Jason Koon Triumphs at 2017 PCB Super High Roller

Jason Koon has taken down the inaugural PokerStars Championship Bahamas $100,000 Super High Roller, after overcoming field of 54 players over three days to lift the title, and walk away with the tournament’s $1,650,300 first place prize.
As well as ensuring that 2017 will be at least his second most successful year to date, the victory also represents his biggest score since his first live cash back in 2008, with his second biggest taking place in August after overcoming a field of 847 players at the $5,250 SHRPO Championship for a $1 million payday. Following his latest triumph in the Bahama, Koon now boasts career earnings of $8,143,080, with $4,423,821 of that amount having been won since July 2016, and commenting on his recent impressive run, the US pro explained:
“I think it’s really important to keep my eye on the rail, stay grounded and realize that I’m having a mini-Fedor moment and that’s awesome. But at the same time, there’s a bunch of guys that are more talented than I am so I need to work hard and stay on top of it.”
Koon entered the tournament’s third and final day in third place with Charles Carrel leading the field. After sending Bryn Kenney to the rail in 7th ($275,060) Koon subsequently took the chip lead, but Carrel then proceeded to eliminate three out of four players to take an 8.7m to 4.8m chip advantage over Koon into the heads-up phase.
However, by the time the final hand arose 2 hours later Koon had moved into a 5-to-1 chip lead. Both players subsequently checked a K-Q-2-8 board all the way through to the river when a J fell. Koon responded to Carrel’s bet by announcing that he was all-in, and after Carrel made the call with K-7, Koon flipped over Q-8 to clinch the win with two pair.
Final Table Results:
1: Jason Koon $1,650,300
2: Charles Carrel $1,191,900
3: Daniel Colman $759,660
4: Daniel Dvoress $576,300
5: Byron Kaverman $445,320
6: Connor Drinan $340,540
7: Bryn Kenney $275,060

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