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Hank Yang, a famous poker player at the Aria Poker Casino in Las Vegas, has died. Let’s see how Hank Young died and the cause of death of the Las Vegas poker player in detail.
How did Hank Young die?
Hang Yang, the Las Vegas poker player has died suddenly. Jesse Segal, who described the deceased poker player as “the most generous/friendly player,” tweeted the news.
Yang, a native of Virginia, developed that reputation over the years by focusing primarily on cash game poker.
He tweeted, “RIP Hank Young. Shocked to hear of his death today. Every time he was in the @ARIAPoker room he was the most generous/friendly player around.
His love for poker was obvious, but his love for people was unparalleled. The void left behind will be impossible to fill.
RIP Hank Young. Shocked to hear of his death today. Every time he was in @ARIAPoker room he was the most generous/friendly player around. His love for poker was obvious, but his love for people was unparalleled. The void left behind will be impossible to fill😢
— Jessie Segal (@JessMant00th) January 10, 2023
Hank Young’s Cause of Death:
Hank Young’s cause of death has not yet been released. Yang played regularly in the cash games at Aria for many years, earning a reputation as one of the most sophisticated players there.
Although he wasn’t a fan of the tournaments, Hendon Mob reports that he won $178,492 from them throughout his career.
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Hank Young. He really was one of the good ones. Today’s show will be dedicated to Hank. pic.twitter.com/FeWp49J30U
— Only Friends Podcast (@OnlyFriends_Pod) January 11, 2023
Who was Hank Young?
Hank Young was a regular poker player at Aria. His Hendon Mob stats list just three cashes, his last coming in a $3,000 buy-in no-limit hold ’em tournament at the WPT World Championships last month at Wynn Las Vegas, where he finished in 40th place for $12,496.
Yang’s other two wins were from races with $10,000 buy-ins. The first was a $115,500 career-high runner-up finish in a pot-limit Omaha tournament at the 2021 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio 2021.
And the other was a 15th place finish for $50,496 in a PLO event at the 2022 World Series of Poker.
Yang appeared on PokerGO’s Poker After Dark in 2018, one of the most famous poker cash game broadcasts to date.
He played in a $20,000 minimum buy-in game against the likes of Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuthand. He came away with $100,000 in winnings, the most on the table.