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Poker Star: Jason Koon

Poker Star: Jason Koon
Today's poker star is American pro Jason Koon.
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Born on August 14, 1985 in Weston, West Virginia, in the United States, Jason Koon is a well-known and renowned professional in the poker market. Before having a career as a professional poker athlete, Jason studied and graduated from Lewis Country High School in 2003 and studied at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon. During this period, Koon started to study his master's degree in Business Administration and Finance. However, Jason suffered an injury at this time and decided to practice other activities. According to Jason, he had started playing Texas Hold'em poker with his roommates at the time to pass the time, to relieve the boredom he felt. That was when his "key turned". Jason realized that he could make money by doing what he did with his roommates: playing poker.

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Thus, in 2006, Koon began his journey as a poker player while still in college. Becoming known in virtual poker environments as "JAKoon1985", mainly at PokerStars, the player started to gain a certain prominence at the virtual tables. However, the spotlight turned to the player in 2009, when Jason won one of the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) tournaments and received the $ 300k trifle. Since then the player started to participate in poker championships assiduously. In the same period, Koon had his first participation in the WSOP, where he got good money twice. In 2010, Jason participated in the main event of the WPT and ended his campaign in fourth place at Bellagio, receiving the amount of US $ 225 thousand for the feat.

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In 2012, the player was present at the EPT High Roller in the Bahamas and shelved the $ 270,000 trifle. In the same year, within the WSOP, Jason ended his campaign in second place in the $ 3,000 No Limit Hold'em / Pot Limit Omaha - Heads-Up event and made a profit of $ 128,660.
 
The following year, in 2013, Koon managed to beat David Peters at the $ 10,000 Bellagio Cup event and earned a sum of $ 316,000. After that, the year 2014 was not so active for the player, however in 2015 Jason returned with everything. Participating in the event that cost just $ 100 at SCOOP, Jason Koon managed to cash in the amount of $ 110,820 after 18 hours of tight play, ending his campaign in third place. Next year, in 2016, Jason managed to beat Seth Davis in the heads up of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open and took in $ 1,000,000.
 
The most profitable year for Jason Koon was in 2018. During the period in question, Koon was present at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro event in Budva. Before that, there was a pre-tournament where entry cost one million Hong Kong dollars (about $ 127,000 at the time). Facing 103 opponents, Koon managed to overcome all his rivals, including Xuan Tan in the final rounds, and pocketed the total amount of $ 3,579,914.
 
In the year 2019, Jason had a good participation in Event 3 of the London Triton Poker Super High Roller Series £ 50,000 No Limit Hold'em - 8 Handed, and took the runner-up along with the amount of £ 907,000. This year, in 2021, Jason Koon already has more than $ 31 million in profits from poker. In total, according to information, Jason Koon has about 15 titles live, and was elected the 10th professional in the world list of profits with the modality.

He now plays at the biggest online poker house in the world, PokerStars!

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