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Jason Mercier Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open High Roller

Tags: 2015 Hard Rock Poker Open, Jason Mercier.
Posted on 20 August 2015 by "T".

The $25,400 buy-in event drew a field of 83 entrants who created a prize pool of $2,075,000 - more than double the original guaranteed prize pool. Jason Mercier topped a tough final table (David Peters, David "Doc" Sands, Barry Hutter, Sean Winter etc.) to lay hands on the $652,800 first-place prize. Mercier now has close to $16 million in live tournament earnings, which is good for a 10th-place spot on the all-time money list.

"It's pretty awesome because for as many tournament as I've won, I've never actually had my family here. I knew this tournament series was a pretty decent opportunity to make a final table and have them come watch. Anytime there's a series here I'm really trying so that they can come. I was just happy to still be in. My Dad got here for the start, took off some work, and it was cool to have them both of my parents here and my sister here to watch me win," said Mercier after the victory.

source: card player and Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open blog


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11 comments on "Jason Mercier Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open High Roller"

 doubletop77720/08/2015 09:35:23 GMT
Many congratulations to Jason Mercier on winning this High Roller Event and the forst prize of $652,800. This guy seems to be getting better and better every year which is pretty frightening
 Calmplay20/08/2015 11:04:43 GMT
Yeah nothing is better than winning a tournament with your whole family present and share the brag together with you, what a such nice feeling. Well done kid, enjoy!!!
 pochui20/08/2015 13:00:41 GMT
well if he managed to top Barry Hutter and Harry Butter than he definitely deserved to be the eventual champion. Jason you are the man! exactly 428,345 mobbits out of huge pool of 430793 were rooting for you, not sure who the remaining ones were supporting- Hutter or Butter, not that it matters though...
 klash2320/08/2015 15:05:35 GMT
A good win for Mercier who is having another great year and must have won close to $2 million already this year.I see he won a WSOP bracelet this year but though he has won nearly $16 million he has won only a few tournaments which is quite surprising.
 Fakiry21/08/2015 09:08:00 GMT
My first reaction to this news was "what a short field this was", but taking in consideration the value of the buy-in and the quality of the players who went to it, this should have been a difficult fight for Jason Mercier.
 Tony_MON7ANA22/08/2015 07:02:33 GMT
Here is the timeline.

Jason Mercier @JasonMercier said on Aug 16:
"Busted the 2650 at Seminole hard rock. Saving the run good for the 25k high roller tomorrow. Leaving for Barcelona in 3 days too #EPT!"

On Aug 17:
"In the money! 11 left... Guaranteed 57k but we're looking for that top spot for 652k."

On Aug 18:
"Made final table of 9 in the 25k SHR high roller. Have 820k at 8/16k... Final table at 2 pm tomorrow. 652k up top. Let's goooooo!!!"

On Aug 18:
"I won it. Did a deal heads up and then won... 517k and the title! Oh baby, that felt good! Off to Barcelona tomorrow for more mashing."

Congratulations, Jason!
 bowie198422/08/2015 09:40:05 GMT
Posted by Fakiry:
My first reaction to this news was "what a short field this was", but taking in consideration the value of the buy-in and the quality of the players who went to it, this should have been a difficult fight for Jason Mercier.

Yeah, 83 people who are all able to afford 25k just to play some poker is not a short field rather than a minefield.
 klash2322/08/2015 16:17:47 GMT
It must be nice to be travelling all over the world just to play poker,especially when he is winning hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process.It is crazy that in the space of a couple of weeks these guys have the potential to be winning millions.
 Buva1325/08/2015 02:04:02 GMT
Wow 16 Mil. thats some achivement, must give credit to this guy cause you can see he always plays good. Hall of Fame 4 sure if u ask me.
 pinotte25/08/2015 14:42:10 GMT
Jason Mercier is another player who started to play poker with friends and since he liked the game he then started to play online and had very good result there. So he than decided to play live tournament and the success came very soon and was taken by PS as one of their players. And the good results just continued and this win is not a very big surprise and his career winnings of 16K says it all. Smile Smile
 godoy01/05/2018 04:04:55 GMT
continuing on the footprint he is always abreast of his opponent is so is always ahead of his time and with this printing what money is clear and always maintaining an absurd regularity both oline or live

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