Jason Koon is the winner of Event #10: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em at the 2022 Poker Masters. Koon topped the 37-entry to get the victory and move to more than $40,000,000 in career live tournament earnings.

"I haven't played many tournaments, but I guess the ones I have played have gone pretty good," Koon told PokerGO's Jeff Platt after the win. "I've played a lot less and hung out with my family, but when I've come to play I've really been focused and I feel like I've played some of my best poker this year."

On the final day, Koon battled with Adrian Mateos, Scott Seiver, Erik Seidel, Seth Davies, and Mikita Badziakouski. Daniel Negreanu also advanced to Day 2, but he bubbled the tournament with a seventh-place finish. Negreanu's aces were cracked by Davies' pocket jacks to send the remaining six players into the money.

2022 Poker Masters Event #10 Payouts

Place Player Country Prize
1st Jason Koon United States $666,000
2nd Adrian Mateos Spain $444,000
3rd Scott Seiver United States $296,000
4th Erik Seidel United States $203,500
5th Seth Davies United States $148,000
6th Mikita Badziakouski Belarus $92,500

Koon's Road To Victory in Event #10

At the end of the first day of play in Event #10: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em at the 2022 Poker Masters, seven players remained from the field of 37 entries. Scott Seiver was the chip leader, and Daniel Negreanu was the short stack. Only the top six spots would make the money, meaning a $92,500 bubble loomed.

Erik Seidel got his money in first on Day 2, doubling with ace-king through the pocket sixes of Seth Davies. Davies then ran ace-king of clubs into the pocket aces of Adrian Mateos to double up the Spaniard.

When Negreanu finally found a spot to get his money in, he did so with the best possible hand. Davies raised from the cutoff seat with pocket jacks. Negreanu moved all in with pocket aces from the small blind. Davies called, smacked a jack on the flop, and held from there to eliminate "Kid Poker" on the bubble.

Then, Mikita Badziakouski was sent to the rail in sixth place by Scott Seiver. After that, Davies busted in fifth place to Jason Koon and Erik Seidel fell in fourth place to ...

The eliminations of Davies and Seidel meant the race for the 2022 Poker Masters Purple Jacket was over. With 466 points, Sean Winter was crowned Poker Masters champion, winning the Purple Jacket and $50,000 championship bonus.

Already with the chip lead in his favor, Koon entered heads-up play with a bigger advantage thanks to busting Scott Seiver in third place. He had 4,690,000 to Mateos' 2,710,000.

Mateos doubled his way to the chip lead after he flopped a straight holding five-three. Koon had pocket eights and they got the money in on a seven-six-four flop. Mateos held and doubled into the lead. Koon doubled back into the lead soon after, making a straight on the river against Mateos' set.

On the final hand, Koon limped in from the button with king-six of hearts. Mateos checked his option in the big blind with ace-two of spades and the flop came down king-jack-two with two clubs and one spade. Mateos checked, Koon bet 80,000, and Mateos called. The turn was an offsuit three, Mateos checked, Koon bet 325,000, and Mateos called. An offsuit five hit the river and Mateos checked with his pair of deuces. Koon moved all in and Mateos made the call for his last nine big blinds. Koon tabled the winning hand and victory was his.

Winter Finishes Atop Poker Masters Leaderboard

Sean Winter won the 2022 Poker Masters Purple Jacket. Winter proved the best in the series, scoring 466 points. That earned Winter the title of 2022 Poker Masters champion, winning him the coveted Purple Jacket and $50,000 championship bonus.

2022 Poker Masters Leaderboard Top 10

Place Player Country Points
1st Sean Winter United States 466
2nd Jason Koon United States 449
3rd Nick Schulman United States 361
4th Erik Seidel United States 309
5th Alex Livingston Canada 291
6th Andrew Lichtenberger United States 279
7th Cary Katz United States 271
8th Adrian Mateos United States 266
9th Jeremy Ausmus United States 242
10th Martin Zamani United States 223

Koon Now Third On PGT Leaderboard

With the victory, Jason Koon moved closer to the top of the PokerGO Tour (PGT) leaderboard. He now has 2,833 points, good for third place, but isn't too far off Phil Ivey and Stephen Chidwick. Mikita Badziakouski added some points to his total as well, but he remains in 10th place on the leaderboard.

2022 PGT Leaderboard Top 10

Place Player Country Points
1st Phil Ivey United States 3,083
2nd Stephen Chidwick United Kingdom 2,998
3rd Jason Koon United States 2,833
4th Alex Foxen United States 2,356
5th Michael Duek Argentina 2,294
6th Sean Winter United States 2,227
7th Espen Jorstad Norway 2,192
8th Danny Tang Hong Kong 2,139
9th Daniel Dvoress Canada 2,003
10th Mikita Badziakouski Belarus 1,992

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