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January 15, 2007

The Gold Is Tarnished

by Luckbox

Welcome to the big leagues, kid.

On the very first hand of the new season of High Stakes Poker, Jamie Gold decided to show a little muscle.

With a board showing 6s-Kd-Jd-Ts, Gold faced an $8,000 bet from Doyle Brunson. Gold was holding QhTh and figured it was worth more.

"I raise... I make it 20," Gold said.

"This is real money here, Jamie," Doyle told him.

"I know, I might be out soon," Jamie responded.

"That's the good news, you're never out," Daniel Negreanu added.

"How much did you start with?" Doyle asked Jamie.

"A hundred."

"See what I have here, I forgot," Doyle says, peeking down at his AhQs, the absolute nuts. "Okay, let's go."

Two $50,000 bricks go into the pot.

"How much?" Jamie asks.

"$100,000," the table responds.

After a moment's hesitation, the cards go into the muck, "I'm not ready for that."

You're damn right, Jamie. You're not. Watching him try to bust the best poker player ever while he's holding the nuts was pure television gold (excuse the pun). And watching this douche bust over and over will be the best thing to ever happen to High Stakes Poker.

Update: Here now is the video from YouTube.

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