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Poker Pro Ryan Young Killed In Car Accident

California Bracelet Winner Was 28 Years Old

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Ryan YoungPoker pro Ryan Young was killed in a car accident on Monday. The Torrance, California native was just 28 years old.

Young made a name for himself on the tournament circuit with success in 2007 and 2008, winning a World Series of Poker bracelet, a Legends of Poker side event and finishing runner up in the Wynn Classic main event.

Most recently, he went deep in the 2012 WSOP main event, finishing in 350th place overall. In his brief six-year career, Young racked up over $1.6 million in live tournament earnings.

The news of Young’s death hit the poker world after Daniel Negreanu Tweeted, “Really sad news: Poker Pro Ryan Young passed away today. RIP Ryan.” Negreanu later added, “A real loss for the poker world. Ryan Young was interesting, charismatic, a talker, aggressive, and exciting to watch.”

Chris Moore, the player who defeated Young heads-up at the 2008 Wynn Classic, Tweeted, “Very saddened to hear of the passing of poker player Ryan Young. Always thought of him as a great player, and an even better guy :( #rip”

Amit Makhija posted on Young’s facebook wall, “So incredibly torn up about Ryan Young’s car accident. Was in disbelief when I read the news this morning was praying it was a bad joke. I was quite close to him for many years, and its really so sad, he was definitely an amazing friend, and a great person. My heart and prayers go out to his family.”

 
 
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