Seat 2: Jason Mercier, 26, Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Team PokerStars Pro - 824,000
Even given the stellar line-up of this season’s final table, Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier stands out as exceptional. The 26-year-old from Florida already has 14 major tournament titles to his name and has earned more than $8 million in live tournament winnings. Mercier first came to attention in 2008 when he topped a field of 701 players to win EPT Sanremo and €869,000. Just six months later, he nearly won a second EPT title when he made the final of EPT Barcelona. Days later he came eighth in the WSOP-E £5k PLO event in London, followed a month later by victory in the £20,000 EPT London High Roller for £516,000.
This kind of phenomenal run has become a familiar story with Mercier. At the 2009 World Series, he had four cashes and won his first bracelet – in the $1,500 PLO event for $237,462. In 2010 he took down the PokerStars NAPT Mohegan Sun $25k Bounty Shootout before winning his first WCOOP bracelet for $435,862. He won the Mohegan Sun Bounty Shootout event again the following year, before closing out EPT Season 7 by winning the EPT Champion of Champions event. His second World Series bracelet came in 2011 in a $5,000 PLO Omaha event for $619,575 and he snagged his second WCOOP title last year when he won the $10,300 8-Game High Roller event for $253,425. Mercier is currently at number 31 on the all time money list.
Bio courtesy of PokerStars.