Online phenomenon Jens “Jeans89” Kyllonen from Finland showed once again that he's not just a sicko behind his computer screen, besting a field of 184 players in the prestigious $25,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha. He knocked Tommy Le out in heads-up play to score his second 7-figure payday. His other score above a million was back in 2009, when he won EPT Kopenhagen for $1,120,815.
At the start of the third day only 20 players remained, all chasing that gold bracelet and the huge price money for first. They played down to three players who would battle it out on the fourth and final day. Noteable eliminations on the third day were Cary Katz (19th, $42,435), Yevgeniy Timoshenko (18th, $42,435), Paul Volpe (15th, $49,050), Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi (12th, $70,256), his brother Robert Mizrachi (9th, $86,969) and Ludovic Geilich (7th, $110,035).
At the start of the final day, these were the chipcounts:
The chips changed owners a couple of times, and after a couple of orbits Kyllonen found himself all-in and at risk with on a flop of against Smith's , but Kyllonen hit a on the river to stay alive.
Smith ultimately put his last chips in the middle preflop with and was looked up by Le's . After a board of Smith could collect his $487,361. $111,111 of that price money went into the buy-in of the Big One for One Drop.
Kyllonen started the heads-up play with a small chip advantage, but during the break Le had roughly 14 million chips against Kyllonen's 9 million chips. The Fin regained some momentum and after a while had a 2,5:1 chiplead. The two players changed stacks twice before the final hand took place.
Le got all his chips in the middle with on a -flop against Kyllonen's , and after the turn and river were the and , Kyllonen had secured his first WSOP-bracelet and a 7-figure payday.
The results of the final table are as follows: