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He’s one of the best Pot-Limit Omaha players in the world and easily one of the most profitable high-stakes online poker players of all time.
Even so, Jens Kyllönen is looking to get out of the game, according to Finnish tabloid Iltalehti.
Kyllönen told Iltalehti he’s been studying finance for the last few years and has already secured an internship in Philadelphia (no word as to whether it conflicts with the 2017 WSOP).
Kyllönen Going Out on Top
Despite the fact the high-stakes games have been dwindling on most poker sites, Kyllönen has remained remarkably consistent over the years.
In fact 2016 was one of his best years ever as he finally picked up a coveted WSOP gold bracelet in the prestigious $25k PLO Championship for $1.1m.
He added another $293k playing online, according to highstakesDB.
Kyllönen admitted to Iltalehti that he could comfortably retire right now but he’s looking for a new challenge.
Over the years Kyllönen, also known as Jeans89 on PokerStars and Ingenious89 on Full Tilt Poker, has amassed millions playing PLO.
Kyllönen told Iltalehti that after playing poker professionally for more than 10 years he wanted to try something new.
As with most “retired” poker players there’s a good chance Kyllönen makes the odd trip to a tournament and he already has plans to play the Kings of Tallinn event in Estonia.