Jerry Yang won his ticket to the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event Main Event through a $225 satellite and bested a field of 6,358 entries for an increadible $8.25 million first prize. Now, almost 6 years later, it seems like the money is gone since his gold bracelet (and other jewellery belonging to him) is listed on U.S. Department of the Treasury's Auction site.
Ilari Sahamies is up more than $300k this year and is among the biggest winners online. But it seems like the Finnish poker icon's economy still isn't all that good -- even though he has turned a big minus into a big plus in just 2-3 weeks time. During a heads-up match against Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky a few days ago, Sahamies revealed in the chat that he's broke.
The Finnish poker pro Ilari Sahamies ended up as the biggest winner of 2011 at PokerStars with millions of dollars won. However, this year has been a totally different story for him and now it seems like he's more or less broke. "I don't have any money left," Sahamies wrote in the poker chat the other day after losing everything he had at the table.
Isildur1 probably doesn't need a closer presentation since he was the most talked-about person in the end of 2009 thanks to the millions of dollars he won and lost in no-time. Anyhow, we all know that Isildur1 ended up losing everything he had won, and also that he lost about 2 million dollars from his own bankroll. After this, Isildur1 disappeared from the high stakes scene for a while, and then he returned a few weeks later playing $5/$10 NL. This time, the unknown Swede lost about $400 and didn't seem to care about the money at all (who can blame him?).
Now, after a few weeks of complete silence, he's once again back at the poker tables. But, unfortunately, it's on even lower stakes than last time - $0,25/$0.50 NL Holdem. Isildur1 sat down at the table with $10, which he lost later on after that his pair of kings was beaten by three of a kind 5's.