Jason Koon Wins Triton Poker Montenegro Short Deck Event ($3,579,914)
One thing he is pretty sure of, after his success at poker and enjoying the lifestyle — he will never have a job. Lost User Name or Password? After making his first deposit, Jason admits he had a rough start and was destroyed. Use your social profile to sign in faster. We've listed five of the best play-money poker sites to enjoy and help hone your skills. The registration remained open for another two levels and with just 13 players out of a entry strong field at that point, a rather quick day may have been expected. Because he was doing so well in the home games, he decided to try online poker.
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Kitts, Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Bensalem, PA, United States. Jason Koon is a professional poker player who made his first live-event cash in Jason was born in Weston, West Virginia on August 14, It was while in college in that Jason discovered poker, and started played in home games with friends.
Having a naturally competitive nature, Jason wanted to be the best he could be, so he started reading books and was soon crushing the home games. Because he was doing so well in the home games, he decided to try online poker.
After making his first deposit, Jason admits he had a rough start and was destroyed. Determined to succeed as an online player, he kept studying the game, joined an online training site, and began booking wins. Like many online players, Jason decided to take his game live, and in the fall of , he quit his job selling group insurance for Sunlife Financial and moved to Las Vegas to pursue poker full time. Like many successful online poker players, Jason was greatly affected by Black Friday.
In order to continue to play online, he moved to the online poker player haven of Vancouver, Canada. Although moving to another country was a big adjustment, Jason thought Vancouver was a beautiful city and enjoyed living in Coal Harbor and Yaletown.
In spite of his good experiences in Vancouver, at the end of , Jason moved to Cyprus where he is now a roommate of fellow pro Chris Moorman. Peter Jetten , who finished third in the Main Event, finished in 6th place. Ultimately, it was a flip with queens against ace-king and Jason Koon turned a second king for a full house to leave Jetten drawing dead. The Canadian admitted that he had gotten only brief practice in Short Deck heading into the festival. Yeah, definitely, I love the game. There is a ton of entries, a lot of money to be played for in this tournament and it's very exciting.
Any game is very exciting when that's the case. Down to the last five, Main Event runner-up Rui Cao was the most active player, and his stack went on a roller coaster ride.
The Frenchman eventually flopped trips with ace-seven only for Phil Ivey to turn over pocket sixes for a full house to dispatch Cao. The stalemate of the final four lasted all but two hours and back-to-back hands in favor of Jason Koon set up the heads-up.
First Koon bested the pocket queens of Winfred Yu with king-jack suited before turning the nut straight with jack-ten against Phil Ivey 's pocket jacks. Despite this beat, Ivey has had quite a return to the live poker tournament scene with a win and a third-place finish. Xuan Tan went into the duel for the title as chip underdog but slowly clawed his way back in.
A few big pots in a row for Koon established a lead, and the American closed it out with yet another setup hand. Koon turned a full house with king-queen and the very same card gave Tan a straight with jack-ten to wrap things up. This wraps up the PokerNews live reporting from Montenegro. Finding a trustworthy room to play online poker can be a monumental burden.
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