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Jamie Gold Confesses To Unethical Play During WSOP

WSOP, 2007-02-26, by Ozone

In his first interview since settling a dispute over his $12,000,000 Main Event payday, 2006 World Champion Jamie Gold admitted he made some unethical decisions during last summer's tournament. Gold described one incident in which he flashed one of his cards at a competitor in the middle of a hand. Regarding the action, Gold said, "You should never flash a card. I wasn't thinking, 'Wow, I'm going to bend the rules.' I was just so caught up in the excitement of what was happening and I kind of just lost myself and I regret doing that."

He also confessed to tipping off a friend on one of his hands to prevent the friend from busting out of the tournament. Gold judged that action as "really inappropriate."

These admissions from Gold came out unexpectedly. Regarding Jamie's actions, a spokesman for the WSOP said, "Technically it can be construed as collusion and is clearly a violation of the rules," but he closed the matter by saying, "It's over, it's done."

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