Alright, we think that it’s time we talked about the number one player on the Global poker index. That man is Jason Mercier, one of the meanest and fiercest sharks in the world. With five bracelets under his belt and numerous money finishes, he’s one of the most respected players in recent times. So, let’s take a look at who is Jason Mercier exactly.
A Boy from Hollywood
No, not that Hollywood. Jason was born in Hollywood on the other side of continental States, in Florida. He was born on November 12th, 1986. He still lives in his hometown, although he tours the US and Europe frequently, looking for the next tournament to add to his belt.
Indeed, Jason has been active in Europe. He holds one European Poker Tour title, has three final table appearances and walked away from the table nine times. He won in San Remo, in season 4, where he earned some $1.3 million. He snatched the victory in front two very influential online poker stars, Dario Minieri and William Thorson. He also made it to the final table in the next season where he finished 6th.
But, time to examine Jason’s World Series of Poker wins. The won five bracelets and made it to finals 17 times. With his five bracelets, he entered history as the 24th player to win at least that many. His first victory came in 2009, when he took the $1.500 Pot Limit Omaha tournament, earning about $200.000. he won the next bracelet two years later, taking the $5.000 Pot Limit Omaha (Six Handed) tournament, then another one in 2015 ($5.000 No Limit Hold’em). In 2016 he won two tournaments, the $10.000 2-7 No Limit Draw Lowball Championship and the $10.000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship.
Jason has also been successful in online poker, winning two events, one in 2010 ($1.050 No Limit Hold’em) and one in 2012 ($10.300 8-Game (High-Roller)). He also won five Spring Championship of Online Poker Titles, one in 2014 ($215 8-Game), three in 2015 ($2.100 Fl Badugi, NL 5 Card Draw and NL Hold’em (4-Max)) and one in 2016 ($215 PL Omaha Hi/Lo (6-Max)).
As far as his personal life goes, he married just last year in November. He married his girlfriend Natasha Barbour who is also an avid poker player and earns money exclusively through playing poker. Aside from this, Mercier doesn’t reveal much about his life and stays out of the spotlight, like most poker players of his caliber do.