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World Series wrap-up

Updated: August 15, 2006, 2:21 PM ET
By Phil Gordon | ESPN.com poker columnist

The 2006 World Series of Poker is over -- no surprise there. But after 45 events, there were quite a few surprises for me during this mad marathon. Here are some of the highlights, lowlights and unexpected happenings at this year's Big One:

• Jeff "The Kid" Madsen How in the hell does a kid barely out of puberty make four final tables and win two bracelets in 12 events? I'd hate the kid and curse his name if he weren't so damned likable. He's down to earth, has very little ego, ...

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