Jens "Jeans89" Kyllönen, whose name many recognize from PokerStars nosebleed tables, has confirmed that he will take part in the $1 million buy-in event called BIG ONE for ONE DROP at this summer's World Series of Poker ($111,111 from each buy-in will be donated to the ONE DROP, a nonprofit organization that finds clean water for people worldwide in an effort to fight poverty). This[...] Read more » 2012 WSOP: Jens Kyllönen to play the $1M buy-in event this summer!
Joined: May '08
Age: 32 (M)
i'm not sure this devalues other tournaments (but i have to agree that main event with 10 k buy in looks kinda funny compared with this 1 mil buyin) i think this can only be compared to nosebleed action- similar stuff here, and i see this as a sit and go rather than tourney...
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 37 (M)
These prizes must be something anyone would dream about. Does Jens Kyllönen needs to win to pass Juha Helppi in the Finnish All Time Money List, or a 2nd or 3rd place is enough? And looks like there are many amateurs among the 39 registered players. Jens calls them amateurs, but they shouldn’t be “normal” amateurs, having $1M available to pay for this buy-in…
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 53 (M)
This is poker on another level. But the buy in is all relative to their bankroll and the potential winnings.....no different to the guy who puts £50,000 on a horse in a race or a football match, other than at least playing poker you have some element of control over what happens and can generally only blame yourself if you make a bad move at the wrong time. Will be intersting to see who buys in!"