Jerry Yang returns to the WSOP...

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To his credit, this is a bit of a cooler, but it's kinda funny since he hasn't played in many big events since winning the ME last year.

(via Pokernews)

Yang Near Elimination on First Hand

On a flop of
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, Jerry Yang was all in against a player in the small blind. Yang showed K-7 for trips while his opponent turned over pocket sixes for a flopped full house. Yang failed to improve and was down to just 50 in chips after the first hand.

And here's how his day ended...

Jerry Yang Eliminated

Jerry Yang led out for 200 preflop and was called by two players. The flop came
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and after the player in early position checked, Yang pushed all in for his remaining 400 in chips. The late-position player called while the early-position player folded. Yang turned over
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, while his opponent showed
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. The turn was the
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and Yang was eliminated after the river brought the
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Trips no kicker in a deepstack event, not a cooler
 
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Some of the calls and raises the "pro's" are making in these tournaments you'd think it was a freeroll, or who can push with the donkiest hand. On a flop of Kd 3d 3h Jamie Gold pushes all in with 7h 8h, the other fella had AA,,,buh bye.
 
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I guess for jerry and jamie it is like a freeroll now
 
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Trips no kicker in a deepstack event, not a cooler

It's not deepstacked, $3000 to start for the $1500 NL Event. And flopping trips first hand vs 6s Full, may not be the technical definition of a cooler, but its darn close.
 
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I didn't see the hand played or what the positions were, but why play k7 so early anyway...?
 
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A cooler, by definition, is when you have a monster that you think is the favorite, but ends up getting beat by a bigger monster.
Jerry Yang's hand was a cooler.
 
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^^^ Jerry yang didn't have a monster though

He got his stack in with a hand, that was only ever going to be all in with a hand that beats him. Any hand <k,6 is not going to call his all in/push all in.

Therefore it isnt a cooler, his hand would have to be k,q as a minimum for it to maybe be classed as a cooler
 
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Trip K's has to be considered a monster, but in this case its only a baby monster.....;)
 
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My god...thank you lord for knocking out the idiot!
 
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you can't just look at the made hand to define a monster, you have to look at the entire set up, the situation and the whole board. In the situation, k,7 is not a monster. If your all in first hand with that hand, you can never expect to be ahead
 
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Trip kings is a monster here because his opponent could have also had AA QQ JJ TT 99 88 77, all hands that may risk their stack on this hand. He beats a wide range, and a small range beats him. The opponent must either have 66 or the case K with a higher kicker.
 
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[x] May or may not be a cooler
[x] Brings the LOLZ

Jamie Gold went out not long after - bluffing with 8-high, from memory.
 
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Is there a website like the one for the EPT where you can watch the tournaments live?
 
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Trip kings is a monster here because his opponent could have also had AA QQ JJ TT 99 88 77, all hands that may risk their stack on this hand. He beats a wide range, and a small range beats him. The opponent must either have 66 or the case K with a higher kicker.

You think an unknown on the first hand of a tourny is stacking off with underpairs????

In jerry yangs seat against someone who he has likely never played against before, so is a complete unknown, you can't think ZOMG trip kings, ill push here and get called by pocket 8's fer shure.
 
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I don't really understand your thought process sorry, since surely if you think this hand is a cooler, you have to think the a,k in that thread is a cooler? I don't know

As far as i see it, a cooler is a unavoidable situation where you are all in thinking you have your opponent crushed. Yangs hand is definately avoidable as he is very very very rarely going to be all in against someone he has dominated.

Its all irrelevant anyway since jerry yang sucks according to everyone, how lucky must he have got to win the main event
 
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My argument was that AK is not a made hand, plain and simple.
I am an argumentative ***** :p.
 
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Jerry Yang in a nut shell

Blinds 100,000/200,000
Early position
"raise 2.5 million"
with pocket 6s.

IMO not smart at all - he won the hand, but this guy played like a crazy man. His final table was a crazy rush of good starting hands and hitting the flop combined.

Jerry winning the WSOP may have been one of the lowest moments for poker. We are all trying hard to prove that poker is a game of skill and guys like Jerry make it look like luck. I don't hate the guy he seems very nice, just not a great poker player.

Although the only person to play the final table worst than Jerry was Hilm. He was the chip leader and then a couple of hands later he was out and gave Jerry a huge chip lead.
 
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Disagree with that!!!

Hilm is an awsome player and has one of the best records in the EPT. He was willing to chance his arm against yang in the prospect of having a HUGE chip lead that would put him in an awsome position for first
 
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You think an unknown on the first hand of a tourny is stacking off with underpairs????

In jerry yangs seat against someone who he has likely never played against before, so is a complete unknown, you can't think ZOMG trip kings, ill push here and get called by pocket 8's fer shure.

Haven't you read stories from past ME champions about how people play against them after they have won? Raymer just recounted a story about how they were down to the final 12 in a tourney and a guy CALLED him with 64off and said he thought Raymer was on a re-steal. Raymer replied that God himself wouldn't come down from heaven and call off with 6 high regardless if he thought someone was on a re-steal.
 
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...you'd think it was a freeroll...

It basically is for these guys.

Example: (using general numbers)

Pro's yearly net worth=$10M (again general #'s)
Buy In: $1500, $2500, $5000, $10K

equals...

(above) Average Joe's yearly net worth: $100K
Buy In: $15, $25, $50, $100

Might as well be a freeroll. Even if you put a pro's yearly net worth @ $1M, Joe's equivalent buy-in would be $150, $250, $500, $1000, which is tighter, but still not too bad.
 
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