High Roller

Koon Leads Stacked Final Table in $25,000 High Roller

• Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Jason Koon

The final table of the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 High Roller has been set after just under 10 hours of play on Day 2. When the day began, 56 players remained. At the end of the day, the field was whittled all the way down just eight with Jason Koon topping the final bunch with 1.646 million in chips.

Koon is no stranger to big buy-in events, but he's never cashed in anything above a $10,000 buy-in (which is still pretty hefty, though). Since 2008, Koon has been grinding the tournament circuit, racking up $427,251 of prize money in the process. His largest live score came in October of 2010 when he placed fourth in the World Poker Tour Festa Al Lago at the Bellagio in Las Vegas for $225,680. Koon and the other seven players have locked up a minimum of $108,780 for making this final table, meaning he'll be adding plenty more to those lifetime tournament earnings.

Joining Koon at the final table will be a very elite group of players. The 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel, PokerStars Team Online's Randy Lew, fifth-place finisher from last year Govert Metaal, Isaac Haxton, Leonid Bilokur, Nicolas Fierro and Michael Telker will all be joining Koon at noon tomorrow to play things out for the $1,134,930 first-place prize.

Final Table Seat Draw

1Isaac Haxton762,000
2Leonid Bilokur1,139,000
3Randy Lew197,000
4Jonathan Duhamel1,530,000
5Nicolas Fierro1,181,000
6Jason Koon1,646,000
7Michael Telker397,000
8Govert Metaal545,000

Tomorrow's final table is set to be an amazing one, but if you find yourself unable to wait for more poker action, head over to our coverage of the 2012 PCA Main Event. You can also check out plenty of our other tournament coverage from around the world on PokerNews' Live Reporting page.

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