Having already won Short Deck event last year at 2018 Triton Super High Roller Series Montenegro for over $3.6 million, Jason once again repeats last year performance to claim his second Short Deck title in Event #5: HK$1 Million Short-Deck Ante-Only.
The event drew 81 entries out of which 44 were re-entries to create a prize pool of HK$76,140,000. Jason had to face Malaysian businessman Paul Phua for the title and prize that was worth $2.84 million.
“It was extremely tough,” Koon said about his heads-up opponent Paul Phua who finished as a runner-up. “Paul is a great player. I had a good feeling that [he] and I would possibly have a showdown. He’s just so, so good.”
With this win, American poker pro has now close to $27 million in total live earnings, taking him into ninth place on the list of the Hendon All Time Money List.
Meanwhile, the organizers of the Triton Poker Series, Jeju, added yet another Short Deck event in this series following Short Deck’s incredible popularity. The event has been named as the “Triton Refresh“ and was played on Saturday, March 9 with a buy-in of HK$1 million.