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Final Table Takedown: Jason Koon

Sharp Reads Make Value-Betting for Maximum Profit Look Easy

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: May 24, 2011


Jason Koon obtained a B.S. degree in finance and an M.B.A. from West Virginia Wesleyan College. He quit his job selling group insurance in the fall of 2008 to pursue poker full time. He has won four online weekly $1,000 tourneys, for a combined total of more than $200,000, and also has won a PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) title, for nearly $300,000. In the 2010 WPT Festa al Lago main event, he finished fourth, for $225,680. He has more than $2.5 million in career tournament cashes. In this interview, Koon walks us through some key hands. Event FTOPS Players 11,343 Buy-In $300 First Prize $458,550 Finish Second Hand No. 1 Key Concept: Playing hands for deception against tough opponents; breaking down preflop ranges to make better post-flop decisions. Jason “NovaSky” Koon raises to 12,800 from the button with the 10 2. The villain calls from the small ...

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