Jason Kuhn stands alone as the most accomplished Triton Booker player ever. Koon already has the record for most titles on the high-stakes tour with six, having added to that total with a win in the $2023 $2023 Seven Max event in 2023 Triton Super High Roller Series North Cyprus The festival is on May 12th. Just ten days later, Kon was able to extend his lead even further when he emerged victorious in the $100,000 No Limit Hold’em Series Main Event, capturing a record-breaking seventh title and highest prize pool of over $2.4 million. He is now three titles ahead of second seed Mikita Padzakiakowski, who has four wins on the tour.
“This is a dream come true for me. When I first started playing these [Triton events]It was a dream even to be in them. I don’t know why I was able to run so well on such large sites, but I certainly don’t take it for granted. “I feel so blessed,” Kun said, “and that is something I will never forget.” Triton After the reporter exit Ali Nejad on top.
Koon has now earned nearly $21.8 million in Triton events, making him the second highest-earning player on the tour as well. Brin tracks only Kenny, who took nearly $20.6m of his $30.6m total on the run when he struck a one-man deal in the biggest buyout tournament ever held: £1,050,000 Triton London Charity Invitational.
This latest win brought Koon’s total lifetime tournament earnings to $46.9 million, enough to see him overtake David Peters to move into fifth place on the all-time poker money list.
In addition to the title and money, Koon was also awarded 1,200 card player Player of the year points for winning. It was his third title and eighth final ranking of the year, with more than $5 million POY Profits accumulated along the way. As a result, it now ranks seventh in 2023 POY Race order submitted by Global Poker.
This tournament lasted for three days. With 101 entries, the prize pool has ballooned to $10,100,000. Only the top 15 players to finish in first place have ever made money, with players as many as twice Triton 15th bracelet winner Chris Brewer (15th – $175.00), two-time bracelet winner Fedor Holz (13th – $190K), four-time bracelet winner Michael Adamo (12th – $190K), currently POY Race leader Nacho Barbero (11th – $215,000), and two-time bracelet winner Alexei Bunakov (10th), all make money but don’t make it to the final table.
The final table is arguably one of the most accomplished tables in poker history. The nine competitors with a seat earned more than $266.8 million in previous tournament winnings combined between them, an average of $29.6 million per player. Three of the nine players (Kun, Stephen Chedwick and Dan Smith) have been in the top 10 of the all-time poker money list, with two of the top 20 players in Stephen O’Dwyer and Sam Greenwood.
The first to hit the rails was the $50,000 event champion Vyacheslav Boldygin. The Russian player lost a large portion of his collection to a house full on Greenwood’s estate. He then had it all with an A-9 and was up against two opponents, with Kon eventually showing KQ for the top pair to win the bet and eliminate Bulgin for ninth place ($263,000).
Chedwick was the next in the fall. twice card player POY The award winner takes it all with middle pair and ace kicker trailing O’Dwyer’s top pair. Chedwick did not receive any additional assists on the turn or river and was eliminated in eighth place ($358,500). He now has over $48.5 million in lifetime earnings after that last deep run, which put him in fourth place on the career earnings leaderboard. With three titles and eight finalists in 2023, he moved up to thirteenth in the 2023 World Championships POY The standings as he looks to bounce back after winning in 2022.
twice European Poker Tour hero f World Poker Tour Main event winner Michael Watson’s run ended in seventh place thanks to a coin flip. His pocket sevens were unable to top AJ’s right-handed Henrik Hicklin, who lifted Jack to win the bowl and narrow the field to six. Watson earned $469,500 for his sixth place at the final table of the year, taking three titles along the way. moved to eighth place in the POY As a result, with his career earnings increasing to approximately $20.7 million.
Koon took the lead in chips by working six hands, winning a race with AK against O’Dwyer’s pocket sixes. He then singled an A-10 and raised from the button, prompting short-stack Shaun Winter to call the all-in for a less than big blind of 8-4. Neither player called Winter a knockout in the sixth, winning $595,000. He now has over $26.6 million in tournament money registered to his name following this score.
The lead continued to grow for Kuhn, who then found pocket scores against AQ of Smith. The pair held and Smith was fielded in fifth ($762,000). The bracelet winner now has over $43.1 million in lifetime tournament money, which puts him ninth on the all-time money list.
After only two hands, Kun once again finds himself embroiled in a major thing. This time, his AQ suit wasn’t as flaky, though Henrik Hicklin was dealt pocket queens. Koon found an ace on the flop to take the lead, though, and held on from there to knock Hecklen into fourth. The Danish professional earned $946,000 for his efforts, boosting his career to over $11.4 million in the process.
O’Dwyer found a double through Koon early in the triple play, but lost the encounter with the same pair and worse player shortly thereafter to drop to about 20 big blinds. O’Dwyer was soon involved in another massive bet against the eventual winner.
The hand in question started with O’Dwyer limping from the mini curtain with a Q. Koon checked his option with a 63 The pair fluctuated by 942. O’Dwyer’s check fired a stab at Koon and brought up turn 5. O’Dwyer was called again, this time for a bet of about two-thirds. 8 Complete the painting and examine O’Dwyer. Koon moved it all in, putting O’Dwyer on the line on the last seven or so of his big blind. O’Dwyer thought about it for a while before making the call to his fourth husband, only to be shown straight. He earned $1,171,000 as the third-place finisher. He now has $37.7 million in lifetime earnings after that platform ended.
However, Koon held a roughly 4:1 lead in the singles match against Greenwood. The two reached an agreement to redistribute the remaining prize money, leaving $84,000 and a title to play for while $1,923,918 was reserved for Greenwood and $2,367,082 for Koon.
The ongoing battle of bosses ended with just one hand. Koon entered from the button with Q10 And Greenwood paid for 21 large blackout curtains with an AK. Koon called and ran out of the Q boardj9j7 To give Koon Queens and Jacks to win. Greenwood increased his career earnings to over $34.2 million thanks to his runner-up appearance at the event. The Canadian has won two titles and made six final tables so far in 2023, and as a result he’s only dropping one place in the top 20 on the list. POY arrangement.
Here is a look at payments and POY Points awarded at the final table:
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