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2012 WSOP: Jens Kyllönen to play the $1M buy-in event this summer!

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Posted on 23 May 2012 by "T".

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 means that a total of 39 players have registered for the event that has a 48-player cap.

This is what Kyllönen said in an interview about his decision to participate in the historic event...

What made you decide to register for this event?

Basically I had a good amount of winnings from this year, and I decided to go for this "once in a lifetime" -opportunity.

At the moment I plan to pay the whole buy-in ($1 million) myself, but I might sell shares later on.

The list of players seems very nice, and the charity aspect brings a nice extra value to the tournament.

The most important reason for me to play this tournament is, however, the chance to take the lead from Juha Helppi in the Finnish All Time Money List.

What do you think about the list of players so far?

There are many amateurs, so the tournament will have a good value. It is also great to get to play with all these businessmen, since many of them have great personalities.

The list of players include also a few weaker poker pros, which brings even some more value to the tournament.

This tournament will be one for the history books. Do you think the one million dollar buy-in will affect the style how the poker pros will play in the tournament?

I think it will have a big affect on how the poker pros play, especially when the money bubble is nearing, since the cash prizes are so huge.

Are you going to play more WSOP tournaments this year in addition to the one drop?

I think I will play also the $10.000 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha championship -tournament, but other than that, the two weeks that I will be spending there, will be mainly a holiday for me. First I was not even planning to go Las Vegas this year, but the one million dollar buy-in tournament changed my mind.

source: highstakesdb


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9 comments on "2012 WSOP: Jens Kyllönen to play the $1M buy-in event this summer!"

 noonlion23/05/2012 11:02:27 GMT
That event is just insane.

Imagine, first hand AA vs KK lol.

I'm not surprised alot of pros are avoiding this - it does devalue other tournaments.

There's not that many who can handle that huge a buy-in, even the top pros.
 pochui23/05/2012 11:54:59 GMT
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...
 Fakiry23/05/2012 12:22:45 GMT
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…
 noonlion23/05/2012 14:14:31 GMT
There'll be plenty rich business people no doubt ready to spunk their cash away.

"Guess what guys? I just played at a table with some of the top poker pros in the world!!"

"How much did you win?"

"I lost $1M...."
 kwasac23/05/2012 16:27:04 GMT
How sick that is, 1 mil buy-in... :O These guys living our dreams, they are young, rich and high stakes gambler!!!
 jomull5723/05/2012 23:05:28 GMT

i still cant bring my self to spend $1 on a tornement buy in. loving the free rolles and micro stakes to much.
 Macubaas24/05/2012 03:37:39 GMT
I think it was realy time for Jens to step up and play this big poker event!

I think he is the best online PLO cash player and i think now he wants to prove he also has NLHE skills Big Smile
 rv24/05/2012 20:48:49 GMT
Insane tournament, but this guy has a point - there is a lot of value in it with so many amatuers. Not sure who are those weaker pros he meantioned.
 damosk24/05/2012 21:03:24 GMT
This is poker on another level. But the buy in is all relative to their bankroll and the potential 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!"

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