I had a handful of folks over last night to watch the final table of the main event on pay per view. I thought sitting at home watching it alone would be kind of pathetic, so we had steaks and played a small $5 tournament while we watched Jamie Gold bully the table with his 30 million dollar chip stack.
The smartest thing I heard said on the broadcast was when Doyle Brunson observed that Gold could only lose if he stopped playing. Given Gold’s stack size disparity, he had the ability to put many of the other chip-deprived players to life and death tests without putting himself at all at risk. He did that over and over again. When the other players got lucky, they doubled up. When Gold got lucky, he put them out.
Not a fair fight at all.