Jerry Yang will not be returning to the NBC Heads up, it has been revealed today. Highlights from the list of 64 include former NFL running back Emmitt Smith, the recently unretired Peter Eastgate, Dan “jungleman12” Cates, and 2010 Card Player POY Thomas Marchese.
Players who cashed last year but won’t be returning include Jerry Yang, Jamie Gold, and Paul Wasicka. Wasicka won the event in 2007.
Jerry Yang has been placed fifth in the all time WSOP winnings list. The Joseph Cada champion of 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event is in fourth place. Apart from the title of champion of the $ 8,575,256 and the most coveted bracelet and secured another first. He became the youngest poker player ever to win that title by taking the lead in the Eastgate had won just one year ago. The Cada would close the 22 a few days after the subheading.
Jerry Yang is co-hosting the 5th Annual Monte Carlo Night along with other poker stars. Nancy Cartwright announced the 5th Annual Monte Carlo Nights. Co-hosting the Poker Tournament are poker pros Jerry Yang (WSOP Main Event Winner) and Mary Jones (WSOP Ladies Event Winner). Participants will get a rare opportunity to play with WSOP Bracelet Winners.
Jerry Yang won the 2007 WSOP Main Event, and while his commitment to religion and charity work may have been a large part of the equation, he now enjoys playing online more than in tournaments. Online poker players are now offered UK casino games such as online blackjack and fruit machines to enjoy between hands of poker.
In fact, outside of a few major tournaments and some charity events, Yang spends most of his time these days running his new sushi restaurant in Merced, California.
Jerry Yang, the winner of the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event is again backed with +22500 odds of winning. Jerry Yang began his poker career in 2007 when he entered the WSOP and won. As of 2009, the majority of Jerry Yang’s live tournament winnings, $8,263,393, have come from his win at the 2007 main event. Jerry Yang in extremely generous with his poker winnings. He donated 10% of all his winnings to several charities including The Ronald McDonald House and Make A Wish Foundation.
In Jerry Yang’s life story, opening a sushi restaurant in Merced may be a footnote.
Consider this: His family was caught trying to escape war-torn Laos. Communist soldiers were a trigger-pull away from executing him. The family did escape and spent four-and-a-half years in a Thailand refugee camp before immigrating to the United States.
Jerry Yang was the 2007 world champion, and he won $8,250,000! Here he sets out how his life has changedsince starting poker playing.
I have six kids and had been working as a psychologist for a foster family agency. So my income, before winning the Main Event, was not too good. Eight million dollars in prize money changed our lives. My wife stopped working and is now able to spend a lot more time with our children. I contributed 10% to charity, and I’ve since opened a Japanese restaurant called Pocket 8’s Sushi and Grill in California, named after my winning hand.
Jerry Yang took a lot of flack at the poker tables when he won the 2007 World Series of Poker main event, partially for his faith and partially for his lack of “poker pro image.” In fact he seemed to disappear from the poker world for a while, not living up to the “face of poker” role that is expected of WSOP champs. But the one thing people can’t say about Jerry Yang is that he doesn’t have a big heart.