets out another $1 million to be called by Gold. The turn comes Q and both players check to the river, which comes A. Gold checks again and Wasicka throws out $2 million to be called again by Gold, who shows J 8 for a pair of jacks, but who is defeated by Wasicka's A 5 for two pair.
Level
36
Blinds
200000/400000
Ante
50000
Average Stack
0
Players Left
3
Tables Left
1
08/11/2006 (8 years ago)

Even More Hands!

Hand 222: From the big blind Paul Wasicka raises to $1,200,000 and Jamie Gold, who limped in from the small blind, folds this time around. Wasicka wins the pot.

Hand 223: Jamie Gold raises to $900,000 and Michael Binger raises the stakes by re-raising to $2,400,000. Gold isn't in the mood so he mucks and Binger wins a pot.

Hand 224: Michael Binger raises to $1,200,000 and Gold calls it. The flop brings 6 3 2. Binger bets $1,000,000. Again, Gold calls. The turn brings a Q and everybody checks. A K comes on the river and once more everybody checks. Michael Binger reveals 8 6 for the flush while Gold mucks.

Hand 225: Binger raises to $1,000,000 and Gold calls. The flop brings A 5 4 to which Gold checks. Binger bets $1,200,000 and Gold raises to $3,200,000. Binger has a bad feeling about this and so he folds giving Gold the pot.

Hand 226: From the button, Gold calls, Wasicka limps in and Michael Binger raises to $1,400,000. Gold mucks and Wasicka folds leaving Binger with the pot.

Hand 227: Gold wins the pot yet again with a pair of aces. One from the flop and one from his hand of A 3.

Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
0
08/11/2006 (8 years ago)

Hands 215-221

Hand 215: Paul Wasicka raises to $1.2 million and no one calls.

Hand 216: Jamie Golds limps in but folds when Paul Wasicka raises to $1.5 million.

Hand 217: Gold raises to $1 million. Michael Binger re-raises all-in and Gold folds.

Hand 218: Binger raises to $1 million, and Jamie Gold calls. The flop: Q 9 4. Binger checks, Gold bets $400,000, Binger calls. The turn: A. Both players check. The river: 8. Binger checks and then folds when Gold bets $1.2 million. Gold shows J 3.

Hand 219: Jamie Gold calls from the small blind and Paul Wasicka checks. The flop comes K T 3. Gold bets $400,000 and wins the pot.

Hand 220: Jamie Gold raises to $1.2 million and wins the pot.

Hand 221: Paul Wasicka raises to $1.2 million and Jamie Gold calls. The flop comes 9 5 5 and both players check. The turn is the A, Gold checks, and Wasicka bets $1.5 million, and Gold calls. The river is the 6. Both players check and Gold wins the pot with T T.
Level
36
Blinds
200000/400000
Ante
50000
Average Stack
0
Players Left
3
Tables Left
1
08/11/2006 (8 years ago)

Here are your hands from 209 to 214

Hand 209: From the button, Paul Wasicka raises to $1,000,000 and the Golden Boy (aka Jamie) calls from his big blind. The flop brings T 6 5 and everybody checks. The turn brings a K and all Gold has to do is bet $1.1 million to get everyone else to fold so he can take the pot.

Hand 210: Jamie Gold limps in from the small blind. A K 6 6 comes on the flop and Gold bets $800,000. Wasicka folds and Gold wins the pot yet again.

Hand 211: Wasicka raises to $1.2 million and Michael Binger answers with a fold from the big blind.

Hand 212: Nobody wants to meet Jamie past the big blind.

Hand 213: Paul Wasicka raises from the big blind to $1.5 million after a limp-in from Gold on the small blind. Amazingly, Wasicka wins a pot from Gold.

Hand 214: From the button, Gold raises to $900,000 and Michael Binger moves all-in from the big blind. Binger ends up taking the pot of Gold.

Level
36
Blinds
200000/400000
Ante
50000
Average Stack
0
Players Left
3
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Event Information

Event Name
Event 39, No-Limit Texas Hold'em World Championship Event
Venue
Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
Date
2006-07-28
Final Day
2006-08-10
Buy In
$10,000
Entrants
8773
Prize Pool
$82,466,200
First Prize
$12,000,000

Event Winner

Player Prize Money
1 Jamie Gold $12,000,000
2 Paul Wasicka $6,102,499
3 Michael Binger $4,123,310
4 Allen Cunningham $3,628,513
5 Rhett Butler $3,216,182

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