$10,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship

Yang Banger

Jerry Yang and Steve Sung
Few would argue that Jerry Yang is one of the most gentlemanly guys in poker, even in times of adversity as we witnessed during a hand that ran well into the last break.

Yang opened the pot with a raise to 800 from the cutoff and Steve Sung kicked it up a notch to 2,600 from the button. Both blinds surrendered and Yang made the call, sending the action heads up to the flop, which came {10-Diamonds} {10-Hearts} {2-Hearts}. Yang then fired a bet of 4,000 which was called by Sung, sending us to the turn: {8-Diamonds}.

12,000 was what Yang charged Sung to see the river and Sung made the call, leaving himself just 15,000 behind. When the river delivered the {3-Hearts}, Yang moved all in putting Sung to a decision for all of his chips.

At this point in the hand, Sung tanked for what seemed like an eternity; so long, in fact, that the dealer had to abandon the table for reasons unknown and a floorperson stepped in to finish out the hand. Without actually calling the clock, Yang explained to Sung that he felt he'd been extra patient and was considering doing so. A bit of inaudible dialogue was exchanged between the two and in the end, Yang did ask the dealer... er... floorperson... for a clock, only to watch Sung slam his cards into the muck and storm out of the room.

After the hand, Yang climbed to about 64,000 in chips while Sung dropped to 15,000.

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