A week after the wedding of two poker professionals Jason and Natasha Mercier in Southern Florida, they both made it to the final four tables of the Seminole Hard Rock Rock ‘n' Roll Poker Open main event, a tournament with a buy-in of $3,500.
The event had a total of 760 entrants. The Mercier newlyweds were eliminated back-to-back, finishing in 35th and 36th place, for a prize of $11,430 e[...] Read more » Jason & Natasha Mercier Finish Back-to-Back in Poker Tournament
Posted by doubletop777: Many congratulations to the Merciers' on both cashing in this event and what a tremendous way to start married life. This would of been my kind of honeymoon, playing poker with the missus!!
Funny that they finished after each other. Probably both of them were happy to get to go home
can rejoice that a new family has similar interests .. this is a good family is very important ... I wish them a long life together and a good game to claim the most favorite game ... I have it, unfortunately, not so
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 43 (F)
Nice story there. I wonder how they finished that game. Was there any collusion at first, one did favors to another etc, if they met at the tables before busting out Probably they acted like professionals, and played every hand normal. But its love so you never know lol.
Hehe I have seen that happen in home games but never in a real tournament like this. The odds of this happening are so low too! I didn't even know Jason Mercier had a wife.
I don't think there's any real collusion but I'm sure they respect eachother's bets a lot more in order to not bust each other. That's what anyone would do if they played against someone they love in a big buy-in event.
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 43 (F)
Probably they will know more each other too in terms of "pokerfaces" They must have better readings, than they have with the other players. It will be interesting with a case like this on a final table. There lost of things can happen
Joined: Aug '10
Age: 48 (M)
That's nice news, that they boath reach the final table in a tourney a week after their wedding. So they have a great start for their future and enough money for the honeymoon holdiday It was interesting to see, which tourney they play in the future.
Joined: May '08
Age: 35 (M)
yeah obviously one didn't want to wait for other, so all-in with 26off was the obvious move to make, quite strangely this amazing rag hands didn't win, but hey sometimes odds do hold up. congrats to the merciers, surely they will show to mercy for their opponents at the tables.
Joined: Mar '14
Age: 46 (M)
Congratulations to Jason and Natasha Mercier on finishing in the money together nicely. My warm congratulations to a very special pair. Take a moment to enjoy all the special memories that you both will remember for the rest of your lives.