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Poker News | The Inside Shuffle

The Inside Shuffle - Vegas Guide, Stop WSOP Mental Mistakes, Big One for One Drop Field Grows and More!

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The news out on the street is that poker is running over the face of the world right now all caught in a massive bottleneck in Las Vegas and we're giving you a few of the highlights. The Big One for One Drop just picked up another 'live one' or is he? Jens "Jeans89" Kyllönen put down the deposit and expects to pay the full $1,000,000 buy-in out of his pocket, with the possibility of selling shares later. Jared Tendler who is known as one of the best mental game coaches around has some tips on mental mistakes players make in big tournaments. Kristy Arnett gives you a brief on how to get around and manage your trip to Las Vegas in the PokerStars Blog. And the WSOP Schedule is filled with everything you need to know about registering for tournaments and more. Follow the game plan and keep reading.

The Big One for One Drop Field Grows

With just one month left until the biggest poker event in history – The Big One for One Drop – the tournament keeps attracting top pro players. The latest addition to the player field is one of this year's biggest PokerStars winners, Jens "Jeans89" Kyllönen, from Finland. He made the $50K deposit required from all the players who sign up for the event. Kyllönen is the 39th player to enter the Big One for One Drop tournament which leaves just nine $1 million seats still available. Hurry and get yours!

After announcing plans to play the biggest poker event of all time, Kyllönen agreed to an interview with in which he explained his decision and talked about his plans for this year's World Series.

“Basically I had a good amount of winnings from this year, and I decided to go for this “once in a lifetime” -opportunity,” Kyllönen said in an interview. “At the moment I plan to pay the whole buy-in ($1 million) myself, but I might sell shares later on. The list of players seems very nice, and the charity aspect brings a nice extra value to the tournament.”

Go to for the full interview.

Biggest WSOP Mental Mistakes

With thousands of poker players from all over the world getting ready to take over Las Vegas for the biggest poker event of the year, one of the best mental game coaches around, Jared Tendler, published an exclusive piece on In his article Tendler (who coaches over 200 poker players), named the four biggest mental mistakes that players make in big tournaments and the means of avoiding them.

According to Tendler, author of one of the most popular books on poker psychology, “The Mental Game of Poker,” the four most common mental mistakes among players made during big poker tournaments are preparing badly, over excitement, dreaming too much, and not switching off. In the article Tendler discusses these mistakes in detail and gives a few tips on what to do in order to avoid them.

Go to to find out more.

Vegas Guide

If you’re new to Las Vegas, you’ll appreciate Kristy Arnett’s tips on the basics you should keep in mind while you’re in Sin City.

  • Where to stay;
  • How to get around;
  • Where to go and what to see;
  • And more!

So if you're in Vegas for the first time this summer, take a reading and get ready to enjoy your stay in the city that never sleeps.

Don't have your Vegas ticket yet? No problem! Get your own Main Event Passport at PokerStars. The world's largest poker site is giving away a Main Event package worth $13,000, including a $10,000 buy-in and cash for travel and accommodation. However, if the WSOP is not your dream competition, PokerStars will let you choose any of the big poker tournaments including the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, European Poker Tour, Latin American Poker Tour, Asian Pacific Poker Tour and others.

For more WSOP and Vegas tips go to the PokerStars Blog.

WSOP Schedule

With the 43rd annual World Series of Poker already underway it's important for players as well as fans to know what's going on and when. Event 1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em kicked off on Memorial Day weekend giving start to a month and a half of poker festivities in the gambling capital of the world. However, with 61 events on the list it might be hard to decide which ones you should play.

For your convenience go to the 2012 WSOP website to find out which nine events are listed as notable as well as other useful information. Everything you need to know about event registration – when and where to sign up for WSOP events, what payment methods are accepted, and where to get your Total Rewards card if you don't have one can be found there.

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