Smacking that queen on the river was quite lucky for Jason Mercier to keep himself alive in the tournament. Well, maybe it was very, very, very lucky! Either way, it could all be in the shirt. If you notice the pictures we've taken of Mercier from this final table and you remember his win back at the 2008 EPT San Remo, the shirt he's wearing looks very similar. On dinner break, we caught up with Mercier and asked him if it is the same shirt. He confirmed that it is and that he wore it because he wore it when he won back in San Remo.
So far it's proved good to Mercier as he's already locked up a good payday, a freeroll into the next NAPT High Roller Bounty Shootout and is still alive in this heads-up match. You say lucky river card, but we all know it's in the shirt!