50 of about 70 winners of the European Poker Tour took part in the Champion of Champions tournament at the end of last week. After several hours of play on the final table, Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier was the last man standing and became the event's first ever winner, defeating PCA winner Galen Hall heads-up for a first prize worth €50,000 in EPT Season 8 buy-ins. Hall received €25,000 in buy-ins for his second-place finish.
Who is Jason Mercier?
Jason Mercier is an American professional poker player from Hollywood, Florida who was the winner at the European Poker Tour (EPT) €4,700 EPT San Remo Main Event and the EPT £1 Million Showdown. Mercier is a member of Team PokerStars Pro and was named the Bluff Magazine Player of the Year for 2009.