With Mark Tabb
Jerry Yang was flipping through the channels one evening in 2005 when he stumbled upon the World Series of Poker on ESPN. Having never seen or played the game before, he was instantly hooked. Two years later, Jerry won $8.2 million at the WSOP final table.
An amateur poker player winning the sport’s most prestigious event makes headlines, but Yang’s story placed him at the forefront of media attention. Having survived a childhood in the killing fields of Southeast Asia and a Thai refugee camp, Yang found academic and personal success in the slums of Nashville, Kansas City, and Fresno. When Jerry watched poker for the first time, he promised his wife when he won the WSOP championship he’d use the money for good—and he did just that, giving over $800,000 to charities benefitting children around the world.
All In dramatically intertwines poker champion Jerry Yang’s amazing life from his early days in a Hmong village to surviving the treacherous journey to Thai refugee camp to the key hands from the 2007 World Series of Poker. The two work together in this page-turning true story that will leave you cheering as Jerry overcomes impossible odds to become a champion in poker and in life.
* Also included: “Jerry’s Winning Poker Strategies.”