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PokerStars WCOOP: Mercier Finishes 3rd In Event #24

Tags: 2013 wcoop, jason mercier, Pimmss, pokerstars, vovanmillion.
Posted on 17 September 2013 by "T".

On Monday, Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier final tabled World Championship Of Online Poker Event #24, a $700 buy-in NLHE tournament that saw 3,491 entries. After several hours of play on the final table and "chosewinner" had been eliminated in 5th place, Mercier and the other three players paused the clock to look at a potential deal. The chip counts were:

Seat 3: Pimmss (11,313,802 in chips)
Seat 6: romanooo64 (6,747,940 in chips)
Seat 7: JasonMercier (7,117,900 in chips)
Seat 8: vovanmillion (9,730,358 in chips)

It took about 30 minutes of negotiations before Mercier, who, by far, was the most experienced player amongst the quartet, agreed to a deal that got him 9k more than Independent Chip Model (ICA -a way of representing your equity in a tournament based on the remaining stack sizes and the payout structure) and $30,000 was left to play for.

Mercier eventually finished in third place for $229k and "vovanmillion" defeated "Pimmss" heads-up for the title and received $271k! Below are the final table resuls:

1st vovanmillion (Russia) - $271,889.75*
2nd Pimmss (Netherlands) - $247,457.00*
3rd JasonMercier (Canada) - $229,965.47*
4th romanooo64 (Malta) - $212,957.88*
5th chosenwinner (Germany) - $99,384.05
6th javdani (United Kingdom) - $75,449.23
7th DEX888 (Germany) - $52,234.08
8th Skämmes (Sweden) - $29,018.93
9th glupakat (Bulgaria) - $18,572.12

* denotes four-handed deal


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6 comments on "PokerStars WCOOP: Mercier Finishes 3rd In Event #24 "

 noonlion17/09/2013 13:08:57 GMT
Even pros like Mercier cutting deals, jeez. Tight for money?

Kinda ruins the game when every FT is a deal - affects play for sure.
 Heskor17/09/2013 15:01:06 GMT
Well it is a skill to be able to get a deal for more than your value, if he knew he wont be able to make it, he will prefer to take a guarantee profit rather than wait and bust.

Or he might be staked, so a good deal is better than less money. Anyway deals are part of poker, deal with it!!
 demodawggy17/09/2013 21:25:00 GMT
Why would a player like Jason Mercier be staked to play in a lowly $700 buy in tourney...?

It's not like he's broke or anything like that... The guy has got to be worth a few million dollars...

And for a guy like him to take some sort of deal when he's capable of outright winning the thing makes no sense to me... Confused

Maybe his Mom came to pick him up from the tourney and she was waiting in the car beeping the horn for him to hurry up... Big Smile
 Macubaas18/09/2013 20:45:59 GMT
In his specific tournament the deal really spoils the final tale action and drama really...

Probably since he is from US he has some important $$$ that he cannot use and even 200k is important for him right now.
 avickter11919/09/2013 06:46:26 GMT
Negotiation has been a part of online poker since inception. And whooping in 200k+, would be just awesome.
 doubletop77716/11/2013 12:38:35 GMT
Another big payday for Jason Mercier, this guy must be in the top 10 all round poker players in the world. He excels at the 2 most lucrative games out there, i.e. PLO and NLH. Another great young player

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