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Jason Mercier

Jason Mercier
Nationality: United States
Nickname: JasonMercier

Biography

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."

Biography

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.


Related: Jason Mercier Wins EPT Sanremo Main Event

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

YearEventPayout
2009Event #5: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed$237,462
2011Event #35: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed$619,575
2015Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$633,357
2016Event #16: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship$273,335
2016Event #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

YearPlayerBraceletsCashes
2004Daniel Negreanu1$346,280
2005Allen Cunningham1$1,007,115
2006Jeff Madsen2$1,467,852
2007Tom Schneider2$416,829
2008Erick Lindgren1$1,358,528
2009Jeff Lisandro3$807,521
2010Frank Kassela2$1,255,314
2011Ben Lamb1$5,352,970
2012Greg Merson2$9,785,354
2013Daniel Negreanu2$1,954,054
2014George Danzer3$878,933
2015Mike Gorodinsky1$1,766,487
2016Jason Mercier2$960,424
2017Chris Ferguson1$428,423
2018Shaun Deeb2$2,545,623
2019Robert Campbell2$750,844
2020Not awarded  
2021Josh Arieh2$1,194,061

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller
12th $77,107
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #28: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
16th $20,975
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #5: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller
14th $174,190
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #74: The Little One for One Drop - $1,000 +111 No-Limit Hold'em
225th $3,012
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #72: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
11th $16,829
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #69: $1,500 Razz
30th $3,191
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #59: $2,500 Big Bet Mix
20th $4,553
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #52: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
17th $13,807
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #44: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
40th $5,496
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #30: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
5th $83,415
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #23: THE MARATHON - $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em
143rd $4,909
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #18: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha
31st $6,214
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
107th $2,247
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®
Main Event
141st €7,580
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller
8th €78,100
2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas
$5,000 Main Event
14th $32,200
2016 PokerStars.es EPT Season 13 Barcelona
€5,300 Main Event
50th €17,920
2016 PokerStars EPT Season 12 Dublin
€10,300 High Roller
18th €21,530
2016 Aussie Millions
Event #12: $100,000 Challenge
3rd 602,700 AUD
2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$5,300 Main Event
20th $32,360
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Malta
€10,300 High Roller
30th €17,930
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Malta
€10,200 Single-Day High Roller
10th €26,645
2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€10,600 Main Event
28th €29,900
2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
Main Event
41st $27,700
2014 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Barcelona
€10,300 High Roller
2nd €473,500
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #13: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship
3rd $99,313
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #11: $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
86th $3,856
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #5: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship
9th $30,794
2014 Aussie Millions
$10,600 Main Event
18th 55,000 AUD
2014 Aussie Millions
$25,000 Challenge
3rd 263,342 AUD
2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$10,000,000 Guarantee Main Event
142nd $18,200
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #44: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
16th $21,773
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #39: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better
36th $3,743
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #31: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better
83rd $2,830
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #27: $3,000 No Limit Hold'em (Mixed Max)
63rd $4,694
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #19: $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em
22nd $7,881
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #12: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em
27th $5,185
The 2013 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€100,000 Super High Roller
2nd €1,115,700
The 2013 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
Main Event
7th €137,000
2013 PokerStars.com EPT London
Main Event
25th £15,000
2012 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #7: €10,450 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
8th €84,672
2012 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #5: €10,450 Mixed Max - No-Limit Hold'em
14th €20,443
2012 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #3: €5,300 Pot-Limit Omaha
9th €12,245
2012 World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris
Main Event
27th €13,305
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
659th $19,227
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 60: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit)
12th $19,272
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
14th $44,110
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 39: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
8th $72,132
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 23: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
101st $5,019
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 9: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry
260th $3,216
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 2: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
180th $2,893
2011 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #5: €10,400 No-Limit Hold'em (Split Format)
9th €26,618
2011 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #3: €5,300 Pot-Limit Omaha
12th €17,190
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)
6th $25,967
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #35: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha / Six Handed
1st $619,575
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
14th $24,043
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #11: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship
27th $16,329
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #9: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball
7th $10,524
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #55: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
10th $50,867
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #50: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
16th $19,479
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #31: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
44th $4,276
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
64th $3,357
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 46 - $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Six-handed
51st $10,972
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 31 - $2,500 No Limit Hold'em Six-handed
22nd $15,594
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 13 - $2,500 No Limit Hold'em
13th $30,203

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