So ESPN finally aired the final table of the World Series of Poker main event last night and I have to say that Jamie Gold is the most irritating person to win it since Hellmuth. Unlike Gold, however, Hellmuth is a really good poker player. No matter who wins the championship, there’s a fair amount of luck involved, but holy crap – when they said Jamie Gold had a horseshoe up his butt during the tournament, they weren’t kidding. The guy was hitting gutshot straights and runner runner flushes, winning hand after hand where he was a 3-1 or 4-1 underdog going in. And to make it doubly annoying, he never shut up the entire time. And since the tournament ended, he’s been on a world tour of ego indulgence. Unlike Greg Raymer and Joe Hachem, this guy really thinks he invented the game of poker. I will make a prediction: this guy never wins a major tournament again, ever. He’ll never get a string of luck like that, and without it he doesn’t stand a chance.