The WSOP Ends
Last night I went to Doug's house and watched SAW II. I loved the first SAW when I saw it in the theater and I was thrilled to look through his movie collection and see SAW II and SAW III. I will be watching the third one in the next few days. He also has Matchstick Men. I've never seen it, but it looks good. I pulled that movie out and I'm watching it this weekend.
So, Jerry Yang is the 2007 WSOP Champion. I went over to the Rio last night when I got off work and wasn't able to watch the final table from the stands, however, Harrah's did a nice job of providing extra seating and lots of Big Screen TV's all through the Amazon Room so that fans could watch it live on the TV. I also watched a live feed online all day from work. I was happy! I'll have a writeup on pokerworks.com later today or tomorrow, but for now...
"LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Jerry Yang, a 39-year-old psychologist who uses his professional training in his card-playing arsenal, won the $8.25 million top prize Wednesday at the World Series of Poker.
He knocked out seven of the eight other players at the final table, reminiscent of last year when Jamie Gold ran over his opponents. The main difference, Yang did it from the back of the pack.
An ethnic Hmong who grew up poor in Laos, Yang said before the final table began that he would donate 10 percent of his winnings to charity, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Feed the Children, the Ronald McDonald House and his alma mater, Loma Linda University."
This guy, Jerry is 5 foot 3 and doesn't look intimidating at all, but at the table he was quite aggressive. What a little cutie. He's donating 10 percent of winnings to charities, I always like to see that.
I can't believe it's really over!!!!!
I had such a blast covering the WSOP for Pokerworks and I look forward to working with them in the future.
Next step is to do more writing! I'll have another pool review this weekend - I'm HOPING to get into Mandalay Bay because they have a wave pool. They are tough though. It's hard to get in there and they scan room keys to see if they are good. I have a room key, but it's no longer valid, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to get in.
I'm getting my hair done this weekend - Saturday actually. Maybe I'll do something different. I should make that my goal today - find a new color. I might be getting bored of blonde and red.
Anyway, I need to do some work - Happy Hump Day!