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The winner of the first event at the first PokerStars Championship ever!

No other than Jason Koon had the privilege of taking down the first event of the first PokerStars Championship in the Bahamas. It had to start off big, so the first event was the $100,000 Super High Roller and Mr. Jason Koon pocketed $1,650,300 for this win.

41 people played this event and there were 13 re-entries, so the total prize pool accumulated $5,239,080. 7 players made the money and those were:

Place Name Country Prize
1 Jason Koon United States $1,650,300
2 Charlie Carrel United Kingdom $1,191,900
3 Daniel Colman United States $759,660
4 Daniel Dvoress Canada $576,300
5 Byron Kaverman United States $445,320
6 Connor Drinan United States $340,540
7 Bryn Kenney United States $275,060

Did you miss the action?

No worries, fortunately you can check out all the final table hand history from this super highroller at PokerStars blog, and not only that, you can read all the live updates from Day 1 and Day 2 as well.

Some of the hands were really interesting, you can learn a lot by observing how the top players play.

What’s also interesting is that no other than Kevin Hart, a great comedian, decided to play this event so the tables were definately in great mood.

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Mr. Hart busted late on Day 1 and rebought straight back in, but unfortunately he didn’t reach the money. Hopefully we will see more from him in the future. I’d like to see him take down one of these super high rollers one day. I’ve been a huge fan ever since Rush Hour 3:

What’s more on the PokerStars Championship Bahamas?


  • PokerStars Open: January 10-12, 2017 – $220
  • PokerStars Cup: January 12-14, 2017 – $440
  • PokerStars National Championship: January 7-9, 2017 – $2,200
  • PokerStars Championship Main Event: January 8-14, 2017 – $5,000
  • PokerStars Championship High Roller: January 12-14, 2017 – $25,750

We have a lot of great tournament poker still to see there.

You can check all about at the site PokerStars Championship Bahamas.

MAIN EVENT DAY 2 live coverage starts 10th January at 12:00 ET (18:00 CET).

So stay tuned!