All in : [from refugee camp to poker champ] / Jerry Yang ; with Mark Tabb.
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|Westfield Washington PL - Westfield||B-Yang (Text)||78292000309540||Adult Biography Book Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781605421889
- ISBN: 160542188X
- Physical Description: 323 pages ; 23 cm
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: St. Charles, IL : Medallion Press, 2011.
|General Note:|| Subtitle from dust jacket.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Prologue: the longest of long shots -- In the shadow of Vietnam -- Hmong Tom Sawyer -- "I can do this" -- Vegas or bust -- A not-so-distant thunder -- Escape -- Two tournaments, one prize -- Between the Rio and the roach motel -- Through the jungle -- Caught! -- Across the Mekong -- "I actually belong here" -- An improbable climb -- Next stop: the final table -- A place where people went to die -- Happiest day -- Free at last -- On the cusp of a dream -- Landing in paradise -- "I'm all in" -- This is America? -- Jerry Yang show -- Reaching for the American dream -- It all comes down to this -- Postscript: the heart of a champion -- Appendix: Jerry's winning poker strategies. 8 things beginning players need to know ; Top 8 rookie mistakes ; Top 8 tells ; Top 8 hands to play ; Basic tournament strategy.
|Summary, etc.:|| "In this intimate profile of an unlikely poker champion, the life story of Jerry Yang is laid out-from his difficult Hmong childhood to his success as a professional poker player. Born in the mountains of northern Laos, Jerry spent four and a half years in a Thai refugee camp after his family escaped the Communist forces. He endured horrific living conditions there and watched his family members die at gunpoint, but miraculously escaped and immigrated to the United States. From his first chance encounter with poker to winning the 2007 World Series of Poker, his struggles and achievements are chronicled here. It details Jerry's domination in the sport and how he uses his winnings to give back to the organizations that fed and clothed him during his childhood at the refugee camp. This autobiography is truly inspirational and is a reminder that the American dream is attainable for those with the courage and tenacity to pursue it"-- Provided by publisher.
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