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Generation Next -- Jason Koon

Jason Koon Returns to Basics to Win Big

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Oct 16, 2009

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Online phenom Jason Koon slid into the World Series of Poker this year on a raging hot streak. In April, he captured the no-limit hold’em $2,000 cubed event No. 17 of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker for $302,700, and won $92,000 in a $1,000 Monday event. And let’s not forget to mention more than $1 million in total cashes online. It all sounds like a good recipe for confidence and momentum to take down a coveted gold bracelet. Yet, Koon went home with no bling adorning either wrist. What happened? “I think being overconfident may be one thing that bit me,” said Koon. “I did go to the World Series thinking I’d take some jewelry home. I was excited. But you really need to go in with the mindset that you’re in this for the long run, and not hit the tables trying to make too many fancy ...


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