Jason Koon defeated his final four opponents including Thomas Winters in heads-up play on Monday evening to win the PokerGO Cup Event #6: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em at the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort & Casino for $324,000.
The PokerGO Cup Event #6: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em attracted 36 entries generating a healthy $900,000 prize pool. The final table, which took place at the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort & Casino, was broadcasted to poker fans around the world at the subscription-based PokerGO.
Jason Koon has accumulated just shy of $33 million in poker tournament earnings throughout his career, placing him ninth on the game’s all-time money list. Heading into this summer, the 35-year-old poker pro from West Virginia had 22 tournament titles under his belt. Koon had not come out on top in a tournament for more than two years, though, with a large part of his drought attributable to the live tournament shutdown of most of 2020. Koon has now made six cashes since the start of June, adding more than $860,000 to his lifetime earnings in the process.
Koon began heads-up play against Winters with a nearly 10:1 chip advantage and limped preflop during the final hand with nines. Winters jammed for 10 big blinds with king-six suited. Koon called and Winters had to settle for the healthy runner-up prize of $216,000 after the board didn’t improve his hand.
|Place||Name||Country||Payout||PokerGO Tour Points|
|1||Jason Koon||United States||$324,000||240|
|2||Thomas Winters||United States||$216,000||158|
|3||John Riordan||United States||$144,000||105|
|4||Anuj Agarwal||United States||$99,000||75|
|5||Cary Katz||United States||$72,000||60|
|6||Steve Zolotow||United States||$45,000||45|