Jason Koon Wins PokerGO Cup Event #6: $25K NLHE ($324,000); Imsirovic Leads Third Final Table

Jason Koon defeated his final four opponents including Thomas Winters in heads-up play on Monday evening to win the PokerGO Cup Event #6: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em at the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort & Casino for $324,000.

Koon has managed plenty of success over the years with nearly $32 million in live tournament earnings according to The Hendon Mob. One thing that has eluded the partypoker Ambassador was winning the event at the plush PokerGO Studio, although there were a couple of times Koon came close to getting that monkey off his back earlier this year before Monday evening’s victory.

Back in June, Koon took third place in the U.S. Poker Open Event #12: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $336,000 with another podium finish coming this festival when he finished runner-up in the PokerGO Cup Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $122,000.

Event #6: $25K NLHE Final Table Results

Place Name Country Payout PokerGO Tour Points
1 Jason Koon United States $324,000 240
2 Thomas Winters United States $216,000 158
3 John Riordan United States $144,000 105
4 Anuj Agarwal United States $99,000 75
5 Cary Katz United States $72,000 60
6 Steve Zolotow United States $45,000 45

The PokerGO Cup Event #6: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em attracted 36 entries generating a healthy $900,000 prize pool. The final table, which took place at the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort & Casino, was broadcasted to poker fans around the world at the subscription-based PokerGO.

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Final Table Action

John Riordan entered the six-player official final table with a commanding chip lead with 113 big blinds, while eventual champion Koon near the bottom of the back with some room to maneuver with 26 big blinds.

Steve Zolotow was the only player to enter the final table with fewer chips than Koon and was the first player eliminated at the final table in sixth place for $45,000 after he called off nine big blinds with king-queen and whiffed the board against Riordan’s ace-ten suited.

Koon then snagged the chip lead while delivered a brutal bad beat with a two-outer against Cary Katz. Katz limped preflop with cowboys from the small blind and Koon checked back from the big blind with king-jack. Katz led out for four big blinds on a jack-high flop. Koon jammed and Katz called off for 14 big blinds and was looking good to double. Fortunes quickly turned after a second jack spiked the turn and Katz was sent packing in fifth place for $72,000 after he was unable to get back into things with a one-outer on the river.

Koon Takes Control for Good

Riordan regained the chip lead before Koon regained control and never looked back after a massive three-way pot that sent Anuj Agarwal to the rail in fourth place for $99,000. Agarwal jammed the button for four big blinds with jack-nine suited. Koon three-bet to about seven big blinds with rockets from the small blind before Riordan four-bet jammed with king-ten suited from the big blind covering the 40 big blind stack of Koon. Koon made the easy call and was in command with nearly three-quarters of the chips in place after his aces held strong.

It didn’t take long for the rest of the event to finish from there. First Koon ousted Riordan in third place for $144,000 after queen-nine got there against ace-ten suited.

Koon began heads-up play against Koon with a nearly 10:1 chip advantage and limped preflop during the final hand with nines. Winters jammed for 10 big blinds with king-six suited. Koon called and Winters had to settle for the healthy runner-up prize of $216,000 after the board didn’t improve his hand.

Ali Imsirovic Leads Final 5 in the PokerGO Cup Event #7: $50K NLHE

Ali Imsirovic
Ali Imsirovic leads final 5 players in Event #7

The hotbed of high-stakes poker activity continues at the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort and Casino with the stakes doubling from $25,000 to $50,000 for the PokerGO Cup Event #7: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em.

The event attracted 35 entries to create a $1,750,000 prize pool, nearly double the previous record of a $900,000 prize pool featured in both the PokerGO Cup Event #5: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em and the PokerGO Cup Event #6: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em.

Ali Imsirovic once again finds himself in a familiar spot as the overnight chip leader at Tuesday’s five-player official final table with 1,835,000 in chips for nearly double that of Event #1 champion Alex Foxen with 1,010,000 in chips.

The Bosnian poker sensation has done it time and time again this year with his eight victories giving him a solid hold on the 2021 PokerGO Tour Leaderboard. Earlier this festival, Imsirovic also bagged the overnight chip lead in Event #2 and Event #4 and went on to win them both. He hopes to repeat the same pattern tonight to win his third PokerGO Cup event and pad his lead on the PokerGO Cup Leaderboard.

Meanwhile, GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu is in the middle of the pack with 975,000 in chips with Sergi Reixach just behind with 755,000 in chips. David Coleman continues to impress and will aim to spin up his short stack of 675,000.

PokerGO Cup Event #7 Final Table Seat Draw

Seat Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Daniel Negreanu Canada 975,000 39
2 Alex Foxen United States 1,010,000 40
3 Sergi Reixach Spain 755,000 30
4 David Coleman United States 675,000 27
5 Ali Imsirovic Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,835,000 73
Total     5,250,000 210
Average     1,050,000 42

Where to Watch the Final Table?

The final five players will return to the PokerGo Studio on Tuesday, July 13 with the action expected to begin at 3 p.m. EDT. PokerGO will live stream what promises to be some of the most exciting poker action of the year beginning at 4 p.m. EDT.

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Final Table Payouts

All returning players are guaranteed at least a $122,500 payout with the eventual winner slated to take home a huge $700,000 top prize.

Place Prize
1 $700,000
2 $455,000
3 $280,000
4 $192,500
5 $122,500
6 $45,000

2021 PokerGO Cup Standings

Ali Imsirovic
Ali Imsirovic leads the PokerGO Cup Leaderboard after four events

PokerGO Tour Leaderboard captain Ali Imsirovic has also been on top of the PokerGO Cup Leaderboard for three straight days after winning both Event #2 and Event #4.

Imsirovic is in an amazing spot to pad his lead and perhaps clinch the inaugural PokerGO title as he leads the final six players in the PokerGO Cup Event #7: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em. There is still some hope for two others in the top five to take the captain’s seat on the leaderboard with Event #1 champion Alex Foxen and David Coleman still alive in Event #7.

Meanwhile, Koon’s victory in Event #6 catapulted him into second place on the leaderboard with David Coleman sitting just behind in third place.

Rank Name Country Earnings Points
1 Ali Imsirovic Bosnia and Herzegovina $423,000 423
2 Jason Koon United States $446,000 316
3 Dylan Linde United States $255,000 255
4 Alex Foxen United States $253,200 253
5 David Coleman United States $255,000 197
6 Jake Schindler United States $324,000 194
7 Daniel Weinand Canada $181,900 182
8 Sam Soverel United States $168,200 168
9 Jordan Cristos United States $157,800 158
10 David Peters United States $235,800 150

2021 PokerGO Schedule and Results

Date Event Entries Prize Pool Winner Country Prize
July 6-7 Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 66 $660,000 Alex Foxen United States $178,200
July 7-8 Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 61 $610,000 Ali Imsirovic Bosnia and Herzegovina $183,000
July 8-9 Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 53 $530,000 Dylan Linde United States $169,600
July 9-10 Event #4: $15,000 No-Limit Hold’em 50 $750,000 Ali Imsirovic Bosnia and Herzegovina $240,000
July 10-11 Event #5: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em 36 $900,000 Jake Schindler United States $324,000
July 11-12 Event #6: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em 36 $900,000 Jason Koon United States $324,000
July 12-13 Event #7: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em 35 $1,750,000     $700,000
July 13-14 Event #8: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em          

*Images courtesy of PokerGO

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