2016 WSOP: Finland's Jens Kyllönen Wins $25k PLO for $1.12M

Finland’s Jens Kyllönen is one of the best pot-limit Omaha players in the world, having amassed a huge $5 million playing the variant at online cash games. The 26 year-old’s PLO skills also translate onto the tournament scene, too, and on Saturday he took down Event #62: $25k Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller to capture a career first gold bracelet, as well as $1,127,035 in prize money.
Following an impressive performance which now pushes his tournament earnings to $2,766,652, Jens Kyllönen commented:
“I can’t remember when I had this kind of rush. It has to be back in 2011 when I won a million in one day. That’s a similar feeling that I can remember, but other than that, this is the biggest one.”
A total of 184 players entered the $25k Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller to create a prize pool worth $4,370,000, and amongst the notable pros finishing in one of the event’s 28 money places was Isaac Baron in 28th ($37,062), Taylor Paur in 23rd ($42,435), Yevgeniy Timoshenko in 18th ($42,435), Paul Volpe in 15th ($49,050), Michael Mizrachi in 12th ($70,256), and Robert Mizrachi in 9th ($86,969).
At the final table, Jens Kyllonen then progressed all the way through to heads-up play where he eventually managed to defeat US pro Tommy Le to claim the title.
“It’s kind of been a dream,” explained Kyllonen. “For some Finnish players it has been more of a dream, but I certainly appreciate the bracelet a lot. I’m going to remember it forever.”
Jens Kyllonen is now just one of three Finnish players ever to have won a WSOP bracelet, the others being Jani Vilmunen (2009), and Ville Wahlbeck (2009). Kyllonen also moves up to 4th place on Finland’s all time money list, behind Patrik Antonius ($6,788,792), Juha Helppi ($6,267,941), and Jani Sointula ($2,829,829).
Final Table Results:
1: Jens Kyllonen $1,127,035
2: Tommy Le $696,558
3: Dan Smith $487,361
4: Ryan D’Angelo $347,641
5: Veselin Karakitukov $252,909
6: Dmitry Savelyev $187,724
7: Ludovic Geilich $142,227
8: Sean Winter $110,035

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