Jerry Yang is the WSOP 2007 Main Event Winner taking home over $8 million for 1st place. The 39 year old psychologist and social worker from Temecula, California is a complete unknown on the poker circuit having qualified at a casino in a $250 live satellite.
Name: Jerry Yang
Total Live Tournament Winnings:
First Place Finishes: 1
WSOP Cashes: 1
Jerry Yang rivered an inside straight draw to win the final hand. And many seem quick to suggest he has been just plain lucky to make it to the main event final table and on to won. This seems slightly unfair as he had consistently battled back from several short stack positions and most notably Jerry Yang took out all but one of the final table players single handedly – That suggests he had a fair bit of luck but plenty of ability and he made some great reads and calls on marginal hands …
Fair play to the guy and he’s giving 10% of his winnings to charity – 4kingbet.com think Jerry Yang the quiet but deadly winner of the World Series of Poker 2007 is going to be a great ambassador for the game and a worthy winner.
World Series 2007 Event 55 – $10,000 World Championship No-Limit Main Event winner Jerry Yang wins $8,250,000.
In 2013 the WSOP 2007 main event winner Jerry Yang would seem to be pot-less as the IRS plan to auction off his WSOP bracelet to cover his debts of over $571,894 to the taxman. It turns out this was due to bad tax advice given to the WSOP winner back in 2007 and his liability is more than he expected.
Since winning the 2007 WSOP his subsequent winnings have only amounted to 150k in and tournament entries have been alot more. On the upside it turns out his “Pocket 8’s Sushi and Grill” is making money for him and the tax issue is less of an issue than first appeared.