Jason Koon has gotten on fire at the Touchdown Casino in Jeju, Korea. The American poker pro has made 4 final tables at the 2019 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Jeju, cashing for greater than $4.6 million USD in the period of much less than a week. Koon closed out his extraordinary run by taking down the $1,000,000 HKD ($ 127,389 USD) no-limit hold ’em high-stakes gambler event. Koon lasted longer than a field of 25 complete entrances in the tournament to win $7,640,160 HKD ($ 993,221 USD) after striking a heads-up handle Stephen Chidwick.
“It’s ridiculous to sign up for six tournaments and turn up and final table four of them, and win two of them,” Koon told Triton Poker reporters after coming out on top. “It doesn’t happen very often. I’ve run extremely, extremely well, but that’s what has to happen. Some weeks you run good, this week I ran fire hot.”
Koon began his series off by finishing fourth in the $500,000 HKD ($ 63,695 USD) buy-in brief deck event for $446,550 USD on Mar. 5. The very next day he placed 6th in the $500,000 HKD six-max no-limit hold ’em event for another $306,800 USD.
The day after that Koon made his third straight last table, and this time he arised triumphant with the title in the $1,000,000 HKD ($ 127,389 USD) buy-in brief deck no-limit hold ’em event. Koon was granted $2,899,000 USD as the champ in that competition after defeating a large area of 81 total entrances.
Koon after that took place to win his 2nd title of the collection in the $1,000,000 HKD ($ 127,389 USD) no-limit hold ’em occasion on Mar. 9. Koon was awarded 1,898 Card Gamer of the Year factors across his four large scores in Korea. That haul as well as the points he gained as the ninth-place finisher in a $50,000 money player at the PokerStars Caribbean Experience in January sufficed to see Koon climb to 10th place in the 2019 Gamer of the Year race standings.
Koon’s life time live event earnings now go beyond $27.7 million, sufficient to move him into ninth put on texas hold’em’s all-time loan listing.
While Koon won the $1,000,0000 HKD no-limit hold ’em event, he was not the player who earned the largest payday. He and also Stephen Chidwick cut an offer based on their chip counts before consenting to play out the event for the title. Chidwick held the lead at the time, which sufficed to lock up a $1,151,779 USD payday for the British casino poker pro. Koon went on to win their heads-up match for the prize.
Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:
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Winner photo credit Triton Poker / Jamie Thomson.