Jason Koon (JAKoon1985) Wins Super Tuesday, LAPC High Roller


We’re pretty sure Jason JAKoon1985Koon’s favorite day of the week is officially Tuesday. Koon (pictured) has made the last two Tuesdays count, winning the PokerStars Super Tuesdayand LA Poker Classic Turbo High Roller on back-to-back weeks for a combined $550,000.

We’ll start with the Super Tuesday on PokerStars, which took place on February 24. His win in it was good for a blistering $111,000, as he defeated a field of 591 entrants. It was his first time winning a tracked online poker tournament in almost two months, and he certainly made it count, as he defeated a final nine that included two top-100 ranked PocketFivers.

Koon held the chip lead entering the Super Tuesday final table. He told the PokerStars Blog of his strategy, “Coming into final tables with the chip lead is extremely valuable. Raw aggression deep is certainly something that is rewarded at the end. Being able to leverage other stacks and continually pick up chips is one of the most important parts to winning a poker tournament. This one wasn’t a finale table where people would just lay down, though. Most of these players seemed very competent, so I had to tread pretty lightly the entire final table.”

Koon Tweeted when the Super Tuesday was over:

Which brings us to the LAPC two days ago. There, Koon took down a $50,000 Turbo High Rollerfor $436,000 in “live monies” after a three-way deal with JC Tran and Connor blanconegro Drinan. First place was originally scheduled to make $552,000, according to PokerNews, and the tournament itself sported a prize pool of $1.5 million. It was Koon’s largest live cash and boosted his career live winnings to over $3.1 million, according to the Hendon Mob.

Koon told PocketFives on Thursday, “It has been a fun week! I always love coming to Southern California. I got third in the High Roller last year here and was a bit bummed about not closing it out. It feels good to get that monkey off my back! Poker tournaments are very streaky, so I try not to get caught up in the highs and lows; that said, the heaters are always a good time.”

Koon is up to $3.7 million in online winnings in his PocketFives profile, the vast majority of which has come on PokerStars and Full Tilt. He plays on the latter as NovaSkyand was ranked as high as #39 on PocketFives in 2009.

Congrats to Jason Koon on his rock solid Tuesday finishes!

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