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This Week's Big Winner: Jens Kyllonen Wins $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller at 2016 WSOP

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Aug 17, 2016


One of the biggest World Series of Poker tournaments of the summer came in pot-limit Omaha with the $25,000 buy-in championship event. A total of 184 players entered the event, creating a prize pool of more than $4.3 million. In the end, the title went to Finnish high-stakes poker pro Jens Kyllonen. The 26-year-old earned his first bracelet, and the $1,127,035 first-place prize, which nearly doubled his live tournament earnings to $2.5 million. Kyllonen topped a tough final table and had to defeat pot-limit Omaha specialist Tommy Le heads-up. Le had already taken fifth in the $1,500 and third in the $10,000 pot-limit Omaha events this summer. Here are the five biggest hands that propelled Kyllonen to the win. The Action With nine players left, Sean Winter raised to 200,000 from under the gun and Robert Mizrachi called on the button. Jens Kyllonen called from the big blind and the ...

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