The third and final day of the 2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas $100,000 Super High Roller began with seven players fighting for $5.2 million in play. Charlie Carrel returned with the chip lead over some of the biggest closers in high roller events. But after a fairly quick pace and a two-hour heads-up match, Jason Koon defeated Carrel and for $1.65 million and his fourth high roller win in his career.

Moments after winning he said to the PokerStars blog, “This could be the best of my poker accomplishments. I won $25Ks and $50Ks but I’ve never closed out a $100K and this is the $100K to win.”

“This heater’s been crazy but I also think it’s important to keep my eye on the rail and stay grounded,” Koon continued. “I’m having my mini Fedor (Holz) moment and that’s great but at the same time there’s a bunch of guys more talented than me and if I want to stay on top I have to continue to work hard.”

Carrell was the youngest player at the table at 23 years-old and notched his second seven-figure score. He first gained attention winning the 2015 25,500 High Roller at EPT Grand Final. 

“I don’t know him (Carrel) very well, but e met this tournament and played a little bit together, and he’s really humble,” Koon said. “Very young, I think? He’s really killing it, when I was that age, I was a total train wreck. It looks like he’s figured some stuff out that it took me a decade longer to figure out.”

Bryn Kenney crossed his career $4 million-mark at in Atlantis, pushing his lead All-Time money to nearly $1 million over Anthony Gregg. Dan Colman collected his fifth cash in events featuring a $100,000 buy-in or more.

“I think there’s a finite amount of time and the window is closing on making a good living at no limit and I’d like to ride that out because I love the game,” said Koon. “I’d like to retire thinking that I put the most into it and that I ended up being one of the best players. Just working on my skills as the game – trying to stay humble, trying to stay hungry.”

Final Table Payouts

1. Jason Koon – $1,650,300
2.  Charlie Carrel – $1,191,900
3. Daniel Colman – $759,660
4. Danie Dvoress – $576,300
5. Byron Kaverman – $445,320
6. Connor Drinan – $340,540
7. Bryn Kenney – $275,060