Jens Kyllonen confirms presence in Big One For One Drop at the WSOP

26 May 2012

The Big One for ONE DROP

Jens Kyllönen, one of the best known players of the high stakes, recently confirmed in a statements made to, that intends to compete for the million-dollar tournament, the $ 1 Million Big One For One Drop, which is held from 1st to 3rd July at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas during the 2012 WSOP.

There are already 39 players who have confirmed their presence in this mega high-roller event. Along with Kyllönen, will be , among others, Bertrand Grospellier, Daniel Negreanu, Daniel Shak, Erik Seidel, Gus Hansen, Johnny Chan, Jonathan Duhamel, Patrick Antonius, Tony G, Tom Dwan or organizer Guy Laliberté. 9 seats are still available as the event has a maximum capacity of 48 participants.

Kyllönen is having a very rare year in the galactic level tables of PokerStars. Has began unstoppable on the verge of exceeding 2 million dollars in revenue. However, two months ago began a "downswing", which still lasts and it has reduced its positive balance to the amount of $ 1,121,920.

The Finn has stated that will invest the benefits accrued in 2012 for the buy-in of the million tournament because "one only plays a tournament like this once in a lifetime" However, he also commented that it is possible to "sell" shares. About the tournament, said that the list of player pool is fantastic and the charity side of the event gives a nice extra value to the tournament. He also explained that one of his main motivations was to play is that he wants to beat Juha Helppi in the Finnish list of all-time earnings.

Kyllönen commented that apart from the million dollars tournament will play the $ 10,000 Pot-Limit Championship and the remaining two weeks will be in Las Vegas on vacation.

Moreover, we have known that the One Drop Foundation has been designated as official ONG for the World Series of Poker ®. Both organizations have stated that will collaborate in organizing solidarity actions to bring drinking water to parts of the world where it is needed.

The One Drop Foundation was created by Guy Laliberté, Cirque du Soleil owner and developer of million-dollar tournament. The players of this tournament will donate $ 111,111 of their buy-ins to this organization.


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