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Jason Koon Continues To Crush The 2019 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Jeju

The American Won His Second Title At His Fourth Final Tables of the Series


Jason Koon has been on fire at the Landing Casino in Jeju, Korea. The American poker pro has made four final tables at the 2019 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Jeju, cashing for more than $4.6 million USD in the span of less than a week. Koon closed out his incredible run by taking down the $1,000,000 HKD ($127,389 USD) no-limit hold’em high roller event. Koon outlasted a field of 25 total entries in the tournament to win $7,640,160 HKD ($993,221 USD) after striking a heads-up deal with 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 started his series off by finishing fourth in the $500,000 HKD ($63,695 USD) buy-in short deck event for $446,550 USD on Mar. 5. The very next day he placed sixth 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 final table, and this time he emerged victorious with the title in the $1,000,000 HKD ($127,389 USD) buy-in short deck no-limit hold’em event. Koon was awarded $2,899,000 USD as the champion in that tournament after defeating a sizable field of 81 total entries.

Koon then went on to win his second title of the series in the $1,000,000 HKD ($127,389 USD) no-limit hold’em event on Mar. 9. Koon was awarded 1,898 Card Player Player of the Year points across his four big scores in Korea. That haul and the points he earned as the ninth-place finisher in a $50,000 high roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in January were enough to see Koon climb to 10th place in the 2019 Player of the Year race standings.

Koon’s lifetime live tournament earnings now exceed $27.7 million, enough to move him into ninth place on poker’s all-time money list.

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 Stephen Chidwick cut a deal based on their chip counts before agreeing to play out the event for the title. Chidwick held the lead at the time, which was good enough to lock up a $1,151,779 USD payday for the British poker pro. Koon went on to win their heads-up match for the trophy.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Jason Koon $993,221 360
2 Stephen Chidwick $1,151,779 300
3 Paul Phua $546,000 240
4 Michael Addamo $364,000 180

Winner photo credit Triton Poker / Jamie Thomson.