Wednesday, July 18, 2007

2007 WSOP Champion is Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang
Photo courtesy of Pokerlistings. Photographed by Jesse Clark at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino

Temecula, CA Resident Wins World Series OF Poker Main Event

LAS VEGAS, July 18, 2007 - Twelve days ago 6,350 players bought in for $10,000 with the dream of becoming this years WSOP champion. Early this morning that dream came true for Jerry Yang when he captured the championshiop bracelet and the first place prize of $8.25 million.

The 39-year-old psychologist and father of six started the final day with a short stack of 8.45 million, however he quickly became the dominant force. Yang played aggressively winning five out of the first nine hands and became the chipleader on hand #14 when his all-in bet on the turn drove Philip Hilm off the pot. Jerry's stack had grown to 25.04 million after the hand giving him the chip lead, which he never relinquished.

Yang has stated he will give 10% of his winnings to charity (Make-A-Wish Foundation, Feed the Children and the Ronald McDonald House).

Final Table Results

  1. Jerry Yang $ 8,250,000

  2. Tuan Lam $ 4,840,981

  3. Raymond Rahme $ 3,048,025

  4. Alex Kravchenko $ 1,852,721

  5. Jon Kalmar $ 1,255,069

  6. Hevad Khan $ 956,243

  7. Lee Childs $ 705,229

  8. Lee Watkinson $ 585,699

  9. Philip Hilm $ 525,934

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  1. I saw you on ESPN last night. That must have been a blast.

  2. I saw you on ESPN all the time also, you looked very handsome.