One of the more out-of-nowhere stories at the WSOP final table was that of Ye Yuan, a student in Wisconsin originally hailing from China. The 25-year-old had just $6K in live cashes heading into the 2020 WSOP Main Event according to HendonMob, but he does have a strong background in math considering he's studying for his doctorate in probability.
Combine that with his love for the game stemming from his teenage years when he just played for fun, and he's got the ability to perhaps follow in the footsteps of his poker hero, bracelet winner and high roller superstar Fedor Holz.
He enters this final table with a middling stack, but 32 blinds still gives him plenty of room to maneuver.
Furthermore, despite his limited live poker ledger, he said he's entering his realm of greater comfort as the tournament transitions from the online portion.
"I think my live play is better than my online play," he said. "I can read people.”