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Plans being made for a movie about Jerry Yang's life

Tags: 2007 WSOP, All in: From Refugee Camp to Poker Champ, autobiography, jerry yang, movie.
Posted on 02 March 2012 by "T".

In an interview on Short Stacked Radio on Wednesday, Jerry Yang told the interviewer that his autobiography, All in: From Refugee Camp to Poker Champ, could be set for the big screen.

"I'm very excited and I'm praying, I'm really praying right now," said Yang, "We have a scheduled meeting already. My father and I will fly out and meet with this particular (film) company. This is my third meeting with them by the way, so hopefully we'll be able to put something together that is agreeable with both sides."

All in: From Refugee Camp to Poker Champ
Yang's autobiography is about the time he and his family spent at a refugee camp in Thailand, where they lived for four years. He lost a brother and a sister there before the U.S. government gave his family the green light to set up residence in the United States.

After several years in the US, Yang graduated from Loma Linda University with master's degree in health psychology and began working right away. When Yang wasn't busy working or spending time with his family, he played poker and did well in some poker tournaments. His big breakthrough came in 2007 when he entered a $225 satellite and won entry to the WSOP Main Event, which he won and became a multi millionaire. 

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6 comments on "Plans being made for a movie about Jerry Yang''s life"

 pochui02/03/2012 12:19:37 GMT
now that is a great looking pile of cash- that's something worth making a poster of, hanging it on the toilet door and dreaming of such a win one day yourself- getting back to the movie- the script is there, so it's a no brainer, just needs enough publicity and i think this could be a success
 TheMachineQC02/03/2012 14:10:36 GMT
Ah, I remember that main event! This guy played weird (always 1M bets, was so hilarious), but agressive, got lots of hands and managed to take it down. Luck always helps Big Smile
 Fakiry02/03/2012 14:15:24 GMT
It sure is a nice story to put on film. Just hope they do it with sound, can’t believe I spent two hours inside a movie theater watching “The Artist” and no one talked one the movie all that time. My wife went with me and she was almost sleeping, than she started joking with me because of the movie, saying: “Look what they are saying: bla,bla,bla,bla (in a scene where the main actor is becoming insane and there are a lot of mouths around him)”. I laugh inside so much I started crying, trying not to laugh out loud so I wouldn’t disturb the audience.
 elcimik02/03/2012 20:08:47 GMT
I think that they will have to make a movie bought this granny that went from rags to riches in my country ful of rich people
 gogo702/03/2012 21:50:10 GMT
Not the most interesting character in the poker world... better movie would be about someone more charismatic.
 Billy231107/03/2012 10:26:26 GMT
Jerry Yang is a good player but not a great one, Yang had won $8,250,000 for the 2007 main event victory and his live tournament winnings are $8,263,393...
In my opinion he had a lucky tournament, great poker players win constant...

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