Jason Koon Extends Triton Titles Record With Eighth Win


Jason Koon, a prominent figure in the Triton Poker circuit, has once again demonstrated his prowess in the poker world. The 37-year-old American poker pro secured victory in the 2023 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London, a $60,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em seven-max event, claiming an impressive $1,570,000 in winnings.

With this triumph, Jason Koon now boasts an astounding eight Triton wins, doubling the number of victories of his closest competitor, Mikita Badziakouski, who holds four wins on the tour. Koon’s exceptional performance has led to earnings exceeding $23.7 million in Triton events, and his 35 in-the-money finishes have earned him the distinction of holding the most cashes on the tour.

In a post-win interview, Jason Koon humbly expressed his love for the game, noting that while he plays less frequently nowadays, he remains focused and strives to bring his best self to the table whenever he competes.

This victory has also propelled Koon’s total career tournament earnings to over $49 million, solidifying his position as the fifth-ranked player on poker’s all-time money list. The tournament attracted 104 entries, generating a prize pool of $6,240,000, which was divided among the top 17 finishers. Notable players such as Fedor Holz, Daniel Dvoress, Sam Greenwood, Leon Sturm, Jose ‘Nacho’ Barbero, and Alex Kulev, made it to the money but fell short of reaching the final table.

At the official seven-handed final table, Jason Koon dominated as the chip leader, while two-time Triton winner Matthias Eibinger held second place, and the other five contenders struggled with fewer than 25 big blinds.

Throughout the intense gameplay, notable players like World Series of Poker main event champion Espen Jorstad and ten-time bracelet winner Phil Ivey were eliminated. Ultimately, Koon faced off against Rodrigo Selouan in the heads-up play, and Koon’s strategic moves and skillful play secured him the title, along with a prize of $1,570,000. Rodrigo Selouan, as the runner-up, achieved his first seven-figure tournament score, receiving $1,060,300 for his efforts.

Jason Koon’s remarkable achievements in the poker world continue to solidify his reputation as a titan in the Triton Poker circuit and one of the most successful poker professionals of all time.

Triton Poker $60k High Roller Final Table Results

Place Player Prize
1 Jason Koon $1,570,000
2 Rodrigo Selouan $1,060,300
3 Justin Saliba $690,000
4 Dan Smith $571,000
5 Matthias Eibinger $460,600
6 Phil Ivey $363,000
7 Espen Jorstad $273,500