Say what you will about 2007 World Series of Poker Champion Jerry “The Shadow” Yang (he gave himself that nickname) and his ambassadorship or world-champ-worthiness, on camera, he seems to be simply a happy, humble, hard-working guy.
Here Jerry catches up with Frank Op de Woerd from PokerNews to talk about his summer grind and how hard he’s working on his new business, Pocket 8’s Sushi and Grill (located in Merced, CA). Yang doesn’t appear to have any pretense about where is skill level is as he is grateful to be cashing when he does and would never think to participate in the stratosphere of those who participate in the One Drop.
While Yang is a good guy, he still hasn’t forgotten those backhanded comments from Salty Joe about his level of ambassadorship. Even so, he’s seemingly let some of the hostility go and simply is thankful for those that support him as he continues to try to support poker and make his way back to the final table.