ISPT team increases while a poker pro books a trip to to space

  • This week's poker news: Jens 'Jeans89' Kyllönen follows the steps of billionaire, founder of Cirque du Soleil Guy Laliberte and books a trip to Space with Virgin Galactic. Plus, ISPT 2013 team is joined by another poker pro since Mizrachi had joined in J

  • EPT Barcelona event has just finished, but the poker world keeps spinning. This week Sam Trickett joins Michael 'the Grinder' Mizrachi to promote upcoming ISPT! It is going to be one of the largest tournaments ever held and it seems that the organizers are not wasting any time. After all, the estimated prizepool for the venue is €20.000.000 while the tournament is set to be held on 31 May – 6 June, 2013. Other bizarre news include already a second poker player to travel to space! This time it's Jens 'Jeans89' Kyllönen that had booked a space trip with Virgin Galactic.

    Preparations to ISPT

    International Stadium Poker Tour is a brand new poker series with lots of potential. The very first tournament is going to be held on 31 May – 1 June, 2013 at probably the most famous stadium in the world – the Wembley Stadium.

    Once the ISPT was announced, Michael Mizrachi was invited to to promote the venue. Not only he has a good image in poker community but he had just won WSOP $50k Players Championship Event for the second time! As soon as the WSOP was over, Mizrachi has tweeted:

    Guess who has joined the Team_ISPT. It is the one and only, Sam Trickett – the second place finisher at $1 million buy-in One Drop. After being signed bu ISPT, he claimed that:

    As a poker player, I have to be associated with such an enormous event. Being part of this tournament means being part of the history of poker

    So far, two of the biggest names from this WSOP has been signed to promote ISPT. One of them has won probably the hardest event in the whole series while the other finished second in the biggest prizepool event in WSOP. We can only guess that after the November 9 gathers up for the Final Table, there will be one more joining the gang.

    To remind you, the November Nine in WSOP 2012 are :

    Seat 1: Russell Thomas – Hartford, CT (24,800,000 in chips)
    Seat 2: Jacob Balsiger – Tempe, AZ (13,115,000 in chips)
    Seat 3: Jeremy Ausmus – Las Vegas, NV (9,805,000 in chips)
    Seat 4: Steven Gee – Sacramento, CA (16,860,000 in chips)
    Seat 5: Greg Merson – Laurel, MD (28,725,000 in chips)
    Seat 6: Jesse Sylvia – West Tisbury, MA (43,875,000 in chips)
    Seat 7: Robert Salaburu – San Antonio, TX (15,155,000 in chips)
    Seat 8: Andras Koroknai – Debrecen, Hungary (29,375,000 in chips)
    Seat 9: Michael Esposito – Seaford, NY (16,260,000 in chips)

    Poker Pro books a seat to space!

    Finish poker pro Jens 'Jeans89' Kyllönen for about $200.000 just bought a trip to space with Virgin Galactic. Presumably, he got the idea from Guy Laliberté that traveled to space in 2009. After all, they both played at Laliberté's charity event with a million dollar buy-in. The flight is not due to 2014 when after a few days of training, Jens will take a 2-hour trip to space.

    Here is how Virgin Galactic promotes their flights that Jens will take:

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