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Jason Koon Ships Triton Super High Roller Series Montenegro Short Deck Event For HK$28.10 Million

Jason Koon Ships Triton Super High Roller Series Montenegro Short Deck Event For HK$28.10 Million
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  • PG News May 20, 2018
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Bringing the curtains down at the 2018 Triton Super High Roller Series Montenegro was the HK$1,000,000 Short Deck Ante-Only Event that concluded on Friday. The event witnessed participation from 103 entries that helped form a massive HK$96,902,400 prize pool, the highest-ever in Triton Series till date!

Jason Koon (cover image) eventually emerged victorious taking home the biggest cash of his career amounting to HK$28,102,000. With the win he is now placed at seventh position on the overall POY leaderboard. Xuan Tan from China was the runner-up finisher in the event while Phil Ivey finished third.

Post his victory, Koon said, “I am so tired; my body, it’s been tired for four days. I mean, it’s good stress, but these stakes take a toll on you. Especially being on a final table like this. It was a challenge for me, physically and mentally. I probably won’t be able to sleep for another five hours, you know how that is, so wound up on adrenaline, but once I fall asleep, I don’t know when I am gonna wake up. I am really happy we got that done.”

Thirteen players survived for the final day where re-entry was open for the initial two levels.The eventual champion Koon jammed pocket-aces on a king-high flop sending Tom Dwan with his king-queen to the rail on the money bubble.

The player field whittled down to eleven players with Marius Torbergsen busting to Ivey’s ace-king. Wai Leong Chan, Devan Tang and Paul Phua also fell out successively to get action down to the final table.

Final Table Recap

The seven-handed unofficial final table went on for eight hours. Sean Dempsey fell first when his short stack all-in with queen-jack was called by Xuan Tan holding pocket aces.

Peter Jetten who was short on chips as well then flipped with his pocket queens against ace-king of Koon who turned a full house, eliminating Jetten in sixth place.

With only five players left, Rui Cao fell when he flopped trips with ace-seven but Ivey turned a full house busting the former. Koon then took control completely starting off by eliminating Winfred Yu in fourth place. Koon then hit nut straight with his jack-ten beating Ivey’s pocket jacks that eliminated the latter in third place.

Coming into heads-up play, Koon held a huge chip advantage over Xuan Tan.

The final hand saw Koon hit a full house with his :12d on the board against Tan’s for a turned straight. The river completed the community and just like that Koon was crowned the champion.

Jason Koon Short Deck
Jason Koon Short Deck

Final Table Results (HKD)

1. Jason Koon – HK$28,102,000

2. Xuan Tan – HK$18,121,000

3. Phil Ivey – HK$13,082,000

4. Winfred Yu – HK$9,206,000

5. Rui Cao – HK$6,299,000

6. Peter Jetten – HK$5,039,000

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