Although American poker pro Joe McKeehen won this year's WSOP Main Event for $7.6 million, the biggest winner of all was the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)! According to a report by taxabletalk.com' s Russ Fox, 34.13 percent of the final table's $24,806,976 prize money will go to the IRS. That's $8,467,091!
Erick Lindgren, a former Full Tilt pro and 2008's WSOP Player of The Year, has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in thee years. According to Blomberg Business, Lindgren owes over $8 million and listed assets of less than $50,000 in Chapter 11 papers on Tuesday in U.S. Bakruptcy Court in Las Vegas.
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.