Koon Knocks Off Carrel for First PCSB $100k Crown, $1.6m

Jason Koon5
Jason Koon (Photo: Neil Stoddart, PokerStars)

The first-ever PokerStars Championship Bahamas has its first champion.

West Virginian Jason Koon - on a fantastic $2.5m+ heater over the last six months - added another nice line in his growing resume by taking down the $100k Super High Roller at Atlantis tonight.

It was the first under the new PokerStars Championship banner, rather than the old EPT umbrella, but the $1.6m first-place prize surely makes the acronym irrelevant - at least to Koon.

"This could be the best of my poker accomplishments," Koon told the PokerStars blog after his win. "I won $25Ks and $50Ks but I've never closed out a $100K and this is the $100K to win."

Not only did Koon top 40 of the best high-stakes poker players in the world he also managed to waylay heads-up one of the hottest players on the planet right now in Charlie Carrel.

Second Runner-Up in Past Month for Carrel

While Koon has been busy racking up massive results in Las Vegas and Florida over the past year Carrel has been doing likewise in Europe.

Tsoukernik Carrel headsup 2
Can't stop crushing.

The former Spirit of Poker Rising Star winner crushed poker stops in Dublin, Monaco, Malta, Amsterdam and Prague this year and capped it off in December with a €500k runner-up finish in the €50k EPT Prague SHR.

Both players were so confident from their recent successes that neither discussed a deal despite a $500k pay jump between first and second. Carrel ultimately pocketed $1.2m for second.

All of the players at the final table, in fact, were so confident of their chances a look at the numbers didn't materialize at any point.

Dan Colman, a man very familiar with massive heaters himself, finished third for $759,660 while Canadian Daniel Dvoress was fourth for $576,300. Last year's champ Bryn Kenney finished just inside the money in 7th for $275,060. Full results below:

PokerStars Championship Bahamas $100K Super High Roller

Dates: January 6-8, 2017
Buy-in: $98,000 + $2,000
Players: 41
Re-entries: 13
Total prize pool: $5,239,080

1 Jason Koon United States $1,650,300
2 Charlie Carrel United Kingdom $1,191,900
3 Daniel Colman United States $759,660
4 Daniel Dvoress Canada $576,300
5 Byron Kaverman United States $445,320
6 Connor Drinan United States $340,540
7 Bryn Kenney United States $275,060

Check the PokerStars blog for a full recap of all the action.

Please fill the required fields correctly!

Error saving comment!

You need to wait 3 minutes before posting another comment.

No Comments

Best Poker Sites - Editor`s Pick
Free Money Poker
Bonus details: $1,000 Make your first deposit at Free Money Poker and they will automatically match your initial deposit with a 0% bonus up to $1,000
Review Play now
See more Reviews



Sorry, this room is not available in your country.

Please try the best alternative which is available for your location:

Close and visit page