Jason Mercier Takes Down $5k PLO Event

Published on June 23rd, 2011 2:46 pm EST

Jason Mercier in all white"Team Pokerstars Pro" Jason Mercier successfully navigated his way through a very tough field in the $5k Pot Limit Omaha (6-Handed) to take down his second World Series of Poker bracelet Wednesday night. Mercier's other bracelet also came in a Pot Limit Omaha event (2009 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha).

In addition to walking away with his second WSOP bracelet, Jason Mercier also took home $619,575. This brings his total lifetime tournament cashes up to an enviable $6,324,160. Mercier's first "live" cash came in 2008, and he has cashed for at least $1 million in every year since:

2011 - $1,157,803
2010 - $1,059,803
2009 - $1,354,026
2008 - $2,752,423

During that time, Mercier has taken down EPT events (2008 San Remo), High Roller events (2008 European Poker Championships), Bounty Shootout events (2010 NAPT Mohegan Sun, 2011 NAPT Uncasville) and the aforementioned World Series of Poker events.


Here is how the final table of the $5k PLO event ended up finishing out:

1. Jason Mercier, $619,575
2. Hans Winzeler, $383,075
3. Steven Merrifield, $239,100
4. David Chiu, $156,628
5. Joseph Ressler, $105,967
6. Michael McDonald, $73,965
7. Gregory Brooks, $53,210
8. David Callaghan, $53,210

The final hand of the event came when Mercier and Winzeler decided to get all-in after a flop of 9d-4s-3d. The two players held:

Mercier - Qc-6c-5d-3s
Winzeler - Ac-Kd-Kc-Js

The board ran out 10c-7h, giving Mercier the straight and his second World Series of Poker bracelet.

Photo: GreasieWheels.com


Filed Under: The World Series of Poker

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