Jason Mercier is an American poker player with over $19 million in lifetime earnings. Mercier has won five World Series of Poker bracelets as well as a European Poker Tour title.
In 2016, he won the World Series of Poker Player of the Year title, after winning two bracelets
He is married to his wife Natasha, who he proposed to at a WSOP final table in 2016. The couple have two children.
In 2018, he stepped down as a PokerStars Team Pro after "eight and a half wonderful years."
Mercier was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He picked up the game of poker in his late teens, but only started taking it seriously in college. Before he learned about poker Mercier was certain he would become a math teacher and was even studying to become one. He got his start playing poker in high school with friends and then after the poker boom hit, took to the online felt. Playing under his then-alias “treysfull21”, Mercier concentrated on cash games while dabbling in tournaments.
He stormed onto the poker scene in 2008 after he won the European Poker Tour (EPT) Sanremo Main Event, after satelliting in on PokerStars.
In 2010, he won a WCOOP bracelet and was named by Daniel Negreanu as one of the top five young poker players in the game.
Jason Mercier at the World Series of Poker (WSOP)
Mercier first played in the World Series of Poker the same year of his EPT triumph, cashing in three WSOP events. The following year he grabbed his first bracelet in a Pot-Limit Omaha event.
His second bracelet also came in a Pot-Limit Omaha event two years later.
After picking up a third WSOP bracelet in 2015, this time in a No-Limit Hold'em event, Mercier picked up two in a single year in 2016. He cashed 11 times in 2016 and made four final tables, clinching the WSOP Player of the Year title.
It was also in 2016 that he proposed to his now-wife Natasha after she was eliminated at the final table of the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em.
Mercier would return to cash 11 times in 2017 and four times in 2018, and has since taken a step back from poker to focus on family life.
Jason Mercier WSOP Bracelets
|2009||Event #5: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed||$237,462|
|2011||Event #35: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed||$619,575|
|2015||Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed||$633,357|
|2016||Event #16: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship||$273,335|
|2016||Event #24: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship||$422,874|
Jason Mercier on the European Poker Tour (EPT)
The European Poker Tour gave Mercier his first and the biggest win of his poker career when he came out victorious at the Season 5 EPT Sanremo Main Event taking home a cash prize of €869,000. That same year Mercier placed sixth in the EPT Barcelona Main Event collecting more than €220,000.
Over the course of his career, he was a regular on the EPT circuit, winning titles in London, Dublin and Monte Carlo. In 2011 he even won a €2,000 Champion of Champions tournament at the EPT Grand Final in Madrid.
WSOP Player of the Year Winners