PokerCast Episode 249 - Jason Koon, Greg Raymer & WPT Five Diamond
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week on the Two Plus Two PokerCast is poker pro and MTT specialist Jason 'JaKoon1985' Koon. Jason joins Mike and Adam to discuss several topics including his decision to quit a stable career and pursue poker, his success in big buy-in tournaments, poker coaching and reveals how much it would take for him to eat a twinkie. Also featured on the program is tournament pro and former WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Raymer. Fossilman talks about his banner year on the Heartland Poker Tour, which included four HPT titles and over $370,000 in prize money. CardRunners coach 'Fishbones11' provides some more great MTT strategy about 3-betting in this weeks CardRunners.com Strategy Minute. In forum static Mike and Adam discuss a house party pinata melee, the 'Bacon vs Cheese' results, Miss OOT 2012 and of course give away the password for the December 16th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for PokerCast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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In the fall of 2008 Jason "NovaSky" Koon (JaKoon1985 on Stars) walked away from his position with an insurance company and hasn't looked back since. Recently taking down the Super Tuesday $1k buyin at Pokerstars for over $100k and the $50k High Roller at the LAPC for over $400k... With almost $4 million in online cashes and over $3 million in live cashes he is the rare tournament pro that excels in both venues. Learn more about Jason Koon
Greg Raymer, born June 25th, 1964 is a professional poker player from Minot, ND. Raymer attended University of Missouri – Rolla for a degree in chemistry before moving on to the University of Minnesota Law School. He practiced as a patent attorney for more than a decade.
Raymer is best known for winning the 2004 WSOP Main Event and for his iconic “reptile” holographic sunglasses he wore during his run. Greg is also known as “Fossil Man” for collecting fossils as card protectors before selling them to supplement his poker bankroll. According to Hendon Mob, Raymer has over $6.8 in live tournament earnings.
Greg attributes much of his poker success to both 2+2 books and their poker forums. Learn more about Greg Raymer