Wednesday, July 18, 2007

WSOP Day 47: Jerry Yang Wins the WSOP Main Event

By Pauly

Jerry Yang took down the 2007 WSOP. He might not be the best player in the Main Event, but he had the most faith and had the biggest heart out of the 6,358 players. He won $8.25 million and will be donting 10% of his winnings to three different charities.

The Final Hand - Yang's 8-8 rivers Lam's A-Q

Yang is the epitomy of the American Dream. He escaped Laos after the communists invade. He lived in a refugee camp in Thailand before he was able to come to America. And now, he took down the World Series of Poker.

He was humble when he spoke in his post-victory interview.

"I know what it's like to be poor and I want to give back to the people," Yang said as he was on the verge of tears.

The poker world is full of assholes, scumbags, and deadbeats. It's a sincere pleasure to see a true gentleman take down the WSOP. I'm happy to know that some of his winnings will be devoted to chairty and to help his family and people in his community.

2007 WSOP World Champion Jerry Yang

Don't forget to check out LasVegasVegas for Flipchip's WSOP photos and there's the Poker Prof's cool 2007 WSOP Info page.

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