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Sunday Scoop: Jason Koon Smashes Sunday Warm-Up
While temperatures continue to drop in countries around the world, action was heating up online with Jason “jakoon85” Koon taking down the Sunday Warm-Up and over $109k.
Koon’s victory headlined a day that saw no less than five six-figure scores on PokerStars with both Melanie “Callisto 5” Weisner and Amit “AMAK316” Makhija making big final tables.
While multi-way chops decided both the Sunday Warm-Up and Sunday 500, Koon politely turned down his heads-up opponent’s offer of a deal and went on to win the whole shebang.
Keep reading for highlights from the weekend’s three biggest Sunday majors.
Koon Snags $110k in Sunday Warm-Up Win
American Jason “jakoon1985” Koon prevailed over a field of 3,499 yesterday to take down the $215 Sunday Warm-Up, pocketing $109,869.
This online win comes on the heels of a massive 2012 for Koon, one that included over half a million dollars in live tournament wins.
This week’s Warm-Up featured a $699,800 prize pool and had room in the money for the top 540 players.
Koon entered the final table third in chips but by the time the field was whittled down to three, Koon had built a commanding lead with 22.9 million to jurata_PL’s 8.8 million and sneker’s 3.3 million.
Koon briefly lost that lead, however, before knocking out sneker by winning a preflop all-in with Q♥ J♥ against pocket sevens.
Koon held a roughly 2.4 to 1 chip lead going into the heads-up match and managed to close out the tournament in short order.
Jurata_PL flopped top and bottom pair with 9-2 but was run down on fourth street when Koon turned aces up.
Also cashing in this tournament was Ana Marquez (44th), Richard Toth (47th), Alex Kravchenko (65th) and Laurence “rivermanl” Houghton (119th).
Here are the full final table results for this week’s Sunday Warm-Up:
1. Jason "jakoon1985" Koon (Canada) - $109,869.77
2. jurata_PL (Poland) - $81,876.60
3. sneker (Denmark) - $57,733.50
4. hasuzlasu (Poland) - $40,238.50
5. TryToExploit (Poland) - $29,741.50
6. Veritas0086 (Germany) - $22,743.50
7. pasty71 (United Kingdom) - $15,745.50
8. papafast1 (United Kingdom) - $8,747.50
9. buckguy2200 (Mexico) - $5,598.40
Weisner, Makhija Final-Table Sunday 500
This week’s Sunday 500 drew 795 players with big-name pros Melanie Weisner and Amit Makhija both securing spots at the final table.
But both Weisner and Makhija missed out on the four-way deal that doled out the lion’s share of the almost $400k prize pool, with Portuguese player AtnirTPT going the distance to take the title and $44,777.
The biggest prize, however, went to Sebastian “p0cket00” Sikorski, who took down $59,121.
Sikorski, a Bwin Poker pro, has amassed over $5.4 million in online career earnings, including more than $2.6 million on PokerStars alone.
Here are the full final-table results for this week’s Sunday 500, adjusted to reflect the four-way deal:
1. AtnirTPT (Portugal) - $44,777.93*
2. 140Tank a/a (Australia) - $47,441.62*
3. boytakas (Philippines) - $39,260,41*
4. p0cket00 (Canada) - $59,121.29*
5. Callisto 5 (Canada) - $20,034.00
6. Olya2Ace (Russia) - $16,059.00
7. head07 (Germany) - $12,084
8. AMAK316 (Canada) - $8,148.75
9. noirduck (Hungary) - $4,968.75
Ireland’s sexylady409 Wins Sunday Million
6,783 players from around the world took a shot at the biggest weekly tournament on the web, but it was Ireland’s sexylady409 that took home the title and $132,928.
In the end it was a four-way deal that decided this tournament, with Swiss player luizsanchez4 pocketing the day’s biggest prize: $155,104.
When this event reached the final four players a deal was agreed upon, at which time sexylady409 went on an absolute rampage. He knocked out WushuTM in fourth with A-Q vs. K-Q all-in preflop, then sent Paulkopopo packing with A-T against A-7.
The heads-up match lasted just two hands, not surprising since sexylady409 had a roughly 26 to 1 chip lead.
The final hand saw the money go in with sexylady409’s 4-2 outflopping his opponent’s J-7.
Here are the full final table results, adjusted to reflect the four-way deal:
1. sexylady409 (Ireland) - $132,928.76*
2. luizsanchez4 (Switzerland) - $155,104.05*
3. Paulkopopo (Germany) - $125,763.48*
4. WushuTM (Austria) - $128,305.21*
5. FellipeNunes (Brazil) - $56,977.20
6. Jengleleg (Netherlands) - $43,411.20
7. gladius_85 (Germany) - $29,845.20
8. PikkuHUMPPA (Finland) - $16,279.20
9. dijana123 (Slovenia) - $10,513.65