Jerry Yang is a major force in the poker world. He is one of the world’s best known poker commentators, with almost two million YouTube subscribers. His book Poker Stars is a New York Times Bestseller.
Now it is time for the second part of my series on Jerry Yang and Poker. This second installment will explore how he first came to play poker professionally.
I asked him if he had any recommendations. He told me that he read poker books as a child, and when he got older, he began to ask his parents about poker. His father told him that it was a mistake. Yang gave up on it after realizing that he would not be able to make a living from it.
He said that his father explained that poker “is not a real job”. Yang says that it is not easy to quit what is considered to be a “minor” profession. However, he eventually quit poker and tried to make it as a sports reporter for ESPN.
However, he was still not making enough money from it. He was not even sure if he would be able to continue with the job.
Yang says that he did not have any “help” when he was trying to get into poker, and that his friends were all, “great players.” It was just luck that he finally found poker.
A question that I want to address is that if you want to become successful at poker, how do you do that? Do you follow the “dead-simple” method or do you do some advanced strategies? Yang says that he is someone who follows the “dead-simple” method. He will use the same strategy but will tweak it slightly in order to make it better.
“The key to winning at poker is not the variation of your strategy but how well you execute your strategy”. Yang states that he does not follow trends or predictions. He has no interest in following a certain trend or betting on a certain hand.
Yang states that there are many ways to learn about poker. He favors online sites where you can see real play and game action. But he also believes that when you can actually see someone playing poker live, you can better learn the tricks of the trade.
Another option for learning poker is to start a poker blog and publish your findings. If you are looking for a new way to learn poker, this is an excellent option. It will be interesting to see how you learn over time.
Websites are also good ways to learn, especially ones that let you watch live action and play against other players. Yang strongly recommends such sites as he believes that he learned a lot from watching his opponents in the beginning. It is amazing to see the way these players deal with each other.
I believe that any poker player that wants to study poker should do so through the Internet. Yang also states that he started learning poker through his blog.