Koon Tops Charlie Carrel To Take Home $1,650,300

Published on January 8th, 2017 10:00 pm EST

Pokerstars Championship - Black background - Year is 2017.The first major "Pokerstars Championship" event is now in the books, as Jason Koon topped Charlie Carrel during heads-up play to win the PSC Bahamas $100,000 Super High Roller event earlier today.

In the second half of 2016, Pokerstars announced that they would be rebranding all of their live tournament tours. The major events (Bahamas, Monte Carlo, etc) will fall under the "Pokerstars Championship" banner, while the smaller events will be classified as "Pokerstars Festival" events.

The first series of the "Pokerstars Championship" era is taking place in the Bahamas. The tournament series, formerly known as the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure (or PCA), is one of the most popular on the tour, thanks to the warm temperatures and large prize pools.

This year's $100,000 event at the PSC ended up drawing a total of 41 players and 13 re-entries, which created a total prize pool of $5,239,080.

Here is how the payouts finished:

1st, Jason Koon, $1,650,300
2nd, Charlie Carrel, $1,191,900
3rd, Daniel Colman, $759,660
4th, Daniel Dvoress, $576,300
5th, Bryon Kaverman, $445,320
6th, Connor Drinan, $340,540
7th, Bryn Kenney, $275,060


After roughly 45 minutes of play, the final hand between Koon and Carrel took place after a relatively quiet start to the hand.

With the board reading Q-K-2-8-J and after a series of checks, Carrel bet roughly 15% of his remaining stack. Koon, after a bit of thought, announced that he was all-in.

Without the benefit of having too many chips, Carrel decided to push the rest of his chips into the middle. The two players turned over:

Koon - Q-8
Carrel - K-7

Koon had turned two pair, while Carrel had a pair of Kings. Koon was pushed the pot and awarded the tournament title.


All in all, a decent start to the 2017 PSC, as this year's event finished with a total of 54 entries, down slightly from last year's total of 58.


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