This week on The Final Table, Paul was in St. Louis while Dennis checked in from Monte Carlo, where he's playing in the EPT Grand Final and has made it do Day 2.

Our guest was 2006 WSOP Main Event champion Jamie Gold for an extended and very frank conversation about:

  • how he changed his style after winning the 2006 WSOP Main Event, and what he didn't change;
  • what it was like playing earlier this month at the Irish Open, where he made the final table;
  • the difference in playing Europeans vs. Americans;
  • why he loved playing heads-up with Mike Sexton on "Poker After Dark";
  • why Doyle Brunson laid down a higher flush to Jamie on a classic episode of "High Stakes Poker";
  • tournaments imposing the "Jamie Gold Rule," prohibiting players from talking about their hands and trying to psych out their opponents (one of his specialties).

We also had Joe "The Poker Coach" McGowan explaining how he made the final table at the Main Event of the Venetian Deep Stack Tournament this weekend and managed to move up the payout ladder, even when he was short-stacked.

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Final Table - April 2009
12.5 MB 23:21 min