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Jens Kyllönen is Going to Space

Tags: jeans89, jens kyllönen, space, virgin galactic
Posted on 28 August 2012 by "T".

According to an interview with Jens "Jeans89" Kyllönen in Card Player Europe, the Finnish poker pro has paid €160,000 to reserve a seat on Virgin Galactic's space flight. Kyllönen, one of the most successful poker players online this year, told the magazine that he'll probably make the trip in 2014 after the testing stage is complete. He will have to spend three to four days training for the flight at SpacePort America. The space trip will only last for 2 hours.

"I've always been fascinated with space and now that I have the opportunity to be within the first people going I just felt like I had to do it," Kyllönen said.



High Stakes: Ilari Sahamies Wins $403,000!

Tags: high stakes, ilari sahamies, jeans89, pokerstars
Posted on 02 August 2012 by "T".

There was some really nice action on PokerStars nosebleed tables yesterday, and Finland's very own Ilari Sahamies ended up as the biggest winner of the day. Sahamies started in the morning by winning about $60k at some $200/$400 and $50/$100 PLO tables. However, it was later in the evening that the real action started and he won some serious cash.

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

Tags: big one for one drop, high stakes, jeans89, Jens Kyllönen, pokerstars
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...

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High Stakes: Interview with the Finnish poker phenomena Jens "Jeans89" Kyllönen

Tags: high stakes, interview, jeans89, Jens Kyllönen, pokerstars
Posted on 02 March 2012 by "T".

Jens "Jeans89" Kyllönen from Finland is on everyone's lips lately (well, at least the ones who follow the online high stakes scene). Kyllönen has been dominating PokerStars' nosebleed table this year and he's up about $1,7 million so far, which gives him a lead of about $600k over the second biggest winner.

Yesterday, posted a quite interesting interview with Jens Kyllönen. Below you read the interview in its full version:

Going way back, do you remember how you first heard about poker and when you started playing the game first time? Did you start playing online or live and what stakes? Did you realize quickly that you had an eye for the game?

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