Jerry Yang's WSOP Watch Hits eBay
Jerry Yang's WSOP Main Event Championship watch hit eBay this week while the nomination process begun for the 2014 Poker Hall of Fame.
Jerry Yang's Corum Watch for Sale on eBay
Last year, the IRS seized the bracelet and watch of 2007 WSOP Main Event Winner Jerry Yang in connection to back taxes due.
The buyer of that watch has now listed it on eBay.
A new eBay seller from Seattle, Washington named "polareyezd" has listed the watch, complete with paperwork, and began the bidding at just $50.
The Corum Admiral's Cup watch supposedly retails for around $9,000 without the connection to Yang.
At present, bidding on the watch is up to $3,550 with just over 2 days remaining in the auction.
WSOP Hall of Fame Nominations Open
Voting for the 2014 Poker Hall of Fame is underway over at WSOP.com. Fans once again can vote for the poker player that they feel embodies the standards of the Hall of Fame.
The following are the criteria for nomination to the Poker Hall of Fame.
• A player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition
• Be a minimum of 40 years old at time of nomination
• Played for high stakes
• Played consistently well, gaining the respect of peers
• Stood the test of time
• Or, for non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results.
One player who will turn 40 prior to the nomination deadline is Daniel Negreanu. Negreanu recently became poker's All-Time Money Leader after finishing second in the Big One for ONE DROP at the 2014 World Series of Poker.
Other big names eligible for nomination this year include John Juanda, Jennifer Harman, Gus Hansen and Scotty Nguyen.
Nominations will be accepted through August 15. Afterwards, the Nomination Committee will review the nominations and compile a list of finalists.
A panel consisting of select media members and the 21 living Hall of Fame members will then vote on that final list.
Up to two members will be selected in the final vote and will be enshrined during the WSOP Main Event November Nine final table later this year.