Long Time Coming for Jason Mercier
September 24, 2012
PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker, also known as WCOOP, event #64 the 8-Game High Roller was completed and the title went to Florida’s Jason Mercier, who outplayed a field of 93 players. Four and a half hours later, he’d won the title and the $253K+ payout. This win takes his overall online tourney winnings to $1,559,648.
Just after winning, Mercier hopped on a plane to France, tweeting, “Id like to go to sleep, however, I have a flight to Cannes in 3 hours. Gotta pack and head to airport. Wsope plo 5k event at 5pm #neverstop..First tourney win of 2012… Why stop now? #itaintending.”
With confidence like that, who needs sleep?!
Mercier cashed his first live tourney in 2008 and has amassed nearly $8 million since. At only 25 years of age, he’s earned a seven-figure income each year since, until this year. He hadn’t even earned the cost of his buy-ins. Another tweet he recently posted:
“Really over the ridiculous losses, beats, and #justbadluck that I have experienced at every single point in this wonderful year of 2012..I am very fortunate to be where I am today in poker..This I know. However, this year has been unbearable. Almost any pro poker player..Would be completely broke if they ran like I have run this year.”
With any luck, he’ll sweep the WSOPE in Cannes. He’s on a roll though, taking down the likes of Daniel Negreanu (3rd place) and a slew of other tough competitors in the 8-Game High Roller WCOOP event.