Jerry Yang and poker - a good fit?

Gimme the Loot!
Jerry Yang is the new face of poker after winning the 2007 WSOP Main Event.

What Jerry Yang may not have realized as he put down his $10,000 buy-in for the World Series of Poker Main Event is that winning comes with a lot more than just a bracelet and money. It also means taking on the responsibility of being the face of poker for the next year.

The poker world will be watching to see how he does in other tournaments and if he really has what it takes. The whole world will also be looking to him as the primary example of what a champion poker player is like.

So is this a good or bad move for the future of poker? Lets take a look at the pros and cons of Yang representing the game.

Pro: Because he is an older, stable, family man, Yang comes across as trustworthy. He'll give poker a good image once again and hopefully erase some of the damage done by Jerry Yang is WSOP Champion

  • WSOP Main Event: It's a Small Final Table After All
  • Meet Your Main Event Final Table
  • Best Poker Sites - Editor`s Pick

    Latest Blogs »