PokerStars weekend review (11-19-12)

November 19, 2012

It was a busy weekend in the poker world, particularly if your name began with the letter J. Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier whipped up a Twitter storm with an article he wrote for us about open-face Chinese poker, American grinder Jason Koon took down the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up, and Jordan Scott came out on top at the LAPT Grand Final for $168,210. Expect next weekend to be fortuitous for Karls, Katherines, Kays, Kaileys, Kanes and Kaitos…

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Jason Koon

  • Jordan Scott won the LAPT Grand Final in Lima, Peru for $168,210
  • Jason ‘jakoon1985’ Koon won the Sunday Warm-Up for $110,000. Koon’s a regular at big buy-in events and this score will no doubt give him more ammunition for events such as the PCA $25,000 High Roller, which he was over night chip leader of before finishing fourth for $271,950, the biggest live score of his life.
  • Another Jason, this time of the Team PokerStars Pro variety (Jason Mercier), talked about his new-found love of open-face Chinese poker. It was read and re-tweeted a lot.
  • Talking of love and all things nice and fluffy, fellow Team Pro Vicky Coren tied the knot at the weekend to British comedian David Mitchell.
  • And as if to celebrate that happy union tens of thousands of you logged on to play the MicroMillions III series. More than $3,000,000 has now been paid out as we’re on track to smash our $5,000,000 festival guarantee.
  • And if that wasn’t enough for you, take a look at the weekly tournaments to see which regs and have-a-go-heroes have been taking down all the other comps, such as the four grinders who all pocketed a six-figure score in the Sunday Million.


    Mercier: loves mashing, basketball and open-face Chinese

    is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.

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