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The $12m man who struck gold...and found himself

Hollywood agent Jamie Gold beat more than 8,700 players at the 2006 World Series of Poker to win $12m - the richest prize for any sports or TV event in history. So how did he hold his nerve - and what drove him on? Richard Jeffries reports.

The $12m man who struck gold...and found himself

Most poker players would be crowing for decades if they had destroyed the best players on the planet to become World Champion. Not...

Vanessa Rousso: Dressed to Impress

Vanessa Rousso: Dressed to Impress

Vanessa “The Dresser” Rousso is just 27, but one of the top ranked woman poker players in the world. The law graduate is also the biggest sex symbol in the game, but as Richard Jeffries discovers, she’s more than just a pretty face...

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