WSOP Paradise: Jason Koon tops chip counts on Day 1A of GGMillion$ High Roller Championship

Mo Afdhal
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Posted on: December 6, 2023 11:33 am EST

The World Series of Poker Paradise marches on following an action-packed day yesterday that saw Event #1: Mystery Millions reach its $5,000,000 guarantee and Event #3: GGMillion$ High Roller Championship get off to a hot start with a sizable field of entrants.

Jason Koon leads the pack of high rollers after Day 1A of the GGMillion$ High Roller Championship with 6,000,000 chips–good for 99.5BBs.

The West Virginia native looks to improve on an already-impressive year of results. With over $10,000,000 in live cashes on the year–much of that coming from his six Triton wins–Koon finds himself in a strong position to add to that figure and pick up his second gold bracelet in the process.

Jason Koon holds a record ten Triton titles, with six of them coming in 2023

The Day 1A field garnered 246 entrants and saw only 24 of those players advance to Day 2 play, having secured the minimum cash of $40,000.

2013 WSOP Main Event Champion Ryan Reiss was the unfortunate bubble boy, crashing out in 25th place. Other notable players moving on to Day 2 include: Artur Martirosian, Fedor Holz, Erik Seidel, Jason Mercier, Daniel Negreanu, Ben Heath, and Espen Jorstad.

Day 1B of the tournament kicks off later today and, after Day 1A’s impressive turnout, the second starting flight should push the prize pool well past the $10,000,000 guarantee.

Day 1A top ten chip counts

PlacePlayerChips
1Jason Koon (USA)6,000,000
2Fedor Holz (Germany)4,730,000
3Artur Martirosian (Russia)4,670,000
4Klemens Roiter (Austria)3,150,000
5Laurynas Levinskas (Lithuania)2,640,000
6Alex Livingston (Canada)2,270,000
7Seth Davies (USA)2,010,000
8Daniel Negreanu (Canada)1,955,000
9Jason Mercier (USA)1,550,000
10Kazuhiko Yotsushika (Japan)1,470,000

Mystery Millions Day 3 streaming live

Meanwhile, Event #1 Mystery Millions approaches Day 3 of play, which kicks off at 1:00pm ET.

Maria Ho stands strong at the top of the chip counts with only 34 players remaining from the field of 3,446 entrants. You can stay up-to-date with all the action by watching the live stream, exclusively on GGPoker’s YouTube channel starting at 2:00pm ET.

Images Courtesy of PokerGO and Triton Poker