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Las Vegas, NV – The unthinkable happened on July 22, 2006 when 21-year-old Jeff
Madsen won his second gold bracelet within a week.  Even more remarkable is the
fact that Madsen turned “21” just six weeks ago.  This was Madsen’s third final table
at this year’s World Series of Poker, presented by Milwaukee’s Best Light.  He is one
of only two players to hold such a distinction.  Madsen now has two firsts and one
third-place finish on his WSOP resume.     
No player has ever skyrocketed to the top of the poker world so quickly, or so
effortlessly.  Not Stu Ungar.  Not Johnny Chan.  Not Phil Hellmuth.  At 21, Ungar was
still hustling gin games in New York.  Chan was washing dishes in his parent’s
restaurant.  Hellmuth was a University of Wisconsin student, playing in $20 buy-in
hold’em games.  Contrast those memoirs with Jeff Madsen, who already has two
gold bracelets and $1,401,881 in WSOP winnings.  And, here’s a notion that should
make the poker world shake and shudder – he’s not finished yet.
The $5,000 buy-in Short-Handed No-Limit Hold’em world championship attracted 507
entries.  The tournament was played six players to a table.  After 498 players had
been eliminated over two long days, finalists took the final table on the Rio poker
The six players comprised a tough lineup, most notably two former gold bracelet
winners -- “Captain Tom” Franklin and Jeff Madsen.  Noted tournament professional
Erick Lindgren was also competing for his first WSOP win.  When play began,
Jonathan Gaskell enjoyed a comfortable chip lead.  Jeff Madsen was dead last in the
chip count coming into the final table.  That would certainly not be the case seven
hours later, when the tournament ended and history was made.  
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Greg Alston was the first player to go out.  On his final hand, Alston tried to steal the
Paul Foltyn had a rough time at the final table.  He was eliminated about two hours
into play after taking a number of tough beats that left him severely short-stacked.  
Foltyn, a 22-year-old college student from England, was forced to play a weak hand
and missed completely.  He collected $83,402 for sixth place.    
Proving that having chips at the start had no bearing on the outcome, the early big
stack Jonathan Gaskell was the next player to go bust.  Gaskell, another English
player, experienced his Waterloo when his pocket kings were cracked by Erick
Lindgren’s ace-king.  Lindgren certainly didn’t like the view when the cards were
tabled.  But agony turned into ecstasy when an ace rained down on the river, giving
Lindgren a monster-sized pot and the chip lead.  Meanwhile, Gaskell was aghast
and hit the rail in fifth place, good for a less-than-satisfying payout totaling
Tony Woods went out next.  The 41-year-old poker pro from California lost with ace-
king to Erick Lindgren’s pocket jacks.  Woods failed to hit his pair, which meant a
fourth-place finish and $150,123 in prize money.
This was “Captain” Tom Franklin’s second final table appearance this year.  Franklin,
a Vietnam veteran turned poker pro from Gulfport, Mississippi, went card dead at the
worst possible time of the tournament.  His two opponents -- Madsen and Lindgren
-- applied relentless pressure, forcing Franklin into repeated folds when he could not
call a large bet or a raise after missing the flop.  Franklin’s final hand came when he
hit top pair, but was out kicked by Jeff Madsen.  Franklin’s queen-ten lost to Madsen’
s king ten, after a ten flopped.  The Captain was saluted for his third-place finish,
which paid $214,461.
Normally, a player in Madsen’s unique position would be a huge crowd favorite,
when heads-up play commenced.  But this was not the case.  Erick Lindgren,
described by many of his peers as “the best poker player not to have won a WSOP
gold bracelet,” attracted a rowdy cheering section.  For a time, it looked like
Lindgren would not disappoint his legion of fans.  The Vegas poker pro enjoyed the
chip lead during most of the duel, but then suffered a horrendous turn of events
that left everyone in a stunned state of disbelief.  
After taking a few beats and losing coin flip situations (Lindgren’s pocket eights
losing to Madsen’s ace-king when an ace flopped completely changed the
momentum of the contest), Lindgren lost his final hand of the night holding ace-jack
suited versus Madsen’s queen-nine.  The final board showed K-Q-2-5-3 – good for a
pair of queens for Madsen.
Erick Lindgren could not have been more disappointed with a $357,435 payoff.  No
amount of consolation could ease the painful sting of defeat.  However, like
Gentleman John Gale the previous year – who lost a WSOP tournament in the most
dramatic way possible, only to come back and win an event this year – Erick
Lindgren’s day shall come.  
The question everyone is now asking is – what will Jeff Madsen do next?  He will be
competing for what could be a record-third gold bracelet over the next week.  
Madsen will also play in the main event, which begins on July 28th.  But beyond that,
what does a 21-year-old college student do with $1.4 million and two WSOP titles?
Demonstrating maturity and composure far beyond his years, Madsen said he
expects to return to college in the fall for his senior year.  The Cal State-Santa
Barbara film student still wants to pursue a career in movies.  Perhaps Jeff Madsen’s
first film should be a remake of “Kid Millions.”

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Overall Tournament Statistics (through end of Event #30):

Total Entries to Date:                          26,501

Total Prize Money Distributed:                $ 56,462,207
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