Every poker player would like to win at least one shiny World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. However, while these dreams have come true for some, many await their turn. Jason Mercier is among those who have lived this dream not once but five.
Mercier is an American poker player who has won five well-deserved WSOP gold bracelets! Mercier is considered to be one of the top players in the game and ranks 34th in the all-time money list on Hendon Mob. At the start of his poker career, Mercier took down the €5,000 European Poker Tour Main Event title for over $1.3 million in what was his first recorded live tournament cash. This pushed the player into the limelight and became one of the most popular names in the poker industry.
Coming to WSOP, Mercier scored his first WSOP bracelet in 2009 when he shipped the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha for $237,415. He kept on building his WSOP resume when he took home his second WSOP bracelet after clinching the $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha (Six Handed) in 2011 for a lovely $619,575.
Mercier continued to play in WSOP and won his third bracelet in 2015 when he emerged victorious in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em (Six Handed) for $633,357. The following year, Mercier took his success to another level and added two more WSOP bracelets to his credit after shipping the $10,000 2-7 No Limit Draw Lowball Championship for $273,335 and the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Championship for $422,874 respectively.
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The best part is that Mercier accomplished this feat in just under 10 years while it takes poker players decades to even grab one prestigious bracelet. His wins also showed many that he was a versatile player and was a pro across poker variants. His 2016 success also resulted in him being awarded the 2016 WSOP Player of the Year title. Immediately after, he proposed to his then-girlfriend Natasha Barbour, a professional poker player.
All the stats in this article are updated as of 29th March 2022!
Mercier won the EPT London £20,000 High Roller Event in October 2008 also known as the ‘2008 £1 Million Showdown.’ This win fetched the poker player an additional £516,000 ($944,847) in prize money. He also played in the 2010 North American Poker Tour (NAPT) where he shipped the $25,000 Bounty Shootout tournament for $475,000.
When it comes to online poker, he picked up his first World Championship of Online Poker title (WCOOP) in September 2010 when he shipped Event #42 $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em for $435,862. He grabbed his second WCOOP title in 2012 by clinching the $10,300 8-Game (High-Roller) for $253,425. This pro also signed up as a member of Team PokerStars Pro in 2009 and after eight and half years of being associated with the brand, in 2018 Mercier left the PokerStars team citing family commitments as a reason.
Even though Jason Mercier is not as active, he still shows up to play in some major live poker tournaments and was even spotted visiting the Bobby’s Room high-stakes cash games at the Bellagio. Nevertheless, we will be ready if he decides to make an appearance in any WSOP events and win another bracelet.
Donna Amo is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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