Jamie Gold is a very interesting poker player to watch. It’s not because of his masterful moves or ridiculous reads though. The reason why Jamie Gold is so entertaining is because he talks so openly. In a game where most players try to conceal information, Gold talks candidly to his opponents in many of the hands he plays in. In fact, sometimes he will cross the line of poker talk into rule violations.
Gold’s trademark talk came courtesy of his unbelievable run to the 2006 WSOP championship. On several of the ESPN highlights aired, Gold is seen talking to his opponents almost as if he is trying to help them out. He chirps over and over again about what his cards are and what he has beat. In a table full of pros or at least highly skilled amateurs, this is a mistake 99% of the time, but Gold took other player’s disbelief and doubt and along with some luck, dominated on his way to a title.
You can also see Jamie taking liberties on high stakes poker. Particularly, in the clip I have below, he and Sammy Farha stop playing poker for a moment and engage in some unbelievable back and forth. It basically wasn’t even poker. This all happened in front of the Grand Daddy of poker and you didn’t need a tell on Texas Dolly to see his displeasure.
Jamie Gold in WSOP
Jamie Gold vs. Sam Farha