Jason Mercier Continues His Hot StreakPublished on 2009-10-06 09:42:00
Jason Mercier added yet another live tournament title to his collection yesterday when he took down the 2,500 pound NLHE event at the 2009 EPT London for just over 115k pounds (or about $185k USD).
If you asked the average poker fan to name the top young tournament players in the world, I would bet that Mercier's name wouldn't be mentioned that often. However, his results over the past few years certainly help to make the case that Mercier is one of the very best young tournament players on the circuit.
With his recent victory in a preliminary EPT London event, Mercier now has over $3.9 million dollars in total lifetime live tournament cashes.
Mercier burst on to the scene in April of 2008, when he took down the EPT San Remo main event for around $1.37 million dollars. Many people had never heard of Mercier up until this point, but those who knew his game warned that this victory wasn't a fluke, and that Mercier was going to be a force for years to come.
After picking up a number of small cashes in the 2008 WSOP, Mercier struck gold once again, taking 6th place in the 2008 EPT Barcelona main event for nearly $325k.
A few short weeks later, Mercier took down the second major tournament of his career, collecting over $940k after winning the High Roller event at the '08 EPT London. Jason navigated through a loaded final table to take down the near million-dollar first place prize.
In June of this year, Jason Mercier won his first World Series of Poker bracelet after taking down the $1,500 PLO event for over $235k.
A few weeks ago, Mercier made another deep run in a major poker tournament when he final tabled the World Series of Poker Europe main event. Mercier, the dominant chip leader at one point, ended up finishing in fourth place for over $440k USD.
Jason Mercier has had an absolutely ridiculous run over the past 18 months or so, yet he still flies under the radar for some reason. My guess is that this won't continue for too much longer.
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