Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier defeated a star-packed field of 550 entries in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six Max event. Mercier received the top prize of $633,357 and his third gold bracelet. His first two bracelets came in Pot-Limit Omaha events.
"I haven't won one yet. That's kind of what feels good about it, Mercier told WSOP reporters about winning his first bracelet in No-Limit Hold'em.
Mercier has had a tough series until this win, cashing in only one event.
"It feels great. I was really down on myself. I was getting beat up in cash, busting every tournament. This is the first tournament I made Day 2 of. It feels really good just to go deep, make the final table, and to win is just the cherry on top," said Mercier.
Final table results:
OTHER IN-THE-MONEY FINISHERS:
Aside from the final table finishers, other notable players who cashed included - Jorryt van Hoof (9th place), Tuan Le (12th), John Gale (33rd), Faraz Jaka (53rd) and Jason Somerville (60th)
Name: Jason Mercier
Current Residence: Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
Profession: Poker Player
Number of WSOP Cashes: 43
Number of WSOP Final Table Appearances: 13
Number of WSOP Gold Bracelet Victories: 3
Best Previous WSOP Finish: 1st (2009 $1,500 PLO and 2011 $5,000 PLO Six-Handed)
Total WSOP Earnings: $2,853,749