PokerStars once again prove how diverse they are with the creation of the Common Cents tournament series; Jens “Jeans89” Kyllonen sets a new nosebleed record at the other end of the scale, and Sam Trickett is getting married.
PokerStars are a site that caters for all creatures great and small. A fact never better demonstrated than a week in which Jens “Jeans89” Kyllonen sets a new nosebleed record, and the Red Spade release details of a new low stakes tournament series dubbed: Common Cents.
Let’s start at the less flattering end of the bountiful boutique. If your risk tolerance is extremely low, akknd you love your poker, then PokerStars has the answer. Between Oct 5 and 11, Common Cents will feature 14 tournaments, and every single buy-in will be below $1.
As is expected with the universally accepted god of online poker, PokerStars will put their money on the line with $250,000 in guaranteed prize money, including an opening event carrying a $100,000 guarantee, and a Main Event carrying a $25,000 guarantee.
There are even chances to play in the Main Event without putting your hand into your pocket. During the first 13 events, PokerStars will award random tables with free $0.99 Main Event seats every minute for the first hour of play. There will also be a leaderboard with $1,000 in guaranteed prize money up for grabs.
Jens “Jeans86” Kyllonen Sets New PokerStars Nosebleed Record
At the other end of the scale, Finnish high stakes cash game player Jens “Jeans86” Kyllonen is officially the winningest online cash game player on PokerStars, according to statistics tracked by the online poker database HighstakesDB.
The nosebleed tracking site has been tracking records since 2010, and a cracking September for the Fin – he won $635,283 – now means he has won $4,959,875 on the site. That’s more than any other player who allows their results to be tracked by the online website. Kyllonen’s pile of cash is over $1.3m larger that the one collated by Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky sitting in second place.
Kyllonen is currently the third most successful online cash game grinder of 2015 with $900,192 in profit. Viktor “Isildur1” Blom is currently leading everyone else with a profit of $1,436,488 and bbvisbadforme is in second place with a profit of $865,770. Isaac Haxton is also having a fantastic year with a profit of $882,834.
At the other end of the scale Phil Ivey continues to be the site’s biggest loser with $2,279,957 in losses. Mikael Thuritz is another big loser with losses amounting to $728,045.
Trickett Having Fun
In other high stakes news Sam “tr1cky7” Trickett is currently having the time of his life. Last week he brushed aside online losses in excess of $100,000 when his marriage proposal got the thumbs up from his beautiful bride to be. The top live tournament money earner in European history also had fun in Burning Man, as well as getting the opportunity to play football with some of the infamous Man Utd Class of 92, including Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes.