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2006 WSOP Main Event Winner Jamie Gold
Runner Up Paul Wasicka
Winning Hand Q 9
Losing Hand 10 10
1st Place Prize $12,000,000
Number of Main Event Entrants 8,773

The winner of the 2006 WSOP Main Event, Jamie Gold, may very well be the most disliked Main Event champion in the entire history of the event. Jamie’s manners at the table were completely lacking, as he berated other players and constantly breached poker etiquette by flashing his cards as he played.

Jamie Gold defeated Paul Wasicka in heads-up play when he hit a queen on the flop and talked Wasicka into calling his all-in bet. Jamie Gold won the record prize of $12 million contributed by the 8,773 strong player field.

Soon after his win Jamie Gold was sued by Crispin Leyser, who said Jamie had agreed to split his winnings with him in exchange for his help in getting celebrities to wear Bodog gear while playing in the event. The two eventually settled out of court, but not before Jamie suffered from all the negative publicity.