In June, Jason Koon was named the Ivan Leow Player Of The Year by the Triton Poker Super High Roller series for his dominate play in 2022. He wrapped the honor up after winning his seventh title in the $100,000 Triton Poker Super High Roller Main Event in May for $2.4 million. He had already won number six in the $20,000 no-limit 7-handed event at the same series of few weeks before.
Koon kicked-off his quest to repeat as the Ivan Leow Player Of The Year by winning his eighth Triton Poker Super High Roller title at the $63,600 No-Limit Hold’em 7-Max in London for $1.57 million. Leow, a co-founder of the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series, passed away unexpectedly last September at the age of 41.
“I play because I love the game. I play a lot less than I used to but when I show up I’m very focused and I’m the best version of myself,” Koon told Ali Nejad postgame on Triton’s stream.
It’s hard to argue against that, as Koon won four of his eight titles in 2023. Mikita Badziakouski with four Triton Poker Super High Roller titles is second. Koon also started the year winning $1.6 million be beating Phil Hellmuth on the poker show High Stakes Duel.
Phil Ivey at final table
The 7-Max event attracted 67 with 37 reentries who built a prize pool of $6.24 million.
The top 17 won at least $98,000 and included recent Triton Poker Super High Roller winner Fedor Holz, who squeaked in just under the bubble, Sam Greenwood (13th for $112,000), whose twin brother Lucas secured his first Triton trophy last week, 2022 WSOP Main Event champ Espen Jorstad (7th for $277,500), who recently popped his Triton cherry, and Phil Ivey, who finished a place better for $363,000.
Runner-up Rodrigo Selouan’s $1.06 million cash was his career biggest, coming a year and five months after his previous best from finishing first in the €25,000 high roller event at EPT Prague for €318,370.
While four-handed, Koon battled with Dan Smith. They two had a public tiff during the $100,000 event in May where Koon called Smith one of the most “obnoxious” players on the high-stakes circuit. But there would be no fireworks this time.
Justin Saliba moved his lifetime winnings up into the $3 million neighborhood with his cash. The $690,000 score beat his largest lifetime cash by nearly $300,000. He’s a WSOP bracelet winner of the 2022 $10,000 online high roller event.
Finishing fifth was Matthias Eibinger, who went over $13 million in lifetime cashes in the event. It’s his fourth cash — and second final table — at Triton Poker Super High Roller events since May. He is trying to win his third Triton title after winning two in $50,000 events in April and September of 2022. Both were in Cyprus.
Final table of Triton’s $63,600 No-Limit Hold’em 7-Max
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